Author: Nathan Carpenter

  • Surviving Christmas with Your Kids

    By Joey and Carla LinkDecember 15, 2021 We thought this would be a good time to take a look at some of the most-asked questions we get at this time. Think about what you would do in response to the questions before you look for our answers below.  Question 1:  There’s lots to do and events to…

  • Elevate the Good

    By Joey and Carla LinkDecember 8, 2021 Have you ever heard the expression “they see the cup half full?” This would be referring to those with the optimistic Sanguine temperament. Those that see the cup half empty are primarily those with the negative Melancholy temperament.  No one wants to hear they would be described as…

  • Teaching Your Kids to Work

    By Joey and Carla LinkDecember 1, 2021 The colors of the trees in the fall are beautiful here in the Midwest and are a true reflection of the majesty of God’s artistry. But, as with most things they are also a lot of work. We have many trees in our yard and many trees mean…

  • Grateful Hearts

    By Joey and Carla LinkNovember 17, 2021 In today’s culture, thankfulness has gone out the window with other courtesies. “It’s all about me” is the mantra of most you meet. The current fad in our culture is to find yourself and to take care of yourself. While we certainly should take care of ourselves society…

  • Training Your Child in the Way He Should Go

    By Joey and Carla LinkNovember 10, 2021 “Train up a child in the way he should go;even when he is old, he will not depart from it.”Proverbs 22:6 Most Christian parents have heard this verse and often wonder what it means. We believe it means using the Bible in training our kids. If it says to be…

  • Why Did God Create My Child?

    By Joey and Carla LinkNovember 3, 2021 Have you ever thought about how your child was designed? As Christ-followers, we believe God is the creator of life. We know a life comes from one sperm fertilizing one egg. But did you know over 100 million sperm can be released at a time? God is the…

  • Why Give Kids Chores

    By Joey and Carla LinkOctober 20, 2021 Giving kids chores is normal for parents to do, but WHY do we? Is it just to make Mom and Dad’s life easier? It really doesn’t as it takes more time to get kids to do the chores and do them the right way, then check up on them to…

  • From Head Knowledge to Heart Knowledge

    By Joey and Carla LinkOctober 6, 2021 You’ve told your 6 yr. old son he has to be kind to his 3 yr. old sister no matter what. God said to be kind to each other and so that is what everyone in your family is going to do. (Ephesians 4:32) Yet time and time…

  • You Do You!

    By Joey and Carla LinkSeptember 29, 2021 “You do you.” is a very popular saying today. It means you are going to do what is right for you, whether it is right for anyone else. You do what you want and what makes you happy. But what happens if your son sees his sister building…

  • Self-Control is for Kids and Parents Too!

    By Joey and Carla LinkSeptember 22, 2021 Many years ago this week, Joey & I became parents. We still remember it as the day parenting became a part of our lives forever. No looking back. No “What if’s?” As empty nesters, while we may no longer be actively parenting, we are still parents. We still get Mother’s Day and Father’s Day…