THE CULTURE OF BLESSING

  Among Christians, Abraham is known for his unwavering faith. In Jewish tradition, however, Abraham is known for his culture of blessing. What is a culture of blessing and is it related to faith? God called Abraham to leave country, home and family to follow where He would lead on… Read moreTHE CULTURE OF BLESSING

5 IMPORTANT WAYS KIDS LEARN THROUGH PLAY

  How important is play in a child’s development? Are certain skills and attitudes developed during play that affect a child’s ability to learn? Education specialist Dona Matthews insists, “Playtime is one of the most cost-effective investments a parent can make in a child’s education. It requires nothing more than… Read more5 IMPORTANT WAYS KIDS LEARN THROUGH PLAY

MY IMPERFECT DAD

Dads are not perfect. Mine certainly was not. In fact, I can recall very few times of memorable engagement with my dad. Yet, my dad greatly influenced what I am today. During my first teaching assignment, I discovered three powerful realities about kids and fathers. They helped define my personal… Read moreMY IMPERFECT DAD

3 REASONS WHY KIDS HATE SCHOOL

Do you wonder why kids hate school? Why their typical answer to the question is, “Because it’s boring!”? As we began our coaching session, Reggie (not his real name) made it clear that he was bored with school, that he didn’t need to study for his up-coming year-end exams because… Read more3 REASONS WHY KIDS HATE SCHOOL

3 HIDDEN DYNAMICS OF LEARNING AND PARENTING

  Three dynamics distinguish a great teacher from the mediocre and a great parent from the ordinary. Like the wind these qualities are invisible, but their effect is readily evident. Discernment One definition of discernment is perceiving without pre-judgment to find intuitive direction and understanding. It is the process of… Read more3 HIDDEN DYNAMICS OF LEARNING AND PARENTING

S.M.A.R.T. PRAYING

Nothing empowers faith like answered prayer. Conversely, nothing erodes faith like hope deferred—when you’ve prayed and prayed but just can’t get a breakthrough. I’ve been in both places. We are finally experiencing breakthroughs. They come after a very long, dry season in which the heavens seemed like impenetrable brass. Several… Read moreS.M.A.R.T. PRAYING