Category Archives: Family Discipleship

Evelyns baptism

What a wonderful day! There are few days that can make me more proud than when my child chooses to follow God in her life. And Evie did it in a very “Evie way”: with lots of going back and … Continue reading

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The First Kniffin Family Worship Night: Palm Sunday 2021

tonight was an important landmark- one that I’ve been looking forward to for a long, long time. As the saying goes, “more is learned by being caught than taught.” Another way of saying the same thing is that we learn … Continue reading

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Evies theological questions

Why did god send Jesus to hell? (After hearing apostles creed) Has God always existed? What was before God created the world? What does “hallowed” mean? Will Gods kingdom “come on earth, as in heaven” before I die?

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Learning through watching

  This morning, during the worship service, Evelyn raised her hands during the song as an act of worship. Of course, I say “act of worship” as if I know the intentions of her heart. Obviously, I don’t know for … Continue reading

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Roles: Tim the “Experience-Maker”,

One of the reasons I knew Cyn & I were a great match was how we complemented each other.  We’re very similar in a lot of (most) ways, but there are ways in which we are quite different.  Those differences … Continue reading

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Overheard on the way back from pre school: theological discussions between cousins

Ellie: “Evie, did you know that god loves you, even when you’re bad?” Evie: “yes, I already knew that” Ellie: ‘but, you know what?  That DOESNT mean you should still be bad. We should be good, even tbough God loves … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa: a hero

Today, Agnes Skopje (Mother Teresa) of Calcutta becomes beatified as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. (Tim): when I was 19, I went to go visit Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India.  I had read up on her and admired her from afar, … Continue reading

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Abbey & Aslan: “He’s not safe, but He is Good”

I’m surprised how much Abbey has taken to the Narnia books. There’s a lot of “layers” to the Narnia series, and I’m eager to see how much she actually comprehends.  So I try to ask questions, while we’re reading and … Continue reading

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Abbey’s first Trip to Narnia, Part 1

I’ve decided that my little girl can handle chapter books.  Or, rather– I think that she MIGHT be able to handle it, and I want to get into the habit of pushing her. Abbey has a remarkable capacity for story. … Continue reading

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Frozen, Disney, and the Influence a Screen has on a 3 year old

Who hasn’t heard of Disney’s “Frozen”? It swept the nation this last fall, raking in close to $1.5 billion worldwide in a number of months.  Kids (particularly girls) fell in love with the beautiful pictures, the princess/prince/king/queen imagery, and of … Continue reading

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