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March 11, 2016 By Greg Gibson
The first time I loaded up our young children in a shopping cart all by myself, I mentally prepared for the challenge ahead. Though the potential for whining, grabbing, hitting and pleading was very real, my biggest anxieties surrounded people’s reactions to my cart overflowing with children. You see, in less than four years, we’ve...
January 4, 2016 By Greg Gibson
By Greg and Grace Gibson Parenting is war. There is, and we can’t say this with enough emphasis, nothing more war-like in the spiritual realm than parenting. If you are a parent, than you understand this fierce posture that you live with daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. And as the years go by, we learn...
December 21, 2015 By Greg Gibson
Dr. Jonathan Akin Pastor Fairview Church Lebanon, Tennessee JBMW 20.2 [Fall 2015] **************************************************************** Is Proverbs 22:6 a promise? Many Christian parents feel guilty when their children do not “turn out right.” They ask questions like, “What did we do wrong? What else could we have done?” What is more problematic is that the guilt so...
December 16, 2015 By Greg Gibson
Rachel Jankovic | Mother, Writer, & Author of Loving the Little Years Moscow, Idaho JBMW 20.2 [Fall 2015] **************************************************************** I think it is safe to assume that most believers are familiar with the many Biblical passages that speak of children as gifts (see especially Psalms 127, 128). They are considered a blessing, and inheritance, like arrows...
December 4, 2015 By Greg Gibson
Greg Gibson | Family Ministries Pastor Foothills Church, Knoxville, Tennessee JBMW 20.2 [Fall 2015] **************************************************************** We’ve all heard it before—stories, that is, from people reminiscing about the “good ol’ days” when they were kids. “When I was a boy,” they say with an antiquated shimmer in their eye, “we could roam the streets, climb the tallest of...
November 30, 2015 By Greg Gibson
Jason Meyer | Pastor for Preaching and Vision Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota JBMW 20.2 [Fall 2015] **************************************************************** For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not...