by Keeva Kase I am often amazed at the spiritual insight of my nearly four-year-old son. On a recent trip to the store, Ketch asked me, “Dad, what is most important in life?” This is not like the indefatigable “why?” after each level of explanation of reasons that a car needs gas or the sky … Continue reading
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Job 38: Answering the Unanswerable Questions
by Dena Douglas Hobbs Scripture passage: Job 38: 1-41 “Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind: ‘Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.’ ‘Where were you when I laid the foundations of the … Continue reading
Do You Know Him?
When we moved into our house this past July, just four months ago, the previous owners left us so many surprises…like REALLY GOOD surprises. A lawn mower. A wheelbarrow. Stand alone storage cabinets. Mid-century modern shelves. A cozy vintage chair and footrest. Tools and a work bench in the garage. Even a Star Wars collectible … Continue reading
I think I am parenting “the mayoar” (spelling used by my first grader). Whenever we find ourselves in public settings, he feels the need to work the room, greet folks, share information and schmooze. Sometimes these tendencies are endearing and “cute”. Other moments, I feel my cheeks turning a strong shade of pink wishing I … Continue reading
The first letter of God’s name. . .
From the backseat, my five-year-old asked, slowly, “Mommy, is ‘T’ the first number for God?” It took me a minute, but I figured out he was trying to spell. “No, baby,” I told him, “the letters for God are g-o-d.” He was fidgeting with his hands, I could tell, but I was driving and didn’t … Continue reading
Bible Study, Preschool Style
One day, I saw my son pick up a rock and hurl it in the direction of a neighbor friend. Horrified, I called him over and asked him what he was doing. He replied, “I was being David.” You see, there’s this problem I have with the Bible and children. Most of it’s not for … Continue reading
Questions and Answers (plus the book winner)
Practicing Families would like to thank Bromleigh McCleneghan and Lee Hull Moses for hosting our blog’s first book give-away! And thanks to all of the readers who took the time to leave comments on the blog and Facebook page. It was so nice to read about the songs of faith that you share with your … Continue reading
Ask Your Kids About Resurrection
This year’s Easter sermon was harder than usual to write. Besides the normal self-imposed pressure to write the best sermon ever for the biggest church holiday of the year, I really had to examine the meaning of the resurrection again. Does this happen to you, parents? There are some years when the major concepts of … Continue reading