How Do Your Children Relate to Others
by Mike Hurt on April 3rd, 2020
By understanding your children's "love style," you can help your kids develop healthy emotional connections with others.
Now More Than Ever
by Mike Hurt on March 30th, 2020
Now more than ever...we need to keep our families safe. Now more than ever...we need to appreciate those who are the front lines fighting for our health. Now more than ever...we need to appreciate our educators. You likely heard some form of these statements in the last week. With all of us in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, now more than ever we need to check the foundation of our life. I...
6 Strategies to Parenting During the COVID -19 Crisis
by Mike Hurt on March 27th, 2020
From the Parent Cue We’re all navigating really strange and chaotic times.Schools have closed and parents are faced with working from home while trying to assist their kids in completing assignments on unfamiliar digital platforms and in subjects that are outside of their comfort zone.Thousands of parents are also facing employment uncertainty or job loss as the economy continues to shift downward...
Parenting During Coronavirus
by Mike Hurt on March 22nd, 2020
Before we could set goals, routines, and fun activities for the weeks ahead, we needed to unpack the burdens of our hearts. We needed to remind each other that we are going to make it. My family is, and so is yours.
Why You Should Apologize for Hurtful Words
by Mike Hurt on March 17th, 2020
From Focus on the Family Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages, tells of the time he learned that hurtful words can harm a relationship and shares why it’s so important to listen to what your spouse is really trying to express.It started when Dr. Chapman returned from a business trip and learned his wife had completed a small home improvement project. She proudly showed her work and ...
Demonstrating Steadfast Love in Parenting
by Mike Hurt on March 16th, 2020
From Focus on the Family Steadfast love. It’s a phrase we commonly hear in parenting circles and in the church. In the Bible, this phrase is written 195 times. But what does “steadfast love” actually mean? And, furthermore, how can we demonstrate it in our parenting?God shows us what He means by “steadfast love” throughout the Bible. It is a love that is unwavering, never changing. It is an invita...
by Mike Hurt on March 16th, 2020
As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing health crisis facing our world, our country, and even some in our surrounding counties. Because of this, we are following the leadership of the CDC and the recommendation of the Victoria County Health Department to limit gathering in large groups.
Secret Agent Christians
by Mike Hurt on March 9th, 2020
Sunday, during the 11:00 AM service, I went on a little, unplanned, rant. It went something like this: I love it when moments happen like this because God challenges me just as much as He challenges you.What inspired this thought? Jesus' teaching in the Sermon on the Mount for us to be salt and light to the world around us. Jesus challenged his hearers and those who believe today to let their go...
by Mike Hurt on March 5th, 2020
It is a beautiful day in South Texas. The sun is out. A breeze is blowing. Spring is here! On this gorgeous day, when you’d expect pollen to be the only concern, there is something else in the air - concern over the Corona virus.Some are highly concerned even to the point of fear. Others aren’t concerned at all even to the point of mocking those who are. What should our concern level be?First...
10 Signs You Are Having an Emotional Affair
by Mike Hurt on March 4th, 2020
From Dave Willis I recently received an email from a woman who was having an emotional affair. The sad-but-familiar story began by describing a “friendship” she had developed with a man at work and it had progressed into something much more. The relationship hadn’t yet crossed into physical/sexual contact, but they were flirting with the idea and getting closer to those forbidden lines with each p...
Living for More than Today
by Mike Hurt on March 2nd, 2020
As we kicked off the What Would Jesus Undo series, we discovered an important principle. My choices today result in outcomes tomorrow. We see this in our day-to-day lives. What we eat today (choice) hits our hips tomorrow (outcome). What we budget for today (choice) gets spent tomorrow (outcome). What we study today (choice) produces success tomorrow (outcome). In Matthew 5:1-12, Jesus appli...
by Mike Hurt on February 29th, 2020
Respect is an essential component of communication and correction in the home. Read more about how respect is one of the seven essential traits of parenting.