Author Archives: Shannon McAvoy

How to Encourage Our Kids’ Spirtual Gifts and Passions

How to Encourage Our Kids’ Spirtual Gifts and Passions

If you spend a few minutes with children, one thing you’ll learn quickly is that they are passionate. Passionate with their emotions. Passionate with their desires. Passionate about causes. Passionate about things. One second they want to be a professional ballerina, the next a firefighter. They want to play football one season, only to become

Celebrate the Harvest Season with Your Family

har·vest //ˈhärvist the consequence of an effort or activity the season for gathering crops the yield from plants in a single growing season the gathering of a ripened crop gather, as of natural products The harvest is the time when you reap what you sow. As a verb, to harvest something means that you pick

God Uses You & Me to Care for His Creation

When I think about the Earth and all of God’s creation, I find myself singing the sweet children’s song, He’s Still Working on Me. The chorus goes a little something like this: He’s still working on me To makes me what I ought to be. It took Him just a week To make the moon

Loving Your Kids Like Our Good, Good Father Loves Us

As I sit here thinking about how I teach my children about God’s deep love, I find myself in awe. My love is so imperfect… finite where His is infinite! How am I supposed to be able to teach my children about the perfect love of God? God takes my love, despite its imperfections, and

Teaching Our Children Through Parables

Parenting is hard. I think it’s safe to say that every parent can relate to that statement. So many times I find myself crawling into bed at the end of the day, completely beat. It is in those quiet, dark moments that I find myself questioning my actions throughout the day. Did I react too

What Grandparents Teach Us

I look to the family unit as a unit that should not be messed with — it’s that important to me.  A lot can be learned from a tight knit, God-centered family. As the saying goes, families that pray together, stay together and are blessed with unity in many of the things they do in

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