May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.1 Thessalonians 3:12
This passage reminds us that God can help our love to grow. He can put in our hearts an abundance of love that goes far beyond what we alone can produce. We should not be afraid to ask God to help us have more love for people and their needs.~ Pastor Bob Barnett
Boomerangs to Arrowsby Sharon N. Elliott
A must read written by my mentor and friend, Sharon Elliott.
In the face of high unemployment rates, rising costs of living, economic recession, and the present generation’s general malaise, many parents feel obligated to offer prolonged housing and financial assistance to young adult offspring. But as time passes, how can these boomerang children be transformed into arrows loosed from the parental quiver? Based upon an in–depth study of Psalm 127, Boomerangs to Arrows empowers parents to prepare themselves and their adult children for the time when those kids must be launched into independent, grown-up lives.
Raising Boys to Be Like Jesusby Sharon N. Elliott
High-school teacher and mother of two boys of her own, the author exhorts parents and caregivers to choose Jesus as the ultimate male role model for their sons. Tracing the Gospel stories of Christ from infancy through ministry in Judea and Galilee and even to death and resurrection, each chapter identifies a lesson to be gleaned from Jesus’ life. Practical wisdom about facing temptation, exploring leadership, choosing friends, dealing with women, and handling money also yields spiritual insight for raising a young boy into a Christlike man.
One Year of Dinner Table Devotions and Discussion Startersby Nancy Guthrie
Getting the kids to turn off the TV and video games is challenge enough—let alone gathering as a family to read and discuss the Bible! One Year of Dinner Table Devotions & Discussion Starters helps families start where they are already gathered together on a daily basis—around the dinner table. As the meal comes to a close, family members can take turns turning to the dinner-table devotion for that day, designed to be done together as a family in 10 to 15 minutes. The result is a meaningful daily discussion in which every family member can participate, drawing the whole family closer to God . . . and each other.
His Needs, Her Needsby Willard F. Jr. Harley
Willard F. Harley, Jr. and his wife, Joyce, explain the important concept of the Love Bank, and teach them to meet each other’s emotional needs for affection, sex, intimate conversation, companionship, family commitment, physical attractiveness, honesty and openness, and admiration. As couples walk through the study together they will remember why they fell in love in the first place, renew their commitment to their marriage, and rediscover their passion.