Serve the Lord in Your Youth

Serving the Lord in Your Youth is the general theme of BRIGHT LIGHTS:  Being Radiant in Godliness, Testimony and Godliness.

What started out as a young girls Bible Study lead by a teen girl is now an incredible bi-monthly gathering of young women to learn about the Lord, relationships with their friends, families and churches  around the globe. In these meetings they learn practical skills, enjoy skits, and hear the word shared in ways that have immediate applications.  Bright Lights has been  an encouraging, vital part of my four daughter’s growing up, for which I am truly thankful. The fruit has been amazing.  I would encourage you to see if there is a local meeting or up-coming conference near you, or  consider starting one yourself!  For more information, begin here!


Organizing Books

Whether you are a run of the mill bibliovore, or a home educator, there are few things more distressing than wondering if you really have that book or not and wondering where it is if you do have it!  Personally, I am quite thankful for the free services of,  there are other ways to organize books.

While this blog post was written for Tapestry of Grace home educators, there are many thoughts in here that will help, encourage and inspire you as well.

Now, if only those loaned items had homing devices!

Got joyful kids?

“Though Eric and I were following through with consistent discipline and regularly pointing our kids toward God’s pattern, nothing seemed to be reaching their hearts. We began to fervently pray for a breakthrough. We didn’t know exactly what our kids needed in order to snap out of their spiral into wrong behavior patterns, but we knew that it needed to be something significant and Heaven-born.” raising joyful kids” part 2 Leslie Ludy

Praying the Word and Living Love

Praying Scripture is always a good idea!  We can be pretty confident that we are asking in line with the Father’s heart when we do so!  That is why this blog post about praying for our children, and ourselves from Scripture was such a good reminder and so encouraging.

I have so appreciated Doorpost materials over the year,  And when I have been diligent to prayerfully use them, I have often seen very good fruit.

A new such resource has appeared, a neat poster on love (1 Cor 13) that helps explain these characteristics to the kids as well as ask questions to help them examine their own hearts.  Interesting enough, it’s a passage that I have urged on my children more than once lately!

And remember those in-depth Studies I mentioned earlier?  There is one  on 1 Corinthians 13.  You ca go through their blog day by day or order it in book form.  They are $8 for a physical book and $6 for a download.

May the Lord enable you as  you live for him and seek to raise your children for Him.