Christian Home & Family: How To Get Started With Family Devotions

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:How to begin your own family devotions:UNDERSTAND YOUR PURPOSEFamily devotions are intended to facilitate heart-level spiritual growth. They are not just about getting more knowledge into your head (or the heads of your kids). So your goal in devotions should never be to teach your kids to be perfect little theologians, having all the answers to every questoion, or applying religious formulas for a happy day/life. Family … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 71: In Your Story, Which Scene Are You Responsible For?

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[display_podcast] My dad and I LOVE sports and movies. One flick that combines these two (to a degree) is Frequency with Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid. In the movie, Quaid plays Caviezel’s firefighter dad in 1969 Queens, New York. An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences. One aspect that the movie establishes in its first act is a family that starts out looking picture perfect: great … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Blood Is Thicker Than Water, But LOVE Is Thicker Than Blood

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: They say that blood is thicker than water meaning that blood family ties are stronger than other ties.  Janet loved her stepson, James, as her own.  His birth mom had been in and out of his life, more out than in.  And when she did come around, she showed little attention to his interests.  She rarely attended a game, was not involved in his schooling; she was more about herself than … [Read more...]

Encountering & Experiencing A Healing God

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e2 media network presents its first live webcast featuring Jeff Allen (An Examined Life Podcast), Dixie Diamanti (Reflections of Grace Podcast), Dewey Bertolini (Jesus in HD) and Suzanne Lederer (Experience God). Together with host Jefferson Drexler (Parent Like You Mean It), they discuss various aspects of encountering and experiencing God healing in peoples' lives in the 21st century.The webcast was taped live on February 25, 2015. Four more live webcasts are planned throughout the year, … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 52: Fixing What Needs To Be Fixed

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: The first home we bought was a fixer upper. Not that everything in it had to be redone but we wanted to make it our own so there was a lot of changes and repairing to do. The walls were ok but they had some dings and dents so we wanted to repair them and paint them with fresh new colors. The kitchen cabinets were ok but we wanted new and clean. The old brown carpet definitely had to … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Using Music In Family Devotions

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:Including music for the sake of worship is not an easy task for most peopleIf you’re not musically inclined, what do you do? Before we get into the “how” part of including music in your family worship, there’s one other step we need to take first…Talk with your family about the “WHY” behind singing…Why do we sing to God in the first place? It’s not only that it’s fun (though it is), it’s one way that we worship God. A … [Read more...]


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