The Glow Morning Show


 

GOOD MORNING TO YOU!!!

I count it a great privilege to be on the air every morning!  I mean, let's face it, I've got a pretty important job to do each day here on the Glow Morning Show.....I've got to get you up!

Not only that, but I want to help you start your day the right way.  I start with great music to inspire and encourage you. Then I get into God's Word and pray with you.  We hit some great topics, give away amazing prizes and laugh at every opportunity!

Yes its a BIG job but somebody's got to do it...I'm just glad I get to!

VERSE, THOUGHT & PRAYER 11/14/18 

 
 
It is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

What does the world most need to hear from me today? A life tuned to the melody of grace that I claim I believe. Doing good, being like Christ, is Peter's answer to opposition, cynicism, and even persecution. We are free in Jesus, but being free means that we don't have to pretentiously prove we are free. Instead, we can live for him who died to conquer death and renounced absolute heavenly freedom so we could find it. We are free to serve others, and most of all to serve God.

My Prayer...

Holy Father, my Great Emancipator, you have freed me from sin, law, and death at the cost of your precious Son. I open my heart to you today to say I love you. I and want to thank you for this gift of incredible redemption. Please accept the actions of my life and the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my mind and the emotions of my heart today as my offering of thanks. In the name of Jesus, my Sacrifice and your holy Son, I pray. Amen.

 

11/13/18

“Sometimes our greatest battle can be our greatest blessing.  It is there where we learn so much about the character of Who He Is!” – Natalie Grant


7 Ways to "Disciple" Your Kids - 11/14/18

By Dr. Joshua Straub

7 Ways to “Disciple” Your Kids

1.     You Were Not Meant to Disciple Your Kids Alone.

First, we were not meant to teach or disciple our children alone. Moses writes in Deuteronomy 6 the best way to instill the love and commands of God onto the hearts of our kids. But he's not just speaking to parents. He's speaking to Israel, or the entire Church.

In other words, when you need help discipling your kids or have a question, don't be afraid to ask. You can talk to your pastor, another close friend, or even a more seasoned couple in your church you look up to. Whoever it is you admire, seek them out. This is the power of being plugged into a local church. We're in this together.

2.     Not All Children Learn the Same Way.

Discipleship of anyone—including our children—begins by teaching them the Bible. However, keep in mind that not all children learn the same way. Developmentally, our kids are also unlikely to be on the same emotional or spiritual level. Understanding each child individually helps us know how we can best teach the Bible. We want our kids to be interested in what they learn. If learning the Bible is boring for them, it won't be pleasant for anyone. Find ways to keep it fun!

For example, think about your own kids and how different they are. Consider the best way you could help each child memorize the 66 books of the Bible. Have him or her:

• Repetitively write the books in order.

• Write a song or rap about the books of the Bible and recording a music video.

• Create a game or puzzle. Write all 66 books with markers on construction paper, cut them out, and place them in order.

• Find a song online reciting the 66 books and listen to it before bed or during drive time.

No matter what, keep it fun!

3.     Move Kids from Knowing the Truth to Living the Truth.

Keep in mind that the goal in teaching the Bible to our children is not just to help them learn the truths of the Bible but to show them how to apply these truths in their lives, especially with how they treat others. As you see your children become developmentally ready, expose them to more in-depth study and life application.

4.     Make Discipline About Discipleship.

The word discipline means "to train." When your children misbehave, use biblical values as anchor points to train your children. In addition to the passages we can point our children to about obeying Mom and Dad (Eph. 6:1-3; Prov. 30:17), consider other biblical truths you want to highly value in your home (i.e. telling the truth, treating others with kindness, holding the tongue, etc.) and set the rules based on those passages. When your children disobey, link their behavior to the passage and value your family esteems. 

5.     Are You the Adult You Want Your Kids to Grow Up to Be?

I know. You might have stopped reading after seeing this question. It's tempting. But to move our children from knowing the Truth to living it out requires we live what we preach. Research shows the greatest predictor of who our kids become is not what we do or know about parenting, but who we are as adults. That's why modeling our own spiritual growth before our kids is necessary.

As parents, one of the best ways to instill the love of the Bible in our kids is to show them how we read, pray through, and learn from it. Never be shy about sharing with your child what God is teaching you from His Word. Our children aren't born knowing that our basis for right and wrong is the Bible. We have to tell them—and more importantly—show them.

Use dinnertime or bedtime to help your children see how a decision you recently made was based on a particular truth from the Bible. When our children make the connection between our actions and the truth of the Bible, they begin to see the Bible lived out before them in the hearts of others. For example, maybe you chose not to gossip about someone (Eph. 4:29); you took an extra shift at work because your family needed the money (Prov. 6:6); you complimented your spouse (Prov. 16:24); you took dinner to a family in need (Gal. 5:13). Share with your kids about these decisions.

6.     You Don't Need to Add Anything to Your Day.

Instead, Moses, in Deuteronomy 6, told us to use the built-in times of the day God already gave us—when our children wake, during mealtimes, during drive times, and at bedtime. Our family rule is to prohibit any screens during mealtimes. I would highly recommend not having any screens during these four important times of the day. Try to hold these four times as sacred as you can. And always tuck your kids in bed at night instead of sending them to their room by themselves. They need our presence.

7.     Discipleship Varies with Each Child.

We suggest you set up a weekly Family Bible Time for the entire family—a time meant for uniting you together as a family where you can talk about what you're learning and pray together. But apart from that time, your children are likely to be on different spiritual, intellectual, and emotional levels, especially if you have children with a wide age range. In these cases, it may be advantageous to hold a personal study (a Bible Date) with each child. This one-on-one approach provides your child the opportunity for asking personal questions or revealing struggles as he or she relates to living out the Bible—real life stuff they wouldn't want to share with their siblings in the room.

If you haven't picked up on it by now, discipling our kids is as much about the time we spend with them as it is about the actual reading of the Word or going through a Bible study. Don't force more than your kids can consume each week. Also, don't put unnecessary guilt on yourself for not covering a specific number of chapters or verses or completing a devotional. Your time together will quickly fizzle out this way. Instead, hone in on building your relationship with your child. Talk to your child about your own relationship with God. And most of all, keep it fun.

For there is no better way to instill the love and commands of God on the hearts of our kids than in an environment of positive memories your kids shared with you. 


 

 

TOP 10 Habits That Help Protect Your Emotional Health - 10/18/18

1.     Physical Activity

2.     Sit Quietly

3.     Create Better Communication

4.     Go to a Farmer's Market

5.     Replace All The Liquids You Drink With Water, Green Tea, White Tea or Coffee

6.     Dial in Your Sleep Schedule

7.     Journal

8.     Look at Your Financial Situation

9.     Do One Thing You Love Each Week

10.   Examine and Evolve Your Media Consumption