Reformed Trick-or-Treat

Halloween has been one of those tricky (Ha! No pun intended!) festivities for our family. I used to be the type to just shut the door and turn off the lights… You can read our first post about it here.

But I just KNOW there’s a way we can tailor this time to express our family core values… none of which have to do with death, fear, or darkness.

Teamwork, Hospitality, Adventure, Truth & Service (we call these the Holliman THATS) now THAT’S worth expressing! THAT’S what we’re all about.
So… this year we finally put feet to an idea that’s been brewing for a while: Reverse Trick-or-treat. 

La Crianza de Nuestros Hijos

Un Corto Extracto de nuestro eBook

Este es un corto extracto del eBook que estamos terminando. Algunos preguntan si es suficiente enviar a nuestros hijos a una clase dominical para que aprendan de Dios. Pues aquí te damos algunas cosas qué masticar por ahora! Ya tienes tu cafecito listo? Okey, sentémonos a platicar.

Seeking Significance Pt. 5

This is the last of a 5-part video conversation about Seeking Significance in a success-driven world. Thank you for staying with us as we walk through such an important subject!

I love what was said about one of the main lies from our enemy: “You don’t matter”, and what an easy target we make when we aren’t in meaningful relationships with others.

Question: What do you need to give more significance to? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

 

True Satisfaction VS Stinky Britches

Bless the Lord, O my soul…Who satisfies your mouth, your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation with good so that your youth renewed is like the Eagles, strong, overcoming, soaring. (Psalm 103:1-5 AMPC)

I’ve been dealing with a bad attitude lately. Yes, around here we call it the stinky britches attitude. One where I started slipping into discontentment because I thought I wasn’t getting enough alone / me / my interests time. The truth is my husband was giving me plenty of time to write, read and do other things.

Are you ready for this? I thought…

Seeking Significance Pt. 4

Wow! These just keep getting better!

I agree with the guys that we’ve complicated our relationship with God. Sometimes our church culture is not conducive to the application of this phrase: “It’s not about religion, it’s about relationship.” Have a listen and join us for I believe is one of the main points of this conversation!

Check out the previous videos here

So...There is a huge connection between significance and our relationships. Who are you adding significance to? Who’s adding significance to you? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Seeking Significance Pt. 3

 

Ok! It’s time for your cup of coffee as you join us for part 3 of this awesome conversation! Here are parts 1 & 2 if you missed them!

A highlight for me in this video is the ordering our “do’s” according to our significance, therefore adding flavor to the meat of life, rather than trying to live by the toppings alone. These guys are great!

Question: Is Jesus your taco? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

How To Talk To Littles About Gender Matters

Hi there! It’s great to see you again! Last time, Brad talked about the real issues at stake when dealing with Gender Matters. Today, I’m answering a question from one our Spanish readers (which is why you probably saw the Spanish version a few days ago… yes, I’m just getting around to translating it!)

“Ok, I get all that you said in your post, but how do I explain these matters to my little kids?”

Well, I like to ask myself “What does Papa God do with us, his kids, in situations like these?”

As you know, we are in this world, but not of it, and therefore will always encounter cultural currents that are contrary to what God teaches us. Similarly, our kids live in this reality every day!

I think our Heavenly Father does this:

 

Brad and our friend Derek record a great conversation I think is relevant to us all, no matter what our sphere of influence. Take a look at Part 1 if you missed it!

I love how they are defining the words “significance” vs “success”, and how relationships play into both! Good stuff!

Question: How about you? How important do you think relationships are in our sense of significance? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

La Cuestión del Género 2a Parte

Cómo Hablarle a los Hijos Pequeños

¡Hola! ¡Qué gusto verte de nuevo! La vez pasada, Brad habló acerca de la Cuestión del Género que ha estado surgiendo en varios países. Uno de nuestros lectores preguntó: “Bien… me parece muy bueno todo esto, pero cómo le explico estas cosas a mis hijos chicos?”

En situaciones como esta, me gusta preguntar: “¿Qué hace Dios con nosotros, sus hijos, en situaciones similares?”

Vivimos en este mundo, pero no somos de este mundo, y por tanto, siempre habrán corrientes culturales contrarias a lo que nuestro Papá Dios nos enseña. Similarmente, nuestros hijos viven esa realidad todos los días!

Creo que Papá Dios hace lo siguiente:

Seeking Significance

Knowing our significance in a success-driven world

Brad and our friend Derek Dean sat down and recorded one of their most recent conversations. I think so many times people don’t have deep, meaningful conversations about God because it’s not their norm, and yet, this is one of the best ways to grow! Pull up a chair, grab a coffee, and join in! Let us know your thoughts and comments!

This is part 1 of a 5-part series.