Category: Christianity

Obedience… I was struck recently by something that maybe should be a given, but I don’t think it really is in our culture. The issue that spoke to me was that of obedience, obedience specifically as it relates to God and my relationship with Him. Obedience Is not about “Do this or else” but an…

Teaching our Children the Value of Quiet (and Boredom too)  Melissa and Dave’s Keynote address #2 at the BC Christian Home Educators Conference I believe that there is incredible potential for us to grow our children and a vital need for us to teach them how to embrace and look for opportunity in times of…

Click here to listen Rules – Relationship = Rebellion Exploring how rules impact our tendency as human beings to rebel – toward our parents and even towards God. Keynote address at CHEC (Christian Home Educators Conference)   For articles on this check out these links: The Heart of Discipline: The Principle of New Covenant Parenting –…

Marriage Won’t Complete You Addressing the “Marriage Will Complete You” Myth   We have likely all heard it before, the classic scene in the movie “Jerry Maguire” where Tom cruise tells Renee Zellweger “You complete me.” It’s this moment in the movie where everything seems right again. The two main characters have finally gotten their…

Boredom as Opportunity for Spiritual Growth Redefining Boredom Part 4 Boredom = Time for spiritual development and relationship with Jesus Boredom, the word and the typical feelings related to the word, is starting to become a word with positive associated feelings for me. Instead of the usually associated feeling of emptiness and needing something to…

Boredom is an Opportunity for Creativity Redefining Boredom Part 3 Boredom is Opportunity for Creativity – Redefining Boredom Part 3   For Part 1 click here For Part 2 click here For Part 4 click here   In my pursuit to change our response to the word “boredom” in our home, I continually find more…

Boredom = Time for Healing Boredom in Our Kids’ Lives Is Actually Time to Heal Our kids’ sadness can be unpleasant and hard for us to deal with ourselves but its necessary.   I’ve written in the past about the value of boredom for our kids. When they talk about needing something to do or…