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Seth’s Corner

Seth’s Corner

Make time this month to prepare you children’s hearts for Christmas. One way to do this is by picking up the December family devotional packet in the Hope Kids area on Sunday morning. (If you want an electronic copy, just send me an email at seth@hopechurchutah.com.)...

Seth’s Corner

Seth’s Corner

How should you pray for your kids? Last week I suggested praying for their salvation. Secondly, target your prayers at specific sin issues. Pray about specific sins you see in your child’s life, such as lying, impatience, anger, stealing, laziness, and disobedience....

Seth’s Corner

Seth’s Corner

How should you pray for your kids? There are numerous things to pray for, but what are the most important? At the top of the list should be salvation. Pray that God would save them from their sins. How? By repenting of their sin and placing their faith in the work...

Seth’s Corner

Seth’s Corner

What kind of parent are you striving to be? A better one than the parents you had growing up? Like “so-and-so” who seems to have perfect kids? Or are you just winging it, not really sure what kind of parent you should be? There are many parenting models out there …...

Seth’s Corner

Seth’s Corner

After a full day of family fun recently, my wife told my daughters, “Girls, when you get old enough to get married, look for a man who is just like your daddy.” You can imagine how those words made me feel! A couple weeks back in “Seth’s Corner,” I wrote about...

Seth’s Corner

Seth’s Corner

Ever feel like you can’t break through to your kid’s heart? You try to raise them right, but despite your best efforts, they’re still unkind, self-centered, lazy, untruthful … and the list goes on! What should you do? Try harder? Just somehow be better? No! You...

Seth’s Corner

Seth’s Corner

One of my favorite games to play with our baby is “Knock Down the Tower.” I stack some blocks and let my son knock them down. Then I pretend to be shocked and tickle him. Lots of laughs and smiles, over and over again. But on a spiritual side, I can do something...

Seth’s Corner

Seth’s Corner

Proverbs 17:22 gives us this jewel of wisdom: “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” As we seek to glorify God in our homes, happiness and laughter play a key role. Teaching, correction, discipline, and hard work all have their...

Seth’s Corner

Seth’s Corner

“Servant leadership.” This is how Jesus led His disciples. In Mark 10:43-45, Jesus said, “whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to...