Being kind and serving others results in benefits for everyone. When you teach your children to be kind and help others, you notice that they fight less, express gratitude and thankfulness more often, and improve their problem-solving ability. The best part is that entitlement diminishes. Continue Reading →
Learning to drive begins before your teenager gets their fingers on their Learner’s permit. It started from a young age as they watched what you do in the driver’s seat. Learning to drive is also more than just passing the test, it’s about making wise decisions. It’s about driving for life. This blogpost addresses a number of crucial points to remember when teaching your teenager to drive. Continue Reading →
Should I be putting my kids before my plans? Great question. Is there a correct answer? Does it depend on your situation? I am finding we are at a new stage in our parenting with a nearly 19-year-old daughter living at home, studying at university, working, youth leader, active social life, and a boyfriend, and our 16-year-old son itching for more freedom. Continue Reading →
Parenting can be extremely rewarding, exciting and fulfilling. It can also be a tough gig.
The day in day out slog of living can sometimes cause us to lose track of our purpose in life. Throw in demands from work, church, extended family, let alone our spouse and kids, sports practice, late nights, our own expectations, kids crying, and it can be easy to become frazzled.
How can we enjoy parenting our children? How can we model a life full of grace, peace and fulfillment to our children?
I believe firstly that we need to spend time praying. Praying for ourselves. Continue Reading →
As we are in the lead up to celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour, I have updated the Advent Prayer Calendar. I find it a fantastic resource to daily declare these prayers over my family. As they are crafted from Luke 1-2, they are also a great reminder of the Christmas story. Continue Reading →
As we enter into this Christmas season, how are you feeling? What is your reaction at the moment to the thought of Christmas? Are you filled with peace at the Continue Reading →
In the Bible, we know David for many things: A shepherd boy Anointed by Samuel as the future King Killing Goliath with a slingshot Chased by the current King (Saul) Continue Reading →
Would you parent your child any different if you knew that they were a future king/queen? I have been impacted by reading the various accounts in the Bible of children Continue Reading →
It is around the second week of the coronavirus here in Australian where we are starting to take the virus seriously. We’ve bunkered down here in Victoria this past week Continue Reading →
One of my ongoing desires is that I want my children to have a vibrant relationship with God. Part of the expression of this is a daily time of intentionally Continue Reading →