Category: General Family Ministry

Keep Swimming – A Lesson From Nemo

My family just returned from a few days together at Disney World. We had a blast! The best part was simply being together. One of our favorite shows was Finding Nemo – The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The major theme in the show was Nemo’s Dad (Marlin) searching for his lost son. Throughout this long […]

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Parental Engagement

Last evening I had the pleasure of visiting with some parents of middle schoolers. (If you haven’t had the pleasure of parent through that season you will love it – there is never a dull moment). We dug into the topic of parental engagement. As I reflected on the topic and my almost 30 years […]

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Practical Ideas to Strengthen Your Family

I love to get practical family strengthening ideas from people at Faith Promise. When we share what is working well or areas where we need help in our families with other believers at FP we invest in strengthening families. Recently I observed or was told about three practical ideas that have the potential to benefit […]

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A Lesson From An Intentional Dad

Last week I was reminded that with high intentionality we can expose our children to positive, potentially life changing people/experiences. Gina McClain, who leads our Kids Ministry, had recently spoken at the K! Leadership Summit where she met another ministry leader, Rick (not his real name as I did not ask his permission to share […]

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Please, Sorry and Thanks

I am enjoying reading Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson. I highly recommend this small (100 pages) and inexpensive ($3.00) book for parents. Early in the book, Batterson shares that his parenting philosophy can be boiled down to three words – please, sorry and thanks. Let’s consider the power God provides from each […]

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Caution: Watch Out For Ordinary

I believe one of the greatest dangers to our marriages is when we begin to treat them as ordinary. Recently I had lunch with a guy from Florida. During conversation I shared that I was craving an orange. He indicated that they had a tree that produced a type of small orange right in their […]

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