Author: Nathan Carpenter

  • Finding Positive Words

    By Joey & Carla Link October 4, 2023 We want our kids to speak kindly to others. We want them to use their words to encourage others. We would all like this to come naturally, but it doesn’t. You get to teach them how to use their words for good.  There is a great verse…

  • Making Life Easier with Pre-Activity Warnings

    By Joey & Carla Link September 27, 2023 We were at a playground with a large pond this summer with several other families. We watched anxious mothers with preschoolers try to keep their little ones from wading into the pond. Older kids were running around playing a game, not paying attention to where they were…

  • Is Head Knowledge Enough?

    By Joey & Carla Link September 20, 2023 Summer is over and many parents tell us they lost a lot of ground in the training of their kids in the midst of vacations and fun doings with their kids. Do you need to catch up on the moral character training of your children? If so,…

  • Do Your Kids Know How to Wait Pt. 4

    (Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) By Joey & Carla Link September 13, 2023 It is always good to have things fresh in our minds when reading more about a subject like patience. What is patience? It is “to stay put or to delay doing something until a certain amount of time has passed or until it is scheduled to…

  • Do Your Kids Know How to Wait? Pt. 3

    (Read Part 1 and Part 2) By Joey & Carla Link September 6, 2023 One of our daughters has the Sanguine/Choleric temperament blend (just like her mother!) and learning to be patient was something we worked with her on for a period of years. I remember when we were going somewhere, she had to wait until her siblings got…

  • Do Your Kids Know How to Wait? Pt. 2

    By Joey & Carla Link August 30, 2023 Patience is an especially tough quality to come by and to grow in our hearts. In our society today, everything comes fast and easy. The amount of information we have instant access to through the internet is staggering. Patience is a virtue that has been thrown out the window.…

  • Do Your Kids Know How to Wait?

    By Joey & Carla Link August 23, 2023 Waiting doesn’t come easily for most of us. Kids jump up and down in anticipation of something they want to do. In our spirits, so do we! Unless you were born with the Phlegmatic temperament, waiting is just plain hard. If those with the Melancholy temperament have…

  • When Daddy’s Away Part 2

    (To read Part 1, click here.) Renee Plumberg August 16, 2023 Dad is an integral part of the family, the head and leader of the home. Even moms with strong personalities are glad to be sharing the parenting with Dad. So, what can a wife do when her husband is away for long periods of time?…

  • Your Child Is Off to College!

    By Joey & Carla Link August 2, 2023 It just seemed like yesterday you were planning a graduation party for your high school senior and now they are leaving for college. Parents have mixed reactions when this happens. If your child is going away to school and will no longer be living at home, the…

  • When Daddy’s Away Part 1

    By Renee Plumberg August 9, 2023 Fathers, like all Christians, are called to be imitators of God. (Ephesians 5:1) A vital way fathers can be imitators of God in their families is by being present in their children’s lives. We frequently see in scripture the promise of God’s presence. Kids who have fathers who are…