5 Great Traits for Family Gatherings During Holidays

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Here are some attitudes that help make the family celebrations great ones as you get together over the holidays.   These are free, beneficial and almost always well received.  I’m blessed with an easy-going family – on both sides. But, I’ve heard … Continued

Parents: Music Lessons Are A Great Investment!

It’s a bit of a sacrifice to hand over $15-$25 per lesson every week to learn an instrument! Not to mention the driving and waiting times! But it’s still a very worthwhile investment in the life of a child. How … Continued

Ministry Leader: Your Attitude Is Contagious

Pastors, worship leaders, and next-generation ministry leaders build the culture of attitude – positive or negative – in the leaders and the church. Your attitude is contagious. No ministry or leader is perfect and there will be tough seasons and … Continued

Five Factors Influencing The Faith Of Young Adults

There’s no silver bullet to ensure students from Christian families will grow into their own faith in Jesus. But I’ve been encouraged by reading a book called It’s Not Too Late: The Essential Part You Play in Shaping Your Teen’s … Continued

Three Stages Of Parenting Your Young Adult

When a child is between the ages of 13 and 18, they need a teacher. Between the ages of 18 and 23, the need a coach. And an emerging adult, between the ages of 23-29 need a resource. If a … Continued

C.A.R.E. For The Students In Your Sunday School

I picked up a little book called, “Help I’m A Sunday School Teacher” by Ray Johnston. The author had a great acronym to help remember the basics of reaching and teaching students through Sunday School: C.A.R.E. Content Often content is … Continued

Seven Simple Ideas For Sunday School

Sunday school teachers should have fun in their classes. Be creative as you figure out ways to help students connect, grow and learn. Here are a handful of simple ideas I picked up from a little book called, Help, I’m … Continued

Help Your Child Overcome Fear

It’s alright to be afraid. But being afraid is temporary. It’s also ok not to be afraid. And we can teach our children new responses when fear arises. Part of learning to grow up with a strong, confident identity is … Continued

Go For No’s

If you are needing to ask volunteers to help serve or request donations for some event, here’s one great tip: Most people have a goal for how many people say, “yes.” But, if you want to get motivated, have a … Continued

Your Comfort May Be Overrated

In his book, Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt talked about comfort being overrated. “We think that if we had every comfort available, we’d be happy. We equate comfort with happiness. And now that we’re so comfortable, we’re miserable. There’s … Continued

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