What does it mean to say God’s grace can pass through locked doors? (John 20: 19) How do I discern the areas of my life where I build up walls and lock doors? What are the ‘locked doors’ of today’s society? How can I help my kids intentionally grow in their life of faith during this New Year? How can the New Year, and the upcoming season of Lent, be an opportunity to foster faith in the home? What is the connection between physical and spiritual sickness? What does it look like to be spiritually lethargic? How should I respond if my child is lethargic to prayer or faith activities? Should I force my kids to do youth group or scripture study if they are resisting it?
I really want the Word of God to convict the hearts of my kids! When a word comes from ‘Mom’ the one- hundredth time, it doesn’t have the same power as when it comes from God. –Kari
Our kids let us down in their behavior and attitudes, but, St. John Bosco reminds us not to settle for anger and hostility. It’s so powerful, but it’s such a challenge! -Tom
The Currans anticipate Lent, Valentine’s Day, 2018 goals, and the way God’s grace works through locked doors. (And, through the flu season!) Tom re-visits insights from St. John Bosco on disciplining boys. Kari shares recent stories about praying with kids and asks the question: should parents force their kids to attend youth group?