Six Ways to Support Your Boss

— 3 minute read —   Being the boss is hard work. Bosses are in the difficult position of being responsible to both their clients and their employees. If clients are unhappy, bosses run the risk of not being able to provide for their employees. If employees are unhappy, bosses risk losing clients. Whom should bosses hire? Who should be fired? Which …

Sticky Faith

How can we pass on our faith to our children? How can we create a faith that they want to follow…a faith that is “sticky”? Passing the faith on to our children is the most important job we have as parents. But how do you have a faith that sticks when kids seem to be at different levels of development …

Making Family Memories

Instant replays have become old hat. We now expect them in all televised sports. Whether it’s a tennis pro’s impressive backhand or an NBA center’s slam dunk or a heavyweight boxer’s smashing jab, we never have to worry about missing it the first time around. It’ll be back to view again and again and probably again. What kind of family …

Do You Need Counseling?

“You need counseling.” Have you ever been told that? Such a statement is sometimes made “tongue in cheek”; in other words, it’s spoken in a demeaning way, when people are contending with one another. These folks are just looking for a way to belittle their opponents by suggesting that their words, thoughts, or actions have “gone off the rails” and …

Caring Kids Preschool

Caring Kids Preschool was established to provide your child a Godly, loving, caring, and stimulating environment. We provide a safe, healthy surrounding concerned staff, in a warm, trusting, home-like setting. Our mission is to provide the emotional security, self-esteem and social and spiritual development of the children in our care, with a strong value system of respect, courtesy and love …

Experience God Personally

If a complete stranger asked if he could borrow your car for a day, you’d probably say no. But if a close friend or relative made the same request you would be inclined to say yes. We can only put our full trust in someone we’ve come to know well. That’s the difference in knowing about God versus knowing God …

Hope Is Not Lost

The personal salvation story of Glenn Parson—member at Valley Forge Baptist. Getting Lost I was raised in a middle-class family. My parents were good people; kind, hard-working, and good-natured. All in all, I had a pretty normal upbringing. My addiction began around age 15 or 16 when I started smoking pot. I didn’t drink much until I was 21, and …

Three Steps Toward Becoming Fearless

Fear is not necessarily a bad thing. Fear is an indicator or alarm system that can help us steer clear of danger. For some of us, this is key in keeping us out of trouble or even out of harm’s way. But for most of us, fear can become a stumbling block that keeps us from achieving God’s plan for …

Cyrus the Great, You, and Your Faith

“Movers and shakers” exist in every nation in every era. They rise to prominence and wield great influence over people. Cyrus the Great was such a man. As founder and ruler of the vast Persian Empire from 539 B.C. until his death in 530 B.C., Cyrus conquered his world and became one of the most generous rulers in Middle East …

What is Easter All About

For many people, Easter is another holiday during which to celebrate traditions, to decorate, and to dress in a special outfit. It may even include chocolate, eggs, bunnies, and a big family meal together. But the true reason for celebration is not found in any of those things. The Bible doesn’t mention “Easter” nor does it instruct Christians to set …