Friday , 23 February 2018
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Training the Team

Parents: Pray and Point


The business of cultivating a child’s heart for God is, to say the least, a daunting task. It reminds me of the verse, “Who is adequate for these things?” (2 Corinthians 2:16).  I have seen parents who have “done it right” and yet their children have had no desire to follow God. And I have seen children from broken homes ... Read More »

Confession and Forgiveness: A Fresh Start to a New Year!


Starting a new year is always an awesome time to readjust, realign, and recommit in many areas of our lives. I have found that in this new year I have been thinking about one of the most foundational truths of the Gospel: forgiveness and love. It’s caused me to want to renew my understanding and rededicate myself to following the ... Read More »

A Thanksgiving Reflection: Come to the Father!

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Sometimes I wonder if I really do get it. Do I really understand what the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross accomplished for all who put their trust in Him? Do I grasp that my faith in Jesus as my Savior brings me to God? It’s worth taking a few minutes to remind ourselves how “great a salvation” (Hebrews ... Read More »

Spiritual Leadership in the Home: Resisting Temptation

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Spiritual leadership in our homes is vital if we want to point our families to Christ. One of the challenges to our spiritual leadership is our battle to resist the temptations of sin. Why is resisting temptation so important? Sin enters through unresisted temptation, and sin always affects our relationship with God and with others. It touches the core of ... Read More »

Connecting with Our Families

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It was another great summer at Summer’s Best Two Weeks! It ended with “Family Weekend” Aug. 16-18, which was a relaxing and fun three days for families to be together and enjoy the many activities at camp surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation. Come join us next year! On Sunday morning of the weekend we always gather together for ... Read More »

The Influence of Godly Mentors in Your Child’s Life

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Parenting is not easy. As a parent, because I know this to be true, I will be eternally grateful for the influence that many college-age camp counselors have had on our four children. Our family’s summer camp experience has been mainly through Summer’s Best Two Weeks, along with several  Young Life camping weeks in high school as well. Since our ... Read More »

“Where Are You?” (Part 2 of 2)


Leading our homes in the direction of Christ is an incredible responsibility. Easy? No way, but God teaches us a great deal in His Word about this enormous privilege, and we find assurance that He will equip us for the task. As we mentioned in the previous post on this topic, Paul realized that he was “stuck” in himself—doing things ... Read More »

“Where Are You?” (Part 1)


I  recently  spoke  at  my  church’s  Men’s  Prayer  Breakfast  and  my  topic  was  “Where  Are  the  Men?”  It   was  a  great  experience  for  me  to  prepare  this  message,  as  it  speaks  to  me  on  so  many  levels,  and  I   thought  I  would  share  parts  of  it  with  you.  I  have  adapted  it  somewhat  to  relate  to  both  dads ... Read More »

Developing a Thankful Heart in Our Kids (Part 2 of 2)

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Most parents have felt the parental “cringe” when we were hoping and expecting our child to express appreciation on his own– with no prompting from Mom or Dad—only to be disappointed! When I experienced that frustration as a dad, God was usually quick to remind me of my own shortcomings in this area by asking me, “Son, how many times ... Read More »

Developing a Thankful Heart in our Kids (Part 1 of 2)

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“Thank you”—it does a parent’s heart good when we hear our children say this, especially when it’s unprompted! Like most things involved in parenting, training our child to say “thank you” is a learned skill. But even more important than teaching our child to say “thank you” is training the child to be thankful. In other words, in addition to ... Read More »