7 Things Every Father Should Be Talking about with His Sons These Days

3. Leadership Men of the older generation were all about being the head of the house. Yet, being a leader doesnt mean disqualifying your partners thoughts and feelings. There has to be compromise somewhere. And when a man leads, where is he leading his followers? God wants us to remain focused on him at all times.... Read more

5 Reasons for Youth’s Skepticism of Faith

Getting a four-year-old to believe in Jesus is no harder than getting him to believe in Santa, the tooth fairy or any other made up character. We can tell our kids just about anything, and they take our words as facts.At a certain point, though, they mature and question the validity of our beliefs. How... Read more

Fire Arising – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of October 11

Fire Arising Part 2 By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of October 11, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdLfiotltoU[/embed]What is God revealing to you now?Proverbs 30:5 NKJV says, "Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him."Gods Word brings a truth test, intended to infuse His Spirit of Truth more into souls who will... Read more

Fire Arising – Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of October 4

Fire Arising Part 1 By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of October 4, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgKUmqgbPXY[/embed]I'm seeing fires that God started years ago, through individuals, now ignite others. Godly passion and wisdom rising through them in a new frameworkstreamlined, hyper-focused, targeted to make impact, like a pinpointed laser. Transformative, like lightning.Whatever is thought, happens.Whatever is spoken, happens.This fire is expanding as... Read more

October Scripture Writing Guide (2020)

Scripture writing plans are incredibly simple, yet incredibly effective for helping us read, interpret and absorb the Word of God. Rather than simply letting our eyes pass over a verse and perhaps miss its full meaning, writing Scripture down helps us absorb each word and really think through what the passage before us is saying.Each... Read more

5 Rules of Life Most Parents Don’t Teach Their Children (and How to Be the Exception)

Aaron Brown GodTube Contributing Author Children make us laugh, cry, smile. They have the power to bring us joy or heartache. We do a lot for them, and they in turn do a lot for us. Parents have the delicate tasks of teaching their children how to undertake lives full of faith, hope, and love.Iron sharpens... Read more

Surrounding Wisdom – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of September 27

Surrounding Wisdom Part 2 By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of September 27, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXY4UH513tQ[/embed]God has been delivering His people out from under clouds of darkness into His marvelous light to declare His praise (Ro 13:11-14, Lk 11:33-36 TPT, Ep 5:8-21, 1 Jn 1:5-7).Psalm 71:15 AMPC says, My mouth shall tell of Your righteous acts and of Your deeds... Read more

7 Ways Parents Can Negatively Shape Their Children’s View of God

A lack of affection can have a major impact on how kids view the Lord. Often, children grow up thinking God is aloof or even abrasive because of the lack of tenderness in their homes.Even if physical touch or words of affirmation dont come easy to you, work hard to implement these things as much... Read more

Surrounding Wisdom – Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of September 20

Surrounding Wisdom Part 1 By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of September 20, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvKWbigpBwI[/embed]The Lord revealed to me that He is bringing His people into a new light, free from last season strongholds that blocked them from receiving greater revelations of God and once twisted communication with others. God has opened a portal of breakthrough, and this is a... Read more

Keepsake Revival – God’s Love at Work – Week of September 13

Keepsake Revival By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of September 13, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf2HhQhsgFA[/embed]When I think of a keepsake, I think of a cherished memento that brings a remembrance of what we hold dear, like people close to our hearts or special events, such as a wedding or birthing.Dictionary.com defines keepsake as "anything kept, or given to be kept, as... Read more

10 Gifts Grandparents Can Give Their Grandkids That No One Else Can

Deborah Haddix Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer Studies have shown that the giving of gifts can develop and strengthen relationships. Evidence also indicates that gift-giving helps us feel a greater sense of happiness. In fact, neurologists suggest that our brains are wired to derive pleasure from giving. If all this is true, why then do so many... Read more

How to Be Faithful When Your Grandchildren Face Trauma You Can’t Control

What if your grandchild is a girl? Can you still find encouragement from the Bible? Esthers story has long been one of my favorites.She won a beauty contest she didnt even want to enter. Her family, all except one uncle, Mordecai, died when Esther was still very young. As a teen, she was snatched in... Read more

Will My Fears Hurt My Child’s Faith?

