Parent Like You Mean It: How To Discuss Riots, Terrorism, BLM, Trump and Other Scary Things

They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but I beg to differ.  Candace Flynn-Fletcher said it best when she told her mom, "...that's why books have covers - to judge them." (That's for all you Phineas and Ferb fans).Anyway, there's a children's Bible story book that I have loved since the second I read the cover.  It's Bill Ross' Hey, That's Not What the Bible Says!  It's a collection of ten well-known Bible stories that Ross turns on their collective ears, prompting children to exclaim … [Read more...]

Ouxano 104: How To Begin Doing Family Devotions In Your Home

[display_podcast] Always remember that God has entrusted your kids to you and therefore, you are the primary disciplers of your kids.  Now, while there are no guarantees, we are still called to offer them every opportunity to come to Jesus and grow in their relationships with Him. So, today we’re going to spend some time talking about family devotions.  This is often a dreaded concept for some parents because they are afraid that their kids are going to ask some questions that they are not pre … [Read more...]

Ouxano 103: Teaching Your Children How To Have Their Own Personal Devotions

[display_podcast] Too many parents today approach the question of personal devotions (how to do them, when to do them, who should do them, etc.) with guarded trepidation.  We believe it’s something that is reserved for each individual’s personal walk with God, and therefore shouldn’t be discussed in the open.  Unfortunately, in today’s church, most church-going Christian adults still do not have their own regular, personal devotional times with God.It’s incredible: we don’t think twice a … [Read more...]

Ouxano 102: How To Easily Start Reading the Bible With Your Kids

[display_podcast] As our kids grow, the first phase of digging into God’s Word and applying it to their lives can begin as early as ages two to five.  We need to start fostering reading habits in them and the importance of Bible stories by creating a visual experience for them and modeling the importance of reading the Bible’s stories to them. This is done, not just through reading books to them, but find Bible Story Books with engaging illustrations that help bring the stories to life in their … [Read more...]

Ouxano 101: The SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING for Christian Parents to DO!

[display_podcast] If your desire is to disciple your children as the Bible describes, there are a few things that YOU REALLY NEED TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS!If you want children who walk vibrantly with Christ and have their own relationship with Him, then the most important thing you need to do is have your own relationship with Christ! In other words, It is very unlikely that your kids will grow to have a relationship with God if you don’t model it for them. So, you can’t teach your kids to … [Read more...]

Ouxano 98: Christian Parenting Is A Journey… With Lots of Twists, Turns and Detours

[display_podcast] “Ouxano” is a Greek word meaning “Growth” used throughout the New Testament in regards to spiritual development. So, this week we are going to begin a series about guiding the spiritual growth of our children. Now, parenting is one of the most important roles and tasks that we have, just as people. So, we need to think carefully about what it means to disciple our own children. But, before we get too deep into it, let me tell you a bit about myself, so that you know where I’m … [Read more...]