Today, I’m thrilled to share my blog with my favorite guy of them all … Steve Scheibner. To me, he’s a husband extraordinaire; to the kids, he’s Dad; and to his grandchildren, he’s Papi. That’s who he is at home, but here’s who he is the rest of the time! Dr. Scheibner is the…Read More
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An Eternal Focus in a Self-Isolating Quarantine
If we weren’t actually living through these past few weeks, it would almost seem unbelievable to imagine just how much our world could change almost overnight! Regardless of your original educational choices, most parents are finding themselves in the position of “Homeschool Teacher”. Many dads (and moms) are suddenly trying to balance work…Read More
Have You Been Encouraged to be an Encourager?
All It Takes Is a Little Thought to be an Impactful Encourager Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of Encouragement), Acts 4:36 The book of Acts introduces us to the man who would become incredibly instrumental in the life of Paul. However,…Read More
To Allowance or Not to Allowance… That is the Question!
But how will they ever learn to save? Or tithe? Or live on a budget? Steve and I try to end our parenting conferences with at least a short time for Q and A. It’s no surprise to us that one of the most frequently asked questions we hear concerns whether or not we…Read More
What Happens When Christmas is Blue?
“I know it’s Christmas, but I just feel sad!” What is a parent to do if their child just isn’t joyful this Christmas season? While you’ll find plenty of articles and blogs that deal with adult depression and darkness during the holiday season, there’s an unspoken expectation that children will just automatically be filled…Read More
Christmas Isn’t Just for the Kids!!
Christmas is the perfect season to establish new and meaningful traditions! Whether it’s loading everyone in the family car to drive around looking at Christmas lights or reading aloud beloved books that only come out during the holiday season, it’s so fun to develop new holiday routines that will bring joy to the whole…Read More
Like it… Love it… Gotta have it?
Are you looking for a way to turn the holidays into a time of spiritual growth, family unity, and wonderful lifelong memories? Start this Christmas season off right by helping your family turn their focus off of self and on to serving others! Christmas is one of those holidays that, if we’re not careful, can…Read More
Sometimes, we’re much more American, than we are biblical in our parenting! We, Americans, are known for our drive for success. We tackle goals and take great delight when we can check them off on our to-do lists. We strive for more and better; higher heights and exciting new challenges. Which is great…When it comes…Read More
Oh Those “Foxy” Foxes!
Do you remember the old Disney classic, The Fox and the Hound? It doesn’t matter how many times we watched that movie, (and you know how it goes with kids… for a while we watched it over and over and over!) I still cried at the end. Who could resist the adorable little fox,…Read More
Sometimes, We Just Shouldn’t Ask!
If you’ve ever heard us teach, you know that Steve and I think asking questions is one of the most important skills we can utilize. Whether it’s in our marriages, our parenting, or with friends and co-workers, asking good questions can diffuse defensiveness and side-step problems before they become major issues. However, there are some…Read More