Kids Managing Money? You Bet!

Take a look at these very helpful ideas from a camp dad we can use to teach our children how to navigate managing money. Another throw back from a couple years ago with timeless truths!
Camp Ropes Course
Deuteronomy 5:21 says "you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your...Read more

How Can We Help Our Child Out of an Unhealthy Friendship?

Reality is, we all need friends! Friends are a good gift, and essential for our spiritual health. However, when a friendship takes the seat of God in our life, we’re in danger. Kara paves a way for us to steer our kids toward healthy friendships, originally two years ago, but today we get to learn from these timeless truths again!
Alpha v Omega
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. Proverbs 12:26 While it might be easier to recognize idolatry of a spouse, child, career...Read more

How to Discipline Older Children with Love

Discipline styles begin to change as kids get older. The days of taking away toys and putting them in time-out are in the rearview mirror all too quickly. Ashton relays some great ideas for loving our older kids well with solid discipline.
Father/Daughter
My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he...Read more

What is the Value of Community?

Community...it's hard, messy, yet so, so good and highly valuable. Seth shares his experience with lack of community and how God has used community to grow him in Christ-likeness. Let's lean in to this throw-back devo one more time and enjoy the timeless truths.
Community Group
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole...Read more

"Just Enough" Extra Curriculars Even A Possibility? Yes!

A new season of opportunities is upon us with the beginning of a school year. How can we help our kids be involved in a healthy amount of extra curriculars, but not overdo it? Madi points us to making sure we enable our kids to sit with Jesus daily and ask His help for deciding what to be involved in.
Family Camp Fun
“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary,...Read more

How to Help Kids Make Independent Decisions?

With school coming right around the corner and life looking a lot different than any of us anticipated this time last year, there is value in giving our kids freedom to make choices. Colby points us to wisdom in scripture and practical steps for helping our children grow in independent decision making. This article was published recently and is worth the repetition for us!
Volleyball Fun
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5 What is the value of...Read more

How to Create Healthy Family Culture when it comes to Technology Devices

As a culture, we have become utterly dependent on our devices. They make life convenient and efficient, and supplement boredom with ease. Kara reminds us of the importance and how do-able it is for our families to have a healthy relationship regarding our technology devices. Enjoy this repeat publishing from two years ago that is still so relevant even amidst the life we're experiencing with COVID-19 causing so much change.
Family Connecting
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is God's...Read more

How to Help Kids Live Missionally

There is so much value for our kids experiencing how God works for different people...be it 1 mile from home or more than 1,000 miles from home. Natalie walks us through the importance of teaching our kids to live missionally.
Gospel Beads
"Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in...Read more

Can Kids Handle Hard Truth?

Pandemic, protests, and politics...how much and what is good to share with our kids about these and other tricky parts of our world today? Ashton points us to Christ's example in leading others in truth and grace.
Masked Up and Manly
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:15 As the...Read more

How Can Scripture Memory Encourage us Toward Faithfulness?

Are you a champion at memorizing scripture? This is a tough thing to master, even for the most devoted Christ followers. Judah gives us practical ways we can get take a step at a time and grow in faithfulness by knowing God's Word better.
In God's Word
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 Did you know the Fired Up theme song from summer 2019 consists...Read more

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