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Shane is an Iowa native, a follower of Jesus, a husband to Cheryl for 19 years, and a father of three teenagers.  Shane and his family live in the Des Moines, IA area having moved back almost 10 years ago after living out of state for awhile in Illinois, Florida, Ohio and Indiana. Shane is […]

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Pray for Courage for Our Kids

By on July 22, 2012 in Family/Parenting with No Comments


A post yesterday at Compassion International’s blog reminded me of a vital prayer request that we should be praying for our kids (and your sponsored children if you have them).  Amber Van Schooneveld wrote:

Sponsored children need courage when it comes to standing up to their peers, believing the truth of God’s Word amid desperate situations, and even standing up against injustice. Pray that your sponsored child would find strength and courage in the Lord for whatever he or she faces each day.

Granted our kids aren’t necessarily facing the same types of challenges that kids in Third World countries are, but they too need courage in following Christ when it isn’t popular to don in a culture that is growing ever more hostile to our faith.

So let’s pray for courage for our kids.

About the Author

About the Author: Shane Vander Hart is the founder and editor-in-chief of Caffeinated Thoughts.  He is also the President of 4:15 Communications, LLC, a social media & communications consulting/management firm.  Prior to this Shane spent 20 years in youth ministry serving in church, parachurch, and school settings.  He has also served as an interim pastor and is a sought after speaker and pulpit fill-in.  Shane has been married to his wife Cheryl since 1993 and they have three kids.  Shane and his family reside near Des Moines, IA.  You can connect with Shane on Facebook or follow him on Twitter and Google +. .

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