This is an article I wrote for Fierce Parenting. Read to find critical parenting strategies to stay engaged with your kids and to be able to lead them as unique individuals.
For TBT, we look back at a guest article. How important is it to "show up" for the things you say are important to you? My guest, Pastor Shawn, describes the importance of intentional parenting.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6) What does Jesus really mean, to be thirsty for righteousness? What is righteousness and why is it a blessing to thirst for it? The word, "righteous," here means to stand in the right way. Does this mean the religious,… Continue reading Guest Blog- Keith Griggeory-Thirsty?
As we start in our early parenthood years and grow through our experience and challenges, our mindset is to have the greatest knowledge of what we should teach and pass down to our children. What words can we speak into their lives that will guide them down the path of prosperity, knowledge and a love… Continue reading Guest Blog: Mike Shamburg- The Example
I don’t know about you, but I am a pretty good liar when it comes to a self-evaluation. It’s kind of like looking in the mirror: I see the 18-year-old body I use to have and not the 50-year-old body I now have. Doing a spiritual self-evaluation is much the same way. Many times we… Continue reading Guest Blog- 10 Spiritually Tough Questions to ask Yourself by Jody Burkeen from Man Up Gods Way
Psalm 46:1- God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in time of trouble I had incredible reminders recently that God is in everything. It was fantastic. I had an expectation, or a gigantic desire, for God to show up. He did like He always does, and honestly, that’s one of the main reasons… Continue reading Guest Blog- Shawn Capozzi- Show Up!
Remember that game that you would play as a kid where two teams got on opposite ends of a large rope and there was a ribbon tied in the middle and each team pulled against the other to drag them to their side? In the game of tug-o-war you must employ a strategy to beat… Continue reading Guest Blog- Nathan Bentley- Tug O’ War
Genesis 32:28- Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.”Jacob was shrewd, cunning and a deceiver. When he was born, he was jockeying for position even out of the womb, holding onto his brother Esau’s heel. The first… Continue reading Wrestling with God
Proverbs 19:21: Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Interestingly enough I have plans for my boys. I would guess for most of us fathers and mothers out there you are just as guilty as me when it comes to formulating plans for… Continue reading Guest Blog- Blake Wilsford- According to Whose Plan?
It's incredibly difficult to keep life "balanced". I mean, with all the demands of my career and then the responsibilities of being a father and husband as well as ministry opportunities....at times I feel like a circus clown couldn't juggle the load that I have. On top of all that, you have to budget some… Continue reading Guest Blog- Josh Rodgers- The Struggle for Balance
1 Peter 5:8:Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Once someone chooses to follow Jesus, you place yourself in the Lamb’s book of life. You guarantee yourself eternal life in heaven. Our sins are washed away by the blood of the… Continue reading Targeted
Daniel 10:12-13-“Do not be afraid Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes,… Continue reading Persevering Prayer
Judges 6:12“When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” I struggle to know if I am moving in God’s calling in my life. After all, days turn into months and years and the grind is real. Who am I that God can use? My past,… Continue reading Mighty Warrior
1 Kings 12:28-30: After seeking advice, the king (Jeroboam) made two golden calves. He said to the people, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt." One he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan. And this thing… Continue reading Compromise
Matthew 6:19: Do not store up for yourselves treasures on Earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will… Continue reading Treasure in Heaven