Why I am a Christian

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting5 Comments

I was born into a Christian family, but that is only a small part of why I am a Christian. I am grateful for the foundations my family gave me, however every soul needs to find their own answer in Jesus for faith to mean … Read More

The Command to Teach our Children

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting0 Comments

I recently added Psalm 78:5-7 to my memory verse rotation. It says: He established a testimony in Jacob and set up a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children so that a future generation— children yet to be born—might … Read More

Prepping Your Kids For Summer Camp

Thom DickCamp, Featured0 Comments

It’s summer camp season again and many of our kids are just chomping at the bit to spend their week in nature, making new friends and creating awesome memories. However, for some of our kids, the battle between excitement and fear is a real thing. What … Read More

Becoming the Wonderer

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting0 Comments

I heard once that the ancient Jews would sometimes wait up to two years or more to name their children so that the name would match their personality. I have no idea if this is actually true or not, but for the purpose of this … Read More

Surviving Family Roadtrips

Thom DickFamily, Featured0 Comments

Our family likes to road trip. Over the past few years we’ve taken a bunch and, I believe, have gained a lot of wisdom in the art of long-haul survival. (Bear Grylls should shoot an episode from inside our van!) A few years ago, we drove … Read More

4 Ways to Help Lonely Kids

Thom DickFamily, Featured1 Comment

Our second son is currently in grade 4, going into grade 5, and he is experiencing some of the same challenges with friends that his older brother had at that age. What is it about those grades? Maybe it’s because kids at that age are … Read More

Protecting Purity in Kids Workshop

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting0 Comments

Protecting Purity in Kids was a workshop Pastor Thom did this winter. It is intended to help parents understand their children’s sexual development, give tips for talking to them about sex and tools to keep their kids safe online.  

The Privilege of Serving our Children

Thom DickFeatured, Serving0 Comments

If there is one cry you hear in just about every church in every corner of the continent, it is “We need more volunteers!” I remember several years ago when sitting in a meeting, a colleague of mine commented that he just couldn’t understand why … Read More

The ONE Weapon Every Kid Needs

Thom DickFeatured, Parenting0 Comments

Nope, I’m not talking about your kid’s first Daisy BB gun (as much as every kid needs a pellet gun.) Pellet guns are good for knocking over tins cans, but I’m talking about the number one spiritual weapon we can arm our kids with. There … Read More

Five Blogs About Online Safety

The Renewed FamilyFeatured, Technology0 Comments

Occasionally it is worthwhile to get a sampling of great material from around the blogosphere to help parents. Here are five websites and blogs that will help you to get up to speed on some important information about online safety for kids. 5 Things about Love Every … Read More