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About familydiscipleshippath

My husband, Tim, and I have been married for 17 years and have 3 great children. Our girls are 13 and 11 and the baby boy is 9. We have been living in Redding, CA and serving at Risen King Community Church since August, 2000. I serve as the Family Ministries Pastor. As a mom and a pastor, I represent both the church and the home and am on a journey of discovering and communicating practical ways the church and family can partner together to guide the young ones in our lives to know and love Jesus and live their lives(their whole lives) in light of that love.

Connecting with God in His Creation

It’s been great to see a couple of breaks in the weather. The sun is peeking out every now and again.  Let’s take advantage of the nice days to meet with Jesus in his creation. Risen King Community Church, here … Continue reading

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Listening Prayer for Littles

Isn’t it crazy how a parent can understand the incoherent babble of a toddler or preschooler when no one else can? Why is that? Because they spend a lot of time listening, they have practiced, and because they really want … Continue reading

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How do I talk to children about baptism?

Baptism is an important step to take in our discipleship path. Baptism is a symbolic action and often symbolism is tough to explain to kids. Here is how I teach it to children. Who can be baptized? Everyone who has … Continue reading

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Turning a Big Ship: For Your Church

I am not a sailor. I’ve never driven a big ship. Do paddle boats or kayaks count? I’ve heard the analogy for making a change in an organization compares to turning a big ship around. We need to figure out … Continue reading

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What do you celebrate in your family?

Frustration. Anxiety. Stress. Failure. Incompetence. These are all emotions that I visit as a parent more often than I would like to admit. I have big dreams and desires and ideas about what Family Discipleship should look like in my … Continue reading

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Preparing your Family to Celebrate Christmas

Advent is the season leading up to the birth of Jesus. It’s meant to be a time of preparation, as we get ready to celebrate Jesus’ coming to our world, and welcome Him again to our hearts. There are a … Continue reading

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As I head out the door I leave some instructions. “Make sure your rooms are clean.” “Play nicely with each other.” “Do not use the stove.” As my kids step out of the car on the school campus I have … Continue reading

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