When the Foundations are being Destroyed

When the Foundations are being Destroyed

In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain. For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” […]

The Strategy of Legacy

The Strategy of Legacy

“This is what the Lord of Armies, the God of Israel, says: ‘Jonadab son of Rechab will never fail to have a man to stand before me always.’” (Jeremiah 35:19) Years ago, Stephen Covey wrote a book describing habits of successful people. Habit number two is “begin with the end in mind.” To accomplish anything […]

Being Faithful

Being Faithful

“This is what the Lord of Armies, the God of Israel, says: ‘Jonadab son of Rechab will never fail to have a man to stand before me always.’” (Jeremiah 35:19, CSB) Two weeks ago, we read the story of Jonadab and his descendants. They believed God’s word and built their lives on the solid foundation […]

Ordinary: The New Radical

Ordinary: The New Radical

After he left there, he came upon Jehonadab son of Recab, who was on his way to meet him. Jehu greeted him and said, “Are you in accord with me, as I am with you?” “I am,” Jehonadab answered. “If so,” said Jehu, “give me your hand.” So he did, and Jehu helped him up […]

Buying Back Time

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.“ (Ephesians 5:15-16, NIV) What is more precious than gold, but cannot be bought, earned, or saved?  The answer to that famous, old riddle is “time.”  Time is indeed a precious commodity – […]

Will Your Teenager Leave the Faith?

Family Legacy Blog

We’ve been pastoring for 23 years now…and parenting for almost 19 of those. Speaking from BOTH perspectives, we’ve discovered that most parents’ greatest fear is that our kids will go on some crazy rebellious streak and reject the faith we hold dear. I ran across some interesting information, though, that says this fear is largely […]

Your Family’s Mission

As the new year began, God spoke Isaiah 58:11-12 over the families of our church: The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Your people will rebuild the ancient […]

Instilling Hope

Instilling Hope Over the course of the past month or so we’ve been talking with the 1st through 5th graders in Kid’s Church on Sunday mornings about how God gives us hope – hope through Jesus, hope in heaven, hope in the resurrection… knowing the hope we have in God. In the New Testament, the […]

Talking With God

Talking with God Today I wanted to take a minute to let you know about our next Family Legacy Workshop coming up soon! The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 21st, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm here at New Life Church. I hope you can attend this dynamic workshop, and would encourage you to […]

Protecting Their Heart

In our first Family Legacy Workshop, now over 6 weeks ago, we talked about spiritual safety. One thing we explored was how spiritual safety protects our heart. And one of our assignments as parents (or any adult who relates to kids), is to protect the hearts of our children. Our heart is that special place […]

Seeking Approval

Seeking approval from others is very common in children, and in most of the rest of us, too! However, I want to suggest that needing another’s approval is not only common, but also very healthy – a desire that God Himself created in us! Does that surprise you? It might, in a culture where we […]

Courageous Faith

Legacy Parents: Frequently, when we talk about “courageous faith”, we may think about sharing Jesus with strangers, or spending time on the mission field in a third-world country… What I’d like us to talk about today is demonstrating courageous faith at home! How openly do we talk about our own faith with our kids? Sure, […]