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Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - How to Raise Kids Who Stay in Bounds - #5079
If you don't have clear boundaries and clear penalties, you can't have a game. If children don't have clear boundaries and clear penalties, they can't have a life! Everywhere you look these days, you see kids who are out of control, as if there's no such thing as out of bounds. Guess where they learned that? From parents who never taught or never consistently enforced boundaries. Disciplining your child is not an option; it is a Biblical mandate for moms and dads.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Father Power - #5127
Many a man has looked in the mirror, and when he considered the kind of a father he was, he's seen a man he didn't want to be. But he didn't know how to change. It's been in a moment like that that men have claimed the promise of the Word of God. "If any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old is gone, a new life has begun."

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Way to Your Father's Heart - #5172
I don't know what's different between me talking to God about something alone and me talking to Him with some other believers. I only know that Jesus told us that something special happens in heaven when God the Father hears from His children together about some issue or some need.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Focusing On the Falls - #5178
Let's say your son or daughter brings home four Bs and one D. What do we spend most of our time on? The four Bs? Oh, no, we do most of our talking about the one D. Too often, we do that with every area of their life. Minimizing - overlooking what they're doing right - and focusing on what needs improvement. And we're trying to build them up by showing them their failings and what they need to work on, right? But I wonder if we keep doing that, aren't we actually tearing them down?

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Very Different Children of the Very Same Father - #5208
Isn't it time we made an effort to try to worship together, to learn from each other's unique perspective, to start praying together for a mighty move of God in our area, to reach out to a community that will sit up and take notice when we work together?

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Battles That Really Matter - #4000
Someone we loved was in trouble. It was obvious that we had to drop everything to help put him back together. It was a long, grueling day, much of it spent with a specialist - but with a lot of physical pain for our son and emotional pain for us - his healing began. There are times in our lives when our priorities need a shakeup - and we need to focus the best we've got on helping a loved one in trouble. It happened to Abram in our word for today in the Word of God.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Human Files - #4007
Now, all the time our kids were growing up, we had this tapestry hanging up in our room - it said, "Children learn what they live." I guess. Our recent amusing experience with our grandson was only a reminder of the truth of that. Except the results of children learning what they live often are anything but amusing. Whether you realize it or not, your child, your grandchild - any child you're around very much - is listening, recording, and sooner or later reproducing what they have experienced or witnessed with you.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - In the Middle of Your Love - #4035
our children are supposed to be caught in the overflow of you and your spouse loving one another, not loved instead of you loving one another. And it may be that you have allowed that love to atrophy, to drift, to turn to resentment ... or coldness ... or neglect. And while your child is still getting loved, they aren't in the middle of your love for one another. A child's security, a child's stability is in knowing that the love from which they came is still going strong!

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Looking For Daddy - #4054
In fact, maybe for you the word "father" is a hurting word. In one way or another, your father wasn't there for you - physically, financially, emotionally, supportively. You went to the door, but there was no one there. That leaves an emotional deficit in a life that can make you feel incomplete, cheated, unexplainably lonely, trying to compensate for the lack of a father's love in countless ways, some that leave you even more scarred.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - A Safe Place For Your Child - #4076
If you're a parent, you have at least one of those "lambs" that the Lord carries in His arms close to His heart. Maybe your lamb is pretty big now - maybe all grown-up - but whatever their age, they are still your lambs.