Category Archives: RAISING KIDS

Teaching prayer, Scripture, modeling lifestyle

Should Newlyweds Tithe?

Brian’s story:  “When we were newlyweds, the thought of getting a full-time job and supporting a wife was frightening.  I was a Christian, yet I was unsure about tithing 10% of our gross income.  My wife and I prayed about it and … Continue reading

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Kids Painting Luggage

Our grandchildren enjoy art projects.  I brought out the acrylic paints and asked them to paint something colorful on our luggage. Why? It’s because our bags are just like most of the other bags on the airport conveyor belts—black!  I … Continue reading

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Summer Servants for Teens

Years ago our church had a Summer Servant program.  The purpose was to train youth for Christian leadership. Each prospective student for the program was given forty Bible verses, which had to be recited from memory before they could participate. … Continue reading

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Preschoolers Quarreling

My preschoolers would sometimes get into quarrels and spats. Typically, I’d say, “Okay! I think we need to talk with Jesus about this.”  I’d gather them together and go to prayer. Afterward, I’d require the guilty person do two things: … Continue reading

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Tell me: Is This Sin?

Alabama, a 15-year-old girl in an African country wrote via http://www.globalmediaoutreach.com/.  “Dear Kathleen, ‘Please tell me: Is this sin?’ “There is this white guy in my class. I admire him so much that each time I look at him,  I … Continue reading

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Why is Good Friday Good?

It was Easter week and I was fishing off the pier with our eight-year-old grandson. We untangled the lines, baited the hooks, then sat on the bench to wait for a catch.  I’m thinking to myself, “This is going to … Continue reading

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A Man’s Love for His Wife

It has been said that a man’s love for his wife can be seen in his tenderness toward her. We were sitting by the lake enjoying the surrounding beauty.  Nearby was a young family with four children. The dad was … Continue reading

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Too Young for Communion?

It was Communion Sunday and again our five-year-old daughter was asking to partake of the bread and grape juice. I had put her off for months because of her age, but perhaps today it was time. After all, I reasoned: … Continue reading

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He Applied to Med School – But Why?

David’s deep desire had always been to serve God on the mission field.  He applied to med school. But why? It was exactly four years since high school graduation.  Now in four days, he would graduate from the university. He’d … Continue reading

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Professor Ridicules Christian

Rachel was a university sophomore taking Spanish.  The professor asked in Spanish, “How many of you believe in angels.  Rachel was the only one to raise her hand. The professor chuckled.  “Tell us why you believe in angels.” “The Bible … Continue reading

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