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Everytime I pick up my daughter Naomi from school, I ask, "HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY?" and I usually get a basic answer like: "It was good." That's it.
I've been trying to think of better questions to ask her that might get her to share more about her day. I'm trying to get more specific in how I ask her questions.
I LOVE this article from Huffington Post about 25 Ways to ask your child "How was school?" that might actually get them to answer!
As I was driving into work this morning, I was listening to the words in the songs we play on SOS Radio. I was hearing songs about faith, trust, love, grace and changed lives. There was just this theme of "encouragement" in the air.
God is in the life change business. Jesus said, "If you really knew me, you would know my father as well….. from now on you DO know him and have seen him. Anyone who has seen me has seen the father. I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these."
If you don’t look forward to anything in your life, you’re probably letting the past have too much control.
Changing our diet often shows quicker results that just working out extra times. A big part of weight loss & fatloss is attributed to the way we eat. Excercise is very important, but what we eat really sets a standard.
Seth Ahlborn is Headmaster at Henderson International School. He shares some ideas on how we can help our kids really thrive in this new school year. He challenges us as parents to step up and play a stronger role in our child's education.
Have you ever been asked to pray for somebody out loud, in front of people? Kinda puts a little pressure on, doesn't it? It's easy to want to sound spiritual, reverent, and articulate. Not just for God, but for the people that are listening.
I'll admit that there have been times when I'm in a group, and we're all taking turns praying out loud. When my turn is next, I'm not sure that I'm even really listening to what the person next to me is saying. I'm thinking about what I'm going to say. Don't want to do it wrong, you know. I have some friends that outright refuse to pray out loud. They are embarrased.
There’s a story in the Bible about a father who is worried about his son. (Mark 9:14-29) His son had been sick since he was a young boy. Turns out that the son had an evil spirit possessing him. The father knows that his boy needs help but he hasn’t found anyone who can do anything to cure him. That is, until Jesus. The father said to Jesus, “But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” “If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
Joey Perez from Berean Baptist Church called me out in the #BibleChallenge. So here's my response.
This might be my favorite conversation we've ever had on SOS Radio. Chuck Norris talks about his faith, he talks about overcoming pride, Washington DC and his favorite Chuck Norris facts. [email protected]
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Believe it or not, out of the first 18 years of our child’s life, almost 6 and a half years of that time will be spend in school! That’s over 1/3 of their journey will be outside of our personal care! That challenges me as a parent to brainstorm new ways to supplement my child’s education and do a better job living out my values. It challenges me to make time each day to read with my kids and carve out time for their homework this year.
Jim Daly from Focus on the Family shared a list of ten books every Christian should read in addition to
*Basic Christianity, by John Stott
*The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
*Desiring God, by John Piper
*How Now Shall We Live?, by Chuck Colson
*Knowing God, by J.I. Packer
*Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
*The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
*The Practice of the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence
*The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer
*The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis