Youth & Teens



OCT
29

“Don’t rock the boat!” had become the philosophy of the elders and people of Israel after the time of Judges had begun. For the last forty years Israel had allowed the Philistines to run over them and ruin them without hardly putting up a fight. Israel needed strength, not the stamina of a Politian or the stoutness … Read More



OCT
21

I love having friends.  It’s so nice to have someone to laugh with, to cry with, to share with and to love.  A friend is someone who is attached to another by affection or esteem.  We use terminology like “She is my best friend,” or we might say, “What kind of a friend are they?”  … Read More



SEP
30

If we set out today to make a list of all of the various types of parents that fall under the category of being a “Christian parent,” we could make an endless list with divisions and breakdowns of various types of parents. However, the truth is that all Christian parents can be placed under one … Read More



SEP
18

On a normal weekday afternoon, I was playing with my daughter, Aubrey. We were probably putting a puzzle together, drawing castles, or playing dolls. Yeah, I’m willing to get down and play dolls with my daughters! While we were playing that afternoon, Aubrey taught me an important lesson. In the middle of our time together, … Read More



JUL
08

As a Christian father, I realize that I have the opportunity to impact and influence the lives of generations to follow through the life that I live and the instructions that I give.  In the book of Proverbs, Solomon used the phrase, “my son,” twenty-three times.  It was absolutely clear to him that he had … Read More



JUN
17

While reading a Christian news article regarding parenting, I read the following statement, “Many parents have an outsourcing mentality when it comes to their children’s spirituality, often because they lack spiritual vitality themselves.” From Proverbs 22:6, we understand that the primary role of parents regarding their child is to “Train up a child in the … Read More



FEB
18

“It’s none of your business.”  “If I wanted you to know I would have told you.” Probably at some time, all of us have either spoken those words or had someone rashly speak them to us. When we think of someone being nosy, perhaps a certain high school friend or college roommate comes to mind. … Read More



NOV
05

Isaiah 35:10  – “And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart (where?), down in my heart (where?), down in my … Read More



JUL
12

“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.”   –Psalm 127:3-4 Parenting God’s way should not be a choice for Christians, but it is. The world parents children differently from Christians and it … Read More



MAR
19

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly all wrapped up in one of the most exciting, rewarding and outright crazy ministries of the local church is none other than the bus ministry. Certainly there are times of great challenges and difficulties from the weather to vehicle issues — the list is immense! However, with great … Read More