Most parents know, kids learn as much through observation as through active teaching, if not more. Weve probably all watched a child mimic how one parent sits, stands, or walks, or heard them repeat phrases weve spoken word for word. We might celebrate this tendency when modeling loving relationships and a close connection with Christ.... Read more

Obedience Strategy: Signposts – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of September 6

Obedience Strategy: Signposts Part 2 Margaret D. MitchellWeek of September 6, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV1OZwQxdRg[/embed]One day, as I prayed for a prominent evangelist, The Lord showed me a vision in my minds eye. This evangelist was driving alone in his car along a four-lane divided highway. He was moving at a steady pace with his eyes straightforward; and there... Read more

30 Faith Quotes Inspiration for a Life of Faith

 12. "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." Martin Luther King, Jr.13. Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right. Max Lucado14. "Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways... Read more

10 Prayers for When Pandemic Panic Is Rising

When the normal rhythms of a nascent spring were interrupted last March by the sudden appearance of Covid-19, we were thrust into a world of unknowns and uncertainty.Were now in month six of a season punctuated by more questions than answers. Like many of you, Ive been gauging daily stats and headline news as I weigh... Read more

2 Simple Ways to Start Your Day When Life Is Overwhelming

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)The alarm rings in a new set of circumstances each day. When life is overwhelming, fear and anxiety threaten to move in and camp out in the corners of our... Read more

Obedience Strategy: Signposts – Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of August 30

Obedience Strategy: Signposts Part 1 By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of August 30, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WltsVdo1e4k[/embed]A few months ago, my husband and I were faced with a pivotal decision. So, I pressed God for an answer, because our timeline was short. What should we do? Should we do this? Or should we do that?God answered my prayer by showing me a... Read more

Faith Time – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of August 23

Faith Time Part 2 By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of August 23, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh55eW4x9yg[/embed]The Lord revealed to me that He is completing some assignments to bring His beloved into a higher perspectiveone where wholeness residesa beautiful, anticipated end to longings of the heart. The image He gave to me was of a choir director bringing a choir to the... Read more

5 Ways to Help Your Tween Harness Their Bravery

When you think of those who do brave things, does it seem like bravery, confidence and courage are traits some just seem to be born with?That is what I thought, mostly because I wasnt... born brave that is.I am the responsible, follow-the-rules, structured kind of gal who mostly avoids risks. And that is good. Until... Read more

5 Tips for Raising Boys to Be Good Men

Propelling my boys to dream about their contribution to a better future is the sacred role of parenting. A parents words have immeasurable impact. When our words are used to plant seeds of hope, gift with direction, and pour in blessing, theyre expressions of Gods Word to us. I try to intentionally speak one blessing... Read more

3 Ways Your Adult Children Are Asking for Your Friendship

3. They Are Asking for Validation As our adult kids leave the nest, they might not fly in the direction we hope. Watching them make mistakes and figure things out can be painful and worrisome. However, there will be a time when our children start asking for validation. Theyll want to know that everything is... Read more

Faith Time – Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of August 16

Faith Time Part 1By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of August 16, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAM-gB6OI-E[/embed]During the first couple of days of August, The Lord revealed to me that its faith time. In other words, this is His timing for His faith in us to begin to be worked out of us into His manifest promises. Its time to step forward... Read more

6 Amazing Roles That Grandparents Fill in Our Families Today

Despite factors such as spread out families, rising divorce rates, and family disharmony that make maintaining a connected extended family more challenging, research still shows there are real benefits to grandparents being involved in their children and grandchildren.Grandparents fill many vital roles in their family structure and can offer great help to the generations coming... Read more

10 Feelings to Expect When You Become the Empty Nester

Our children will face many challenges in their new lives, and so will we. Prepare to be challenged by the changing roles and expectations. Prepare for missteps and misunderstandings, and be ready for the great rewards of a new relationship with your children.Give as much grace as you need to receive, and remember change takes... Read more

Victory Strategy: Obedience – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of August 9

Victory Strategy: Obedience Part 2 By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttZZHRImcxQ[/embed]One way God demonstrates His love for us is to give us victory over everything as we adhere to, rely on and trust in Him.Romans 8:37 TPT tells us, "Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us... Read more

How to Fight Stay-at-Home-Mom Depression

First of all, anytime you experience troubling emotional symptoms it is important to check in with your doctor to rule out other causes and get their professional advice on ways to treat how you are feeling. Therapy and medication can be amazing game-changers when struggling with mental health issues. These are tools you should explore with... Read more

8 Tips for Finding Peace in Your Children’s School Decisions

As a parent, its been hard to miss the heated discussions taking place over recent weeks about whether or not children should return to school in the fall in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Most schools have already set out plans for how they intend to keep children safe when they return, and now parents everywhere... Read more

Why Single Moms Don’t Attend Church (And What We Can Do about It)

Single Moms. Just hearing those two words together immediately evokes a response. For some, you will think of the single mother who raised you, as your father passed away far too early, or maybe you think of a special co-worker, family member, or friend who has a unique story. Your heart is filled with compassionate... Read more

Victory Strategy: Obedience Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of August 2

Victory Strategy: Obedience Part 1By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7NV1qaTaUs[/embed]1 John 5:4-5 NLT reveal to us that "every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God."In these two verses, God... Read more