Turn Your Worst Mistakes into Your Best Lessons

Once upon a time I thought the best way to protect my children from making the same stupid mistakes I made when I was young was to keep my stupid mistakes hidden from them.

Then Psalm 78 blew my plan to smithereens.

It has 72 verses devoted to how parents and grandparents are supposed to relive more than just the “glory days” of our past. We are supposed to use our slip-ups to highlight God’s glory instead. The underlying assumption of Psalm 78 is that God is the Lord of our past as well as the Sovereign over our children’s futures. If we keep our pasts hidden away from curious eyes then our children miss out on hearing all the ways the Lord brought glory to his name in spite of our failures.
Psalm 78 is a fantastic blueprint for turning our worst blunders into our best lessons.

(click here to how to share God’s faithfulness through your personal stories at the Home Educating Family .)

How to Preach the Gospel to Yourself

It’s likely you’ve heard the admonition to “preach the gospel to yourself.” But do you have a practical, systematic way for doing that? What do you say when you preach the gospel to yourself? The gospel message about Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection has the ability to enrich us and make us wealthy in mind […]

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Because You’re Adopted (So Great a Salvation Series)

Adoption changes everything. The first time I watched “Home for the Holidays” (a yearly T.V. special promoting adoption/foster care) a teenaged orphan girl was featured. Through sobs she related how she prayed to be part of a family from the time she understood she was an orphan. But she was losing hope because of her […]

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Helping Kids Overcome

training kids to be overcomers HEDUA

Right now over at The Home Educating Family Association I’m sharing some tips on helping kids learn to kick sin habits. Here’s a little snippet and an invitation to click over and benefit from the full post. During January, when the world is focused on change, I’m evaluating my parental role in helping my children […]

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