Category Archives: RAISING KIDS

Teaching prayer, Scripture, modeling lifestyle

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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Should Christians Drink?

I still remember my first date in college.  We doubled with Gloria, a friend from high school, and her date.  I always admired Gloria for her good judgment.  I didn’t know then that this was because she was a follower … Continue reading

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Summit Ministries for Teens

When the twins, Jessica and James were 16, their parents  forced them to attend a two-week program at the Summit Ministries for Teens Conference Center in Colorado Springs, CO.  That’s right, they were forced against their will. Their parents explained … Continue reading

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Chicken Evangelist

We recently returned from a trip to Texas.  Loved the church we visited!  The pastor had written a book I couldn’t wait to read:  The Adventures of a Chicken Evangelist, by Steve Nelson. It told of his experiences during 40 days … Continue reading

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Teen Wants to Become a Father

A special memory from my years doing jail ministry: I was having Bible study with a group of incarcerated teens when one 16-year-old asked if he could speak with me privately after we finished. Later he told me he is … Continue reading

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Anxiety Attack Solution

Eight-year-old Alex was experiencing anxieties. His mother asked him to bring a note pad and pencil and write some instructions for what to do when this happens.  She didn’t know what she would tell him to write, but she was … Continue reading

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Too Young for Communion?

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

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After School Bible Stories

She is 85.  Every week this dear woman and her husband place their two folding chairs under a tree in the large grassy area of their apartment complex.  Little children are invited to sit on a blanket to hear Trudy and Clarence tell a Bible story. … Continue reading

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Earthquake with a Three-Year-Old

Marni’s three-year-old was coloring nearby when the earthquake began.  He looked over at his mom questioningly, “What’s that?” “It’s an earthquake, Matthew.  Come sit on Mommy’s lap.  We’re going to sit under the archway and thank Jesus for the earthquake.” … Continue reading

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How Far Can We Go and Not Sin?

John from Kentucky sent an email via Global Media Outreach… www.globalmediaoutreach.com His question:  “My girlfriend and I are Christians and we want to wait until marriage for sex.  How far can we go and not sin?  We are both 16.” … Continue reading

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