Lessons for Life…Thinking with Eternity in Mind

20 06 2015

child.hand.Bible  child.Bible

Raising a child means preparing them for… How would you finish that statement?

Parents teach toddlers how to walk, talk, and dress. They show their young children how to play sports, do homework, and behave.

We want them to be happy and healthy. To have successful careers. And become responsible citizens.

Most of all, we care about how they interact with others and that they contribute to society. Efforts are made to improve their self-esteem and to build their character.

Should we be doing more? Can we teach children how to think—to develop Christ-like thinking and to have a biblical worldview? Is it ever too early to start teaching a child to have a biblical worldview?

What in the world is a biblical worldview? I recently attended a conference on Biblical Integration hosted by Cairn University. Information shared at that conference helped me create two documents (below). They may be helpful to you as you raise a child to have a biblical worldview.

One document summarizes information on a chart. The other longer document provides more details. It includes specific examples, strategies, and bible verses presented in ‘kid language’ in the Easy-to-Read Version (ERV).

Click on the document(s) that interests you.

  1. Biblical.Worldview.4.kids.chart
  2. Biblical.Worldview.4.parents (detailed information)

Here are two other resources that may help you in your endeavor to disciple you child:

  1. Bible Verses for young children-behavior
  2. Laying the Foundation with music’ (A Powerpoint presentation I created based Robert Fulghum’s book All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten. Bible verses support the concepts contained in the presentation.)




Soaring Self-Esteem

14 10 2011

In my community I started a discussion about ‘Soaring Self-Esteem.’   When one of our sons was suffering from low self-esteem a counselor shared a biblical truth that transformed my thinking.

 He said that Chris will find his esteem in the knowledge that the God of the universe created him perfectly, sent His son to die for him, and has a purpose for his life. 

 What a concept!  God-Esteem is the solution to low self-esteem.  It’s all about our focus.  If we simply focus on how much God loves us, our self-esteem will soar.

 So often we feel helpless to heal our child’s hurting heart.  This is something you do to minister to your child.  Sharing this truth will help his/her self-esteem soar!

 This simple and biblical solution to poor self-esteem led me to publish a book entitled God Esteem, Not Self Esteem.