Category: Blog

  • Sweets & Treats

    Sweets & Treats Joey and Carla Link October 30, 2019 This is the time of year where kids’ get more sweets and treats than they normally do. The question is, what do they do with this freedom? If they are younger, do they know how to manage their behavior when they get some extra sweets like candy…

  •  The Halloween Question, Do We Participate or Not?  

     The Halloween Question  Do We Participate or Not?                 Joey and Carla Link        October 23, 2019   When I (Joey) was growing up, my parents felt that participating in Halloween activities was a celebration of the devil, therefore we were not allowed to participate in the many Oct. 31 activities. But as a…

  • Are your Kids Rule Keepers?

    Are your Kids Rule Keepers? Joey and Carla Link October 16, 2019   While adults know the rules, they don’t always think they need to live by them unless they get caught. Which of us does not slow down, no matter how fast or slow we are going when we see a police car on…

  • The Morality Police

    The Morality Police Joey and Carla Link October 9, 2019 I remember the time my older sister got a lecture from our mom about the length of her dresses. She was told that they couldn’t go above the knee when she stood up. Carla tells the story that when she was in high school her mom…

  • Integrity

    Integrity Joey and Carla Link September 25, 2019   Every child loves a good Bible story. They hear the story and often see it as a great adventure. What little ones don’t see and can’t see is the integrity of the men who are God’s heroes in these stories. As your kids get older, do…

  • Transforming Your Child

      Transforming Your Child Joey and Carla Link September 18, 2019 I (Joey) was sitting with my grandson watching him transform his “Bee” from the movie “Bumblebee” into a car (Volkswagen bug). It took me back to when my own son played with transformers. I am still in awe how he could (and now my…

  • May We Never Forget  

    May We Never Forget   Joey and Carla Link September 11th, 2019   Every year when September 11 rolls around, I remember a UPS man coming to our home to deliver some packages and he asked me if I saw what happened in New York City. He asked me to turn on the news so…

  • Are Your Kids Okay with Being“Different”?

    Are Your Kids Okay with Being“Different”? Joey and Carla Link September 4, 2019   Do you remember playing “Follow the Leader” when you were a kid? We had one guy who liked to be the leader and if we didn’t walk exactly like him or twist and configure our bodies just like he did, he…

  • Back to School

    Back to School Joey and Carla Link August 28, 2019   When your kids are back in school, whether it be public, private or homeschool, your home life settles back into a routine. While breaks are always good and vacations are fun, routine gives a sense of normalcy to daily life.   Going back to…

  • Blown Away At Worship

    Blown Away At Worship Joey and Carla Link August 21, 2019   We visited a church in downtown Chicago one Sunday morning. It was an old church building that survived the infamous “Chicago fire”. A modern day worship band replaced what must have been where the church choir with full orchestra and bells had once…