Your child could be a millionaire

I was sitting on my sofa minding my own business when the folks on Fox News channel were interviewing a guy that has written  book for parents to help parents teach their children about money.  He made an interesting statement, “Parents spend all that time, money and energy teaching their kids ballet, athletics but none of my adult friends today are ballet dancers or on a sports team.  We should be teaching them about something that they are going to…

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A Fun Family Day

Today was a day off.  We got up and headed to the McArthur Center in Norfolk this AM.  Now going to the mall is high on my least favorite things to do list.  Today, we went with a mission. When I know what my mission is it makes the pain of the mall much easier to handle. Mission #1 – Ty had to visit Santa.  He really enjoyed the visit.  He didn’t say much to Santa other than “hi” and…

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My 3 year old has a job

I just called home. Misha asked Ty if he wanted to talk to daddy. Ty said, “No, I tired, I have to play.” I then realized my son’s main responsibility in life is to play. That’s his job, it’s what he does and he does it really well. Oh to be 3 again!Just so you know he did get on the phone with me for a minute. He squeezed me into his schedule then he had to run. He had…

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Crisis Moves Us

Sometimes it takes a crisis to move us closer to God, to deepen our faith walk. I spent some time this morning talking with a young lady that is moving through crisis. She expressed that she was glad for this crisis, it is this crisis that has “opened” her eyes. Because of this crisis she is moving back into a right relationship with God. The crisis in her life is the result of choices made. Christmas time makes me think…

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Parent discipline or discipleship?

If you took the time to perouse my previous post then you know where my mind is right now, actually I’ve been thinking about parents discipling (not disciplining, although I’m all for discipline) their kids. “Here church, teach our kids the Bible”, this is the attitude the church has created. What is discipleship? Discipleship is an intimate, personal relationship designed for growth and learning through imitation, dialogue and observation. Read this:“We have to be there. We have to show up…

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2008 Calendar

I’m working today on the Youth Calendar for 2008. My goal is to have a hard copy of a calendar that has all the information a parent could need or want for 2008 as they make plans to encourage their teen to get involved in the youth ministry of NHC. The more I think about our youth ministry and where it is at in 2007, the more I realize it is time for an adjustment, changes. Not changing simply for…

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Kwismas Twee!

Big day in the Lawrenson household. I went into the storage room and got the Christmas Tree out and brought it upstairs. I then climbed up the ladder into the attic and passed down all 50 boxes of Christmas decorations to Misha. Ty helped decorate the “Kwismas Twee”, two broken ornaments later, he has hit the sack and I, well, I’m enjoying the comfort of my reclining sofa and watching my beautiful bride hang the rest of the ornaments on…

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Hide and Go Seed

This morning before coming to the office I thought I would take advantage of the warmer weather and spread some winter rye grass seed. We will see what happens with it. I’m sure my sandy soil isn’t the most healthy for seed to grow. I also noticed a covey of dove on the high wire watching me I think they were talking to each other and I’m pretty sure I heard one of them say, “Free Lunch!”. Jesus talks about…

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What was she thinking?

Recently in the news there was the story of the young teenage girl that committed suicide as a result of an online relationship with a boy. Later it was found out that the “boy” was the girl next door’s mother. She was attempting to find out what the neighbor girl was saying about her daughter, the two girls had a falling out. What was mom thinking? Only the mom knows. She may have started out to innocently (deceptively) find out…

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