Archive for February, 2012

Four Focuses of Effective Parents

Warning: This post is longer than usual… I love being a parent! If you have children, I hope you do too! We live in a culture that divides the home—if not physically, then relationally. A casual look at many American families would lead you to conclude that parents don’t like their children, and children don’t…

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Repost: 10 Ways to Lose a Teen’s Attention

Quick post—the top ten ways to completely bore and disconnect with those you teach: 1. Say something not worth hearing—This is basic, but if you want people to listen, start by saying something worth hearing. The number one reason we lose the attention of those we teach is that we’re not convincing them that what…

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Great Stuff to Do with Your Next Day Off…

Do you take a regular day off? You sure should! When God spent six days creating and one day resting, it wasn’t because He needed the rest. God expects us to rest and restore. He created us with this need, and when we ignore it, we do so to our own peril. So, in the…

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A Brief Perspective on Personal Ministry

You either look at “what is” and get discouraged or worse, judgmental. Or you look at “what could be” and become engaged in personal discipleship! That’s what God’s amazing grace, love, and redemption are all about. God always sees “what could be” in me… (and you) May we extend the same grace of which we…

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We’re Coming to West Florida!

Just a reminder that Bryan Samms and I are privileged to be in West Florida next week, preaching to youth groups and encouraging youth leaders and parents! We sure hope you will join us there for the Higher Call Student Summit! This meeting is a two-day event hosted by Victory Baptist Church of Milton, FL in…

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20 Reasons to Avoid Premarital Sex

Premarital (or extra-marital) sex is always a losing proposition! God is clear that His wonderful gift of physical intimacy is to reserved for the boundaries of marriage. Inside of those boundaries, the sexual relationship is a gift that blesses a couple and a family abundantly. Outside of that biblical commitment, the sexual relationship is always…

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A Book You MUST Read…

Have you ever read a book, started highlighting, and then realized you are highlighting MOST of the book? That’s the experience you will have as you read The Calvary Road by Roy Hession. This little book is free for the Amazon Kindle software. It’s a quick read, and worth reading slowly, twice. It will convict…

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Surviving Your Child’s Teen Years

Your child’s teen years should be some of the most enjoyable of your parenting years! I know, that’s a bold statement, but hang with me! Practically speaking, there are a million reasons to enjoy the teen years. Your kids can finally feed themselves (unless you have boys.) They can finally clean their own room (of…

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