Filtered by: Blog

Write your own blog post to share your ministry experience with others.

Sort by

Blog
270 views
126 shares
5 rating
1 comment

Frozen Again, a Refreshed Perspective

When I first saw Frozen, I didn't quite get it. Why did it resonate with so many people? I actually remember saying I was unsure of the movie because of the “sassiness of some of the characters.” Since then, my perspective has changed. 

ParentingSafe Church
Blog
149 views
3 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Grandparenting

A year ago our church, CrossPoint in Chino, Calif., started a grandparenting ministry to encourage other grandparents to meet and discuss topics of vital interest to our grandchidren.

Family MinistryParenting
Blog
110 views
4 shares
0 rating
3 comments

Sinners Parenting Sinners

Without sounding too negative, it has occurred to me more than once that parenting keeps circling back around to the topic of sin management — the parents’ first of all, and then the child’s.

Parenting
Blog
11067 views
1126 shares
0 rating
18 comments

10 Things Not to Say to a Grieving Parent

I’ve heard all of these statements in the past six months. Some might make you cringe, and some you may have said before. The point is not to shame you for things you’ve said in the past, but help you better navigate interacting with a grieving parent in the future.

Parenting
Blog
569 views
1 share
0 rating
1 comment

Blessed

As I hear my friends reflect on the election’s outcome, I am hearing a loss for words about how to talk about this with children. It is in response to what I am hearing that I offer this devotion for parents.

Faith NurtureParenting
Blog
157 views
7 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Off to School: Joy and Tears

In my Facebook feed, I've seen many mothers express the sadness of having a child start college and leave home. But these transition times remind me of all the people in church who have influenced our kids. 

Faith NurtureParenting
Blog
377 views
13 shares
0 rating
1 comment

How to Help the Single Parent

A single parent has suffered loss—whether through death, desertion, separation or divorce. She/he will exhibit all the stages of grief but also needs to go on with daily life. Here are several ways a church can help. 

DeaconsParenting
Blog
75 views
4 shares
0 rating
1 comment

Wondrous Statues

It's one thing to paint a picture or try your hand at the pottery wheel (and if you mess up, so what?); it’s another thing entirely to work with living souls. The stakes feel so much higher.

Parenting
Blog
302 views
6 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Groaning

We’ve been through times both of us hope never, ever to experience again. When God doesn’t pick up the phone, believers feel unspeakably alone. Then there are no words, only groaning.

ParentingPrayer
Blog
201 views
0 shares
0 rating
4 comments

Preparing for Parenthood

My husband and I are expecting our first baby in January [insert panic and excitement]. Preparation is key, or so I've heard. For me, an unexpected Amazon delivery proved to be the best gift.

Parenting
Blog
105 views
5 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Bullying

The school classroom is one setting where the protection of the home is mostly absent. Still, how can parents play a role in helping their children?

Parenting

Pages

RSS