Three Reasons Why My Children Need To See Me Fail – Pastor Beck

What?! I thought we were supposed to be godly examples to our children!

You are correct in the fact that we are supposed to be godly examples to our children. However, we are supposed to model godliness, not perfection. Big difference.

So, here are three reasons why my children need to see me, their father, fail:

#1 To see my humanity

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Wow, I wish I could be like so and so; they really seem to have it all together?” When we compare ourselves to others one of two things happens…

We become self-righteous—“I WOULD never do that. I’m better than that.”

OR

We condemn ourselves. “I COULD never do that or become that; therefore, I’m not good enough.”

There are dangers in both.

Hello National Adoption Awareness Month!

We’ve had a lot of exciting buzz around our church lately with some families completing certification classes for foster care and adoption, and some families beginning home studies for private adoptions. God has definitely been working among us to prepare hearts and homes to help precious children to become all He created them to be.

We’ve probably all known a family or two who have adopted children, and because each situation is so unique, I gotten lots of questions on how best to support them. So for this blog post, here are some ways we can help families in the process of adoption:

  1.     Celebrate!

For a family announcing their adoption process, get excited with them! I tend to look at this phase as their “pregnancy,” because they ARE expecting. They are excited but probably a little scared about the uncertainty of things ahead, so help the time to pass by throwing a shower, helping to decorate a

Don’t Do It For Your Kids

Today’s post is from TheParentCue.org. They are an incredible online resource for you and your family. You can read more of their material at TheParentCue.org.

We do so much for our kids:

  • Work late to ensure we keep climbing the ladder.
  • Enroll our kids in lessons and activities so they have every opportunity.
  • Drive them all over town and beyond so they can keep an active social life.
  • Buy them things they don’t really need so they can have every ‘advantage’.

But did you ever think that what you do with your kids is as important than what you do for your kids? It’s an important distinction. Because often the things we do for our kids takes us away from the time we would could have spent with our kids. While this tension exists in every home, the more affluent you are, the more you will struggle with this.

One of the things I treasured most as a kid was the time I spent with my grandparents. Until I was ten years old, we were neighbors with them, and I saw them almost every day. They were a like a second set of parents to me.

My grandparents were immigrants who worked hard to make it in a new country. Although by the time I came

Podcast Ep: 010 How Parents Undermine Training In Discipline

Family Ministries Staff Member

Re-Post from February 2014 on Parenting

This Podcast Episode Brenda Worley talks about a fun subject that many of you parents will identify with.

Here are the three main points:

-Threatening and Repeating

-Bribing

-Negotiating in Conflict

Play

MOM, Get in the Game!

This is a guest post by Stacy Frost. She is married to Jarred and mom to Jase and Annie. Stacy is an elementary teacher in Ouachita Parish. You can friend her on Facebook.

The other day I came across a blog post titled, “Moms, put on your swimsuit!”

The post was about moms getting past their self consciousness and getting in their swimsuits and making memories with their kids this summer.

It was a great post and really hit home with me.

A couple of weekends ago we took a trip to the Audubon Zoo with Jase.

There was a neat little splash pad/water area and we all changed into our swimsuits and headed towards the fun!!! However, once we got to the action I spotted a cozy little area where some other moms where gathered and sat with my towel wrapped around me.

I watched Jase and Jarred go down the slides and splash