This whole thing about being the best, is at best relative...Our purpose must be found in God and found in our assignment today
...So the time comes when good hearty ol' laughs are needed, and you & I can both chill and chuckle over the silliness of this book. We can all think up and brim over with a 1000 *better* ways to outsmart this author & spice up family life and inject joy over our gloriously messy days... Friends, you've gotta… Continue reading Check out our “Diary of a Humble Dad” e-book; one silly & hilarious read that will keep every kid & their parent seriously roarin’!
Critical thinking teaches our kids to understand the message that media tries to convey rather than mindlessly absorbing every material thrown in their face.
Jesus takes it personally and identifies with His body in a way that we become a part of who He is.
Today as I hovered from place to place here in Asia, I found myself craving for just a little time and a quiet corner to commune with God. Instead of being time-effective, however, I found people, system, and traffic being less than efficient here. My wonderful moments on the other hand, came when I simply… Continue reading Permission to sweat it over the small stuff – why fussing over little details can actually do you good
Mark 16:1-8 - The Resurrection "When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another,… Continue reading when your heart is longing for some reality this new year
...many times I'm really unsure if i've achieved in a day all the things I'm supposed to do to be a good parent...cos the act of balancing so many different needs and wearing so many different hats is a tricky one, and sometimes you feel like you've gotta sacrifice something to accomplish another thing...it's nice to know… Continue reading KPI’s (Key performance indicators) for Parents…how to know you’re nailing it
When you wake up with a pounding headache, a ringing ear and a sore mouth, you may be tempted to be a grumpy little person --- until your eyes open to notice the beauty that's all around you - the gift of God's grace lavished on your one single life... I wrote this in the company of a wonderful… Continue reading How to be fresh for use today
Let's take this to heart - there are days when the needs of our friends are greater than their own faith - and they need our faith to hold them up, to pray them through, to pave the way for their miracles --- they need our faith and deeds combined for their bodies to heal, for… Continue reading How to have a roof altering kind of faith
...when you feel the heat's on and situation's tense and that you're somehow caught in a war - whatever the 'war' might be --- hold on; don't give up!, because God has the greater plan for your life. God is the Master Specialist who can use any and every circumstance to teach us how to war ...and how to do it properly, and… Continue reading …how to stay strong when you’re caught in a war
It's in our blood...to be embarrassed about blowing our own horns' (or our children's) in public...so we tend to underplay it, and dismiss the good, ...but hey, we aren't called to blow our own trumpets, we are simply called to declare the love and pleasure that we have towards our own family in front of others, rather than the negative, or… Continue reading When it’s alright to say good things about your family
Seeing this devotional note popped up in my inbox this morning, I know that there are certain nuggets of truth in what my husband was reflecting this morning in his little quiet moment before work...and I pray, alongside him, that you and I will see the joy of self denial, see the power that comes with… Continue reading The Way to Greater Ministry
I tell you - what this man said below is true! Joy is a gift and work can be that gift - a joy! When work isn't just mere "work", we can chase the dread away and welcome the grace in. I've seen this joy lighting up a whole countenance, I've witnessed this joy elevating a real gloomy face, because truth be… Continue reading How to Enjoy Your Work All-Year Round
So we're right in the thick of sleep training our toddler - "stay in bed, don't come out, no screaming the house down..." - and I'm a true softie when it comes to sleep training, so *thank you, husband* for saving my sleep. Here's some practical tips from a pragmatic bloke to any sleep deprived parents who might… Continue reading Hope for Parents on Sleep Training Your Toddler
When Easter rolls in and my husband preached that Sunday morning a message on "Why do you seek the Living among the dead?", I sat straight up and listened hard and fought to take every word in. I wanted Easter to be all over me - a heart reality - a personal experience - a speaking voice, and not… Continue reading Are You Looking for the Living among the Dead?