Making Life Work for Your Family

Don't Be Deceived

Don't Be Deceived

Get this and don't be misled.

We cannot over-estimate the importance of seeing the truth.

No Two Are Alike

No Two Are Alike

No matter how different, each is important to the family!

Every child is different and important and special and we need to learn to appreciate each one for their uniqueness.

Anxious Hearts

Anxious Hearts

What are you worried about?

Most of what we worry about never happens; so let's trust the future to the Lord.

Divorce and Children

Divorce and Children

Is it really that big a deal?

Divorce hurts kids and wounds adults and we must prevent it.

The Truth about Happiness

The Truth about Happiness

Can you handle the truth?

Happiness isn't just going to come along, you are going to make your own happiness by what you invest your life in.

With Jesus, Things Happen!

With Jesus, Things Happen!

Don't you want to see this?

When Jesus enters someone's life, that life will be changed ... for the better, because in Jesus, things happen!

Love Words

Love Words

How sloppy are you with your words for affection?

We are sloppy in the way we use words for love, so why not see how the Bible does and especially see how Jesus demonstrated it and evaluate our lives based on his model?

Good for You!

Good for You!

So is marriage really that big an improvement?

Marriage proves to be beneficial for both men and women, though for different reasons.

Right Priorities

Right Priorities

How are you going getting your life in proper order?

When things are not in good shape at home it is usually because our priorities have gotten off track.

Filling the Vacuum

Filling the Vacuum

What are you putting in the empty places of their lives?

We've got to fill our kids with good things and not just tell them what not to do, because if we don't fill them with God's stuff, someone is going to fill them with satan's stuff.

Family Mission?

Family Mission?

What in the world are you living for, anyway?

We have to have a mission for our families bigger than physical and financial goals, we have to have a spiritual mission.

The Sound of Surprise

The Sound of Surprise

What does life sound like in your world?

Like a work of improvisational jazz, life is a journey from one new thing to another.

The Freshness of Forgiveness

The Freshness of Forgiveness

Can anything be this fresh?

Forgiveness is forgetting to remember the hurts you forgave and giving others, and yourself a fresh start on life.

The Greatest Gift to Give

The Greatest Gift to Give

What could be greater than the gift you've already bought them?

The best gift that can be given is the gift of dedicated time to a family member.

The Astonishing Christ

The Astonishing Christ

Everything about Jesus is astonishing!

Even Napoleon Bonaparte was awed by the astonishing Jesus who came to earth as a baby.

No Rest, No Gain

No Rest, No Gain

Can you really get more fit by resting?

Without rest we cannot restore our bodies and our health, but this is not a new idea, it is God's fitness plan from long ago.

The Judging Business

The Judging Business

What right do we have to pass judgement on anyone else?

God wants us to be humble, but he doesn't want to get down on ourselves or judge ourselves or anyone else, he chose us and will us to his glory.

Tough Times  Toughen

Tough Times Toughen

Wow, tough times can be hard, but is there a payoff to them?

Tough times, even when they are filled with temptation can help us grow and better appreciate good times when they come.

Persistence

Persistence

Will you hang in there when things are tough to do?

Growth takes consistent, persistent effort, it is not something that happens right now, but God is at work right now to make it happen in us.

What's Good for Soul and Body

What's Good for Soul and Body

What in the world does soulwork have to do with our bodies?

Healing after surgery is directly related to support from prayer.

Seeking God

Seeking God

What god are you seeking?

Idolatry in India leads to a false notion that their gods are drinking milk, but the true and living God knows us and cares about us.

Sausage Over Souls

Sausage Over Souls

Why in the world would anyone choose sausage over a life being changed?

The healing of the madman and the reaction of the crowd remind us once again that people are often prejudiced against anything that costs them something even if it benefits other people.

Removing the Selfish Part of Me

Removing the Selfish Part of Me

Why do we keep hanging on to what destroys us?

Selfishness destroys families while self-examination helps us improve ourselves and bless our families.

Learning the Skill of Communication

Learning the Skill of Communication

How well are you at listening and being heard?

Messing up his communication with his wife, Paul learns the lesson of the importance of good communication.

The Greatest Miracle of All

The Greatest Miracle of All

What's the greatest miracle you have seen?

The greatest miracle of all is the one that occurs every day in the lives of people who are found by grace and changed.