"We are sadly seeing a mass exodus of young people leaving the faith of their parents, and I believe that this is often one of the main reasons why—we’ve always owned their faith, and inadvertently allowed them to simply mirror ours."
The early reviews have definitely increased expectations that this movie will represent a significant shakeup of traditional Disney values.
"The biggest way to add value to a Children’s Ministry training...is to give practical and useful tools to the team that they can use this week in their ministries."
"Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart and a humble mind." (1 Peter 3:8)
If you're not resting in your vertical identity, you will look horizontally, searching to find your reason for living in something in the created world.
If you are getting criticized, it may not mean you're doing anything wrong, it just means you’re a leader.
The main plot of the film includes the very essence of the gospel, but the subplot leaves Christian parents with a dilemma.
"The writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”
"When you speak the Word, you retain 90 percent of what you hear yourself say as opposed to only retaining 10 percent of what you hear someone else say."
"Our job as parents is not to make our children happy, but to help them become “good”: compassionate, honest, responsible, hard-working."
"A large percentage of toys parents give children aren't actually wanted or valued."
“Your son will not sit still and is always talking to the other students.”
"Lego is the only toy company in the world that claims to capture the interests of both kids and parents."
The power of sincere thanks cannot be overestimated.
Do the kids at your church experience God's presence through the songs you sing?
The reality is there is not really much that a leader can’t delegate to their team.
"I realize that these are high goals for fifth graders, and I realize not every child will reach these goals; but please don’t tell me it can’t be done."
"What do you do during this stage, while you’re waiting for your child to come to repent?"
When we are facing frustration, choosing to grow through it rather than go from it is typically our best initial choice.
Saint Valentine was a priest and a bishop, and was martyred in Rome under Claudius II and buried on February 14th.