Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
April 6, 2019

Naps & Snacks By Malissa Custer One of my very favorite Bible stories is that of Elijah.  In 1 Kings 18, this theatric story unfolds.  The challenge has been given to the prophets of Baal, and what a dramatic scene unfolded there.  My God, the same God of Elijah, showed up that day and proved […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
February 4, 2019

Daddy’s Girl Climbing trees, shooting BB guns, driving tractors…yes, I grew up a country girl. We lived on a farm with cats, dogs, and occasional chickens and horses. Being outside working with my dad was way more fun than being stuck in the house cooking and cleaning. One day, I approached my mom and declared that […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
December 4, 2018

Consistently Inconsistent By Malissa Custer Life is busy.  Chaotic.  There is always a valid excuse for letting something slide.  Recently, the kids all got a wicked cold – the worst I’ve ever seen.  When my kids get sick, I get really soft about quite a few things.  I don’t require them to clean their plates, […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
August 6, 2018

    Let It Go By Barbara Russell Choices.  Life is full of them!  One choice we make every day is whether or not we are going to “Let it go!”  There came a time in my life when I realized that it just wasn’t worth it to hold on to past hurts, or the pain […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
June 9, 2018

Angry Baby By Malissa Custer Those cute, chubby cheeks are adorable.  Those impish smiles are distracting.  Those belly laughs are intoxicating.  With each new word and trick, your parental pride grows.  Those are the healthy feelings of a devoted and doting parent, making it all the easier to ignore their difficult times.  I’m not going […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
February 8, 2018

Capturing Their Heart By Malissa Custer When you were young, did you ever notice something that your parents loved, and wonder why it was so precious to them? When I was a kid, my grandma had a bunch of odd knick-knacks and glass paper weights that meant very much to her. They were always dusted […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
December 18, 2017

Love & Security By Malissa Custer All humans need love. It is part of how we are made. Love and boundaries create security. Order and peace create confidence. One of our biggest goals in parenting should be to produce adults who are well-rounded, can succeed in almost any situation, and can adapt to and work […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
October 8, 2017

My Thoughts on Raising a Respectful Teenager – Part 2 By Barbara Russell Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. Prov. 14:1 When I was raising my children, I pictured myself “building a house.” In my last article, I focused on my children when they were infants […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
August 9, 2017

Winners and Losers By Malissa Custer Reactions are something I am constantly talking to my kids about. Everyone has feelings; it is what you do with those feelings that determines whether you get into trouble or not. I’ve found that competition has a way of creating supercharged situations for my kids to work through and […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
June 9, 2017

The Household of Faith By Barbara Russell I was not a perfect mother, and I do not have all the answers, so when it is time to write another FAR article, my brain is screaming, “Why do I even do this?!” Are mothers even reading it? And if they are, does it even help them? […]

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