Parenting Spiritual Development

Experience Christmas, A ‘Circumcision of the Heart’

A few years back my son and I planned to go out for a nice lunch and do some Christmas shopping. We went to the bank and withdrew a nice sum of money. It was going to be a fun day. After going to the bank, I had to stop by my office to get a few things done. So, Nick tagged along with me. While we were at the office, we decided we should

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Parenting

7 Ways to Grow Your Elementary Child’s Faith

Just like the faith stages of a baby and a preschooler, elementary children are still developing in language, experiencing life through the five senses, enjoying imagination and learning by imitation. But as they move from these primary stages of faith into the third stage; we find them  Starting to put a definition to their emotions. Understanding the value of friends. Needing to be a part of the greater community. Sympathizing with the pain and joy

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Parenting

The Way to Discipline Children That Grows Their Faith

I learned gardening from my grandmother. She taught me how to prepare the soil, place the plants in the ground, and pack the right amount of dirt around the plant’s baby roots. She taught me what a weed was and the importance of keeping the garden well pruned. She showed me how to tell if the vegetables were ripe enough to be picked. She taught me to care for the garden, so we had a good

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Parenting

Growing the Faith of Your Preschooler

He puts on his Superman cape, stands on the coffee table, jumps into the air and yells, “Superman to the rescue!” He flies in the air then slumps on the floor. Getting up, he dares to save the world all over again.  Later that evening, all tucked in bed, you hear him squeal, “Mommy, Mommy, read David and Goliath again!” With excitement, energy, and anticipation, our son just knew that he could be David one

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Parenting

How to Teach Faith to Your Baby

God has made each person in His image. Creating us according to His likeness means all people are spiritual learners. This begs the answers to a couple of questions, “Are babies spiritual learners? And if they are, how do parents engage them in faith?” I was holding my almost three-month-old granddaughter the other day, and she became fussy. Once I turned on the music of her mobile, she calmed. The music soothed her spirit as I

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