Are You Ready for Passion Week

Yesterday marked the start of Passion week for Christians around the world with it being Palm Sunday. Every year, I try to direct my family on what did the last week of Jesus’ life look like? How can we look through the Gospels and see how he spent his week leading up to his death and crucifixion and ending with his resurrection? As a Christian parent we put the emphasis on what Easter is all about, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. A good resource that I keep going back to is The Final Days of Jesus by Andreas J. Kostenberger and Justin Taylor.  Continue reading

Having a Parenting Conference? 5 Things I Learned from having one.

This past weekend, a goal of mine was accomplished by being able to have a parenting conference for our church. It took years of thinking and praying and wrong times to finally pick a date and stick to it. Here is what I learned through the process that could maybe help those out there that are planning on doing something similar at their church.

Child-care is important!

I knew the audience was parents and many who signed up for the conference had younger children who were unable to watch themselves.  We knew planning this that child care was important but let me tell you, it was hard to get volunteers for it!

It was hard to find adults who were either not parents themselves who could benefit from the conference or were willing to miss it.

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