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The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ Self-Control

The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ Self-Control

We need self-control to grow in our faith and keep ourselves from sin . . . it’s essential in our walk with the Lord. Many other religions besides Christianity teach the concept of self-control. But unlike other religions, Christians have the help of the Holy Spirit to develop this important character quality. The following article […]

The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ GOODNESS

The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ GOODNESS

God is good! He is the only One who is really good, through and through. But God says in Galatians 5:22-23 that the fruit of the Spirit is goodness, so that means that with God’s help we can also be good. But what does it really mean to be good? Goodness is defined by the […]

The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ KINDNESS

The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ KINDNESS

If your family has more than one child, you’ve probably encountered sibling conflict. Siblings spend a lot of time together, and because they’re children, they’re still learning about how to get along and resolve conflict. It can be exhausting as parents to have to help kids work out their conflicts with one another over and […]

The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ Patience

The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ Patience

A great way to help your children build godly character is to study the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 with them. Let’s continue this series on the fruit of the Spirit with a brief look at patience. Patience is a character quality that many of us struggle with. I used to think I […]

The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ JOY!

The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ JOY!

Summer is a great time to focus on helping our children build godly character since we have more free time. Why not use that free time to focus on something that will benefit you year round? You’ll see your children making effort to be a blessing to each other as you focus on godly character […]

6 Tips for Helping Siblings Become Good Friends

Many of us begin homeschooling hoping our children will become good friends with one another in the process. Unfortunately, most families experience some conflict and that can put a damper on family relationships.  But with God’s help, we can help our children become good friends, teaching them to work through their differences in a godly […]

Growing the Fruit of the Spirit in Your Children

Growing the Fruit of the Spirit in Your Children

It’s challenging in our world today to raise godly children with a strong faith and commitment to God. Sadly, our society is gradually turning away from God and His principles.  There is pressure from all sides to follow the ways of the world and not God’s ways.  More and more, especially with social media as […]

Help! I’m Homeschooling a Tween!

Help! I’m Homeschooling a Tween!

I remember a time back when one of our sons was around age 11-12, when he would spend his usual hour working on math, but would only finish 2-3 problems because he was daydreaming so much. He just couldn’t seem to stay focused! Then when our daughter was around that same age, she seemed to […]

7 Ways to Be a Godly Influence on Your Children

We smile as we see a father and son walking down the road and the son is the spitting image of his dad, from his looks to his mannerisms, to what he’s wearing.   It’s fun to see children want to be like their parents! As parents, we have such an amazing opportunity to influence our […]

10 Tips for a Great Start to Your School Year:

This is such an exciting time of year! All those new school books have arrived in the mail, and you’re thinking through how to use them.  (Okay, so it’s also a little overwhelming, I know…) But even the kids are starting to look forward to starting homeschooling again as they look at their books! Most […]