What are the Spiritual Implications of Karate?

Greetings and blessings, friends! Today we’re launching an amazing new venture for parents (and caregivers) offered in love for YOUR abundant life! It’s the Living Hope Blog’s Honored Parents Q&A (questions and answers). In the years since we launched spirit ministry for babies and children, we’ve counseled and co-labored with Continue Reading

Oh, Brother!

Jacob and Esau. Joseph and his brothers. Brothers. Friendship and feuds. Quickly, even a game gone awry can erupt into a family war! What wouldn’t cause a flicker of an eyelid with another person can erupt into war because of one dynamic. Family history. Family Feuds and Family History I’ve Continue Reading

SURPRISED by Father’s Compassionate Intervention

Fatigued by a battle I didn’t know I was in, the only reaction I could manage was to keep putting one foot in front of the other. My son and I remained grid-locked in an impasse over an issue with his education. Further, I was completely alone in terms of Continue Reading

Pure JOY!

Joy is an essential fruit of the Holy Spirit. A world in seeming 24/7 crisis, personal distress, diligent labor, and troubles facing family and friends make joy appear irrelevant at best, unattainable at worst. Babies! When a baby is loved and wanted, then raised in a positive environment, his or Continue Reading

SECRET to Move from Accidental to Intentional Parenting

Traditional parenting methods tell us to start training and to start it with the child. May I share some hard-won wisdom with you? Repeatedly, as I found myself up against a brick wall trying to get my children to embrace His ways, obey, and grow with the ever-present concern that Continue Reading

Can’t Train THIS Dragon, 2

If you recognize this in your family, you’re dealing with strongholds. Almost 100% of the time, these strongholds did not start with your children, but rather in previous generations which is why they have such strong holds. Another way these strongholds develop is through our reactions as parents. It’s a Continue Reading

Can’t Train THIS Dragon?

Have you tried everything to get your child to do something that must be done to no avail? We’re talking things that must be done. Civility. Help at home. Safety. Schoolwork. Maybe you’ve attempted to give positive feedback, to give grace and space, to cut down on the amount you Continue Reading

The Spirit of the LORD with Our Children’s Spirits

I love the true stories in Scripture which go epic. The sure fire way to ascertain if the story will go epic quickly is contained in these key words: “The Spirit of the Lord came upon. . . .” For years, I’ve grappled with the question—how can a person who Continue Reading

Help, My Children are Healthy!

Parenting is no easy task. Raising children spirit first takes much work as it demands engagement to build them intentionally. Honestly, when we’ve nurtured our children’s spirits, they are in better shape than we are (in many areas). Father has given these tasks to each generation. To the parents, He’s Continue Reading

Hear What Their Sensitivity is Saying

One of the greatest gifts that can be given is the gift of listening. In today’s frenetic world, it’s a pearl of high price. These pearls, however, are treasures. It’s very worthwhile for us to stop and to listen that we may uncover these treasures in our children. There are Continue Reading

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