Quote by James Baldwin on parenting

Quote by James Baldwin on parenting

Last week I read this on my desk calendar: Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them – James Baldwin. It made me think about how important it is to model our Christian values to our children rather than just...
Puppets – Psalm 32:9

Puppets – Psalm 32:9

“Look Mum, my puppet’s waving.” “Look Mum, his mouth opens and shuts.” “Look Mum, now he’s dancing.” However, the strings soon became tangled and he grew tired of it—a puppet that was enjoyed one minute and forgotten the next....
Let’s have a party – Matthew 22:2

Blind Man’s Buff – John 9:39

“Tie this around my head,” said my six-year-old grabbing a dirty dishcloth. “If you want to play blind man’s buff,” I replied, “let’s use a clean handkerchief.” It isn’t necessary to use something grubby to prevent someone from seeing, a clean cloth will do perfectly...
God isn’t a helicopter parent

God isn’t a helicopter parent

Recently I wrote this article for Christian Today. “Helicopter parent” is a term that was first mentioned in a parenting book in 1969 but it became more widely used in the early 2000s when American academic administrators became aware of an increasing number of “Baby...
Guest Blogger Travis Barnes – Raising Giants

Guest Blogger Travis Barnes – Raising Giants

Travis Barnes lives in central Victoria with his wife and two daughters. He is an associate minister with the Churches of Christ denomination. Travis loves to help people find their God-given calling and encourage people to walk with Jesus into the unique adventure he...