The Courage to Love Big

The Courage to Love Big with The Real Kathy LeeThe Courage to Love Big – with The Real Kathy Lee

Today I attended my first ever Catalyst Leadership Conference. Wow. The theme of this year’s conference is Of Good Courage. That theme rang throughout everyone’s message, but there was a sub them ringing even a little louder in my heart.

Speaker after speaker mentioned love, the courage to love, loving anyway, loving everyone, loving big and always choosing love. I was convicted. As I mom, do I show my children how to love? Will they grow up loving everyone because they were loved and their family lead with love?

First, Andy Stanley talked about the courage to stay, to leave, to get help and submit. Good stuff. Next, Jeremy Courtney rocked my world when he shared how his family moved to Iraq to love his enemies. What? Do I love my enemies? Do my kids see me loving my enemies or complaining about them? And if that wasn’t convicting enough, Jeremy encouraged us to move towards the things that scare us the most? This man gave me so much to think about and meditate on.

Speaker after speaker encouraged us to be courageous leaders and LOVE. Simply LOVE. Bob Goff, Tim Tebow, Christy Wright, and Katie Davis Majors. All shared the same idea… Face your fears, Trust God and LOVE Big.

If we get to the end  (Daniel Pink talked about good endings) of this parenting gig and our kids don’t know they are loved, we might have just failed the most important task set before us. I don’t want that to be my ending, do you?

Lean in to your family, say yes to loving them well. Let them see you have the courage to face your fears and love those that creep you out. Let them see love ooze out of you because you are a follower of Christ. He loves us, simply as we are. Let’s agree to love big!

 

 


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I’d Rather Be Texting

I'd rather be textingI’d Rather Be Texting with Julianna Curtis, Shine Curtis, Jimmy Curtis, Phoebe Nolette, and Joshua Nolette takes you to our Finish  Well Conference.

 

This workshop is led by a homeschool grad as well as four homeschool high schoolers who looked at all the times they thought, or even said, “I’d rather be texting than do that.” They each share some great insight into the benefits of doing just the opposite. Listen in and enjoy some of the wisdom that these young speakers shared at Finish Well 2013.

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Because He Loved Her

Sarah was just Abraham’s Side-kick right? God loved Abraham and Sarah was just along for the ride. Is that what you think? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong. The Lord loved Sarah and His plan included her. He honored her because He loved her. We can learn about God’s love for us because of His love for Sarah. In this Life Lesson from Ancient History, Meredith Curtis talks about the Matriarch of the Hebrew people, Sarah, and her part in God’s plan.

Finish Well Radio – Because He Loved Her

Sarah was just Abraham’s Side-kick right? God loved Abraham and Sarah was just along for the ride. Is that what you think? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong. The Lord loved Sarah and His plan included her. He honored her because He loved her. We can learn about God’s love for us because of His love for Sarah. In this Life Lesson from Ancient History, Meredith Curtis talks about the Matriarch of the Hebrew people, Sarah, and her part in God’s plan.

MBFLP 117 – Teen Romance: This Could Get Serious

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What do you when you find your teenager (or even your pre-teen) has romantic feelings for another young person? How to you address this Biblically? In spite of what some teachers say, the answer is not cut-and-dried, and a lot of parents (and their kids) struggle with it. This episode, we dive in to try and find what the Bible does say and what it doesn’t … but more urgently, what do we do about it?

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

01:05 – Romance is an issue sooner than you may think
03:20 – Parenting needs to change as our teens transition toward adulthood
04:18 – The critical thing to remember about older teens
05:04 – Take them seriously!
08:17 – Rules don’t control the heart
09:26 – What the Bible says about romance
11:24 – What the Bible IS clear about
12:10 – Don’t underestimate friendship
15:22 – How this conversation might begin
17:32 – Keeping realistic and balanced expectations
22:18 – Building a relationship of trust and respect early
23:56 – God’s plan for your child may surprise you – and your child, too

I Love Homeschooling, But I’ll Tell You Its Flaws – HIRL Episode 15

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On this episode of Homeschooling In Real Life, Fletch and Kendra discuss what it’s like when your homeschool student abandons your family’s faith and lifestyle.
How can this happen in a Christian home where you have created a sheltered homeschool environment? Christian homeschooling is designed to protect our kids. Shouldn’t our children turn out perfect?
To answer that question, we interview a young man who has done that very thing, but here is the best part: after being raised in a rigid environment which he ultimately rejected, he is still a huge proponent of  home education and thinks his mom is one of the best teachers around!
Homeschooling parents, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! We may challenge you to rethink about how you listen to your kids, how to look for and complement their strengths, but mostly we will remind all of us how important it is to just point them to Jesus.

Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace) podcast every two weeks as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

 

Love In The House – HIRL Episode 14

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What happens when a family goes from relying on rules and rigidity to understanding what it means when Jesus tells us that the grandest commandment is love?
Chris and Wendy Jeub are raising (or have raised) 16 children in a home that has seen both the letter of the law and the sweetness of grace and love, and they’re joining us to tell us how love in the family has absolutely changed theirs for the better. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss!

Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace) podcast every two weeks as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

 

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