As a mother of four I am always looking for tips and tricks on parenting. I have read many books that claim to have helpful advice. Some even claim to change your kids by Friday! (I take issue with this level of optimism.) I am thankful for each nugget of wisdom gained from…Read More
Tara Petty is a children’s minister at Pegram Church of Christ near Nashville, TN. She is currently pursuing her M.Div. at Lipscomb University. She is a mother to four young children and enjoys reading, writing, loving and laughing. She is passionate about discipling a generation of youth who love Jesus and live fully in the freedom of knowing him.
Life is full of incredibly difficult circumstances. Even in the lives of the redeemed, one does not have to look far to find struggle and pain. As the earth groans for renewal, so our hearts groan for an eternity with God that is free from heartache. And the Spirit intercedes for us in…Read More
In the midst of my (still relatively new) theological studies I am learning so many things. I am experiencing the Bible in ways that I never have. I am reshaping my thoughts on things that were long taught to me as “Gospel truth” and reimagining what the Word of God is capable of…Read More
As a children’s minister and a mother of four, my heart space and head space are often occupied by children. I am always looking for new ways to promote healthy development physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. I read the books and attend the conferences and have the conversations. I spend the time…Read More
If you think back to childhood, you can likely still hear those taunting words on the playground. You made a challenging statement. Perhaps you said you could beat someone in a race. Or maybe you said something that just seemed unbelievable. And the indignant reply from the other child was the ever-popular phrase “prove it!”…Read More