Keepers Ministry

10 posts tagged with "parenting"

God, Keep My Teen from Compromise

God, Keep My Teen from Compromise
I have 3 teenagers and I am finding that parenting teens can make me a little anxious. I guess it's because I know my children are doing life in a world where temptations abound. And the decisions they make can impact the direction of their lives. Read More

God, Help Me Be Present

God, Help Me Be Present
Connecting with my four boys takes time and takes intention.
-Sometimes it's going to the courts with my son and shooting baskets with him.
-Sometimes it's sitting on a trampoline with my son and his guinea pig and asking him questions about his day.
-Sometimes it's watching my son play a video game and attempting to understand it.
-Sometimes it's listening to my son play guitar and asking him about music. Read More

Building Sibling Relationships

Building Sibling Relationships
Being a mom of four boys, I know how it feels to have children that struggle to get along. We have encountered seasons when two brothers were continuously squabbling and bickering and I would find myself saying "Please don't even look at each other." But over the years, we have seen brothers that were constantly at odds become the best of friends. This has happened more than once and this makes my heart so happy. Here are a few tools for building relationships with siblings Read More

God, Help My Child

God, Help My Child
As a parent, one of my greatest responsibilities is to attempt to shape my children's hearts. And some hearts take a little longer than others. Some of you know exactly what I am talking about... Read More

Prayer Prompts for Moms

Prayer Prompts for Moms
I can remember dropping my son off at kindergarten and the worries began to flood in...
~will he make friends?
~will he make good choices?
~will he perform well?
And in a few months, I'll be dropping my son off at college. The worries for our children never end, do they? I am beginning to realize... Read More

Watch Over Our Homes

Watch Over Our Homes
God, help us to be women who have a heart for our homes and who love fully the people who reside there.
The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands. Proverbs 14:1
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A Word about Schedules

A Word about Schedules
I had a season when I was overextended with my schedule doing ministry. I was capable of juggling it all but unfortunatley it was at my family's expense. When they arrived home from school, I had used all of my mental energy on others. And sometimes my boys were getting a grumpier version of me instead of my best version. Read More

Tonight Felt Like World War 3

Tonight Felt Like World War 3
This was challenging to get on paper but I am hoping it will help someone. Last semester, my husband said "Tonight felt like World War III." Sigh. He was right. I was battling with my teenage son over his Read More

Sticky Notes for A Child's Heart Vol. 2

Sticky Notes for A Child's Heart Vol. 2
My four boys are ages 18,15, 13, and 11. Our lives are busy and I wanted to find a way to remind them about God. So each week, I simply write a truth on a sticky note or note card and place it by their bedside. Some of my friends have displayed these truths on chalkboards in their kitchens or launching areas. Read More

8 Prayers for Men and Boys

8 Prayers for Men and Boys
This photo was taken 8 years ago before we moved from Oklahoma to the desert. And now the boys are 18, 15, 13, and 11.
I am recognizing that my husband and my boys are "doing life" in a world that can sometimes be harsh & quick to judge. And I am sensing that I need to cover them in prayer often.
Here are 8 prayers for our men & boys: Read More
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