Priests in Training: Worship & Prayer

I think it’s pretty safe to say that prayer and worship are two of the most important spiritual skills that we can teach our children. I am by no means an expert on the subject and have had my fair share of bedtime fights over trying to get my kids to pray with me. But, this is exactly why I get excited about any little tools that can help me get my kids engaged in prayer and worship. I know {Read More}

Disciplining My Priests in Training

Photo credit: Kristen Nicole One night we were hosting a regular weekly prayer meeting in our home and my husband was downstairs in our basement leading worship while I had the challenging task of putting my three young children to bed. As I mentioned in my first post in this series on Priests in Training, one of my greatest desires is to teach my children about their calling to be priests of God who minister to Him through prayer and {Read More}

The Essential Jesus – 1 Peter 2:4-10

You can read about the origins of this blog series on The Essential Jesus here and catch up on previous posts here. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts – life is busy with three little kiddos – but I hope to start writing more again! 1 Peter 2:4-10 I am the Living Stone, the Chief Cornerstone upon which my Church is built. I am a sure, steadfast, immovable foundation for you to build your life {Read More}

Priests in Training

Photo Credit: Kristen Nicole As a mother, one of my primary purposes is to teach my children about Jesus and to “make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17). I feel strongly that it is my calling to lead my children into the revelation of who Jesus is, how He feels about them, how He taught us to live, and to prepare them as best as I know how for His return to the earth. I also happen {Read More}

Weep Between the Porch and the Altar – Part 3

Welcome to the third and final part of this series! I would encourage you to read Part 1 and Part 2 to get the background and setup for this concluding piece. However, to briefly recap… In Parts 1 & 2, we are introduced to the verse in Matthew 23 where Jesus says to the Pharisees, “upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah {Read More}

Weep Between the Porch and the Altar – Part 2

If you haven’t already, I would recommend first reading Part 1 of this series, but to briefly recap, in Matthew 23 Jesus was rebuking the Pharisees for their hypocrisy and their false belief of their own innocence in regards to the slaying of the prophets of old. He then prophesied judgment, saying that they would persecute and kill the messengers he was going to send them, as a way of filling up the measure of their forefathers’ sin “and so {Read More}