Children

Bearing the Weight of Sin

BY GRETCHEN RONNEVIK

Awhile back, I was at a 3-day practicum in the summer so that I could be trained in to tutor a group of middle schoolers for the coming school year. This was a great event for families, as they had 3 day “camps” for all of my kids to attend while I was at my training during the day. 

Bearing the Weight of Sin

My Boring Testimony

BY JAY SAWRIE

Maybe it’s my Evangelical, Missionary Baptist upbringing, but I’ve always loathed my boring testimony.  When I was a pre-teen, I went to church camp pretty regular. Every night there was some sort of late night activity: movie night, skit night, musical night, etc. But one year, we were greeted with “testimony night”.

My Boring Testimony

The Mother's Freedom To Love

BY JESSICA THOMPSON

You are free to love your children without any expectations because you have been loved immeasurably. You have a Heavenly Father who rejoices over you with singing.

The Mother's Freedom To Love

Abuse Doesn’t Get the Last Word

BY RJ GRUNEWALD

Renee Alston, in the book Stumbling Toward Faith, begins her story with these disturbing words: “I grew up in an abusive household. Much of my abuse was spiritual—and when I say spiritual, I don’t mean new age, esoteric, random mumblings

Abuse Doesn’t Get the Last Word

When Parenting by Grace Doesn't Lead to Change

BY JESSICA THOMPSON

A twelve-year-old girl stomped out of the room and slammed her bedroom door. Her two parents sat at the table completely befuddled. They had been trying to lead her to grace, to forgiveness,

When Parenting by Grace Doesn't Lead to Change

Inexhaustible Grace for Exhausted Women

BY JESSICA THOMPSON

Moms, your worth is not determined by what present you get on Mother’s Day. Everything that is true about you was said on the cross thousands of years ago. You are wicked enough to need a Rescuer and loved enough to have one.

Inexhaustible Grace for Exhausted Women

Proclaim the Good News (to Children)

BY JESSICA THOMPSON

Why is it that we are so afraid to give the message of grace to our little ones? We bombard their ears with law on a constant basis. “Obey your parents.” “Remember the golden rule.” “Be kind to everyone.” The list goes on and on…

Proclaim the Good News (to Children)