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Spiritual Warriors

January 26, 2023 Dear Friend and Spiritual Warrior, Thank you for your prayers and support! This is the letter we send to those who tell us they are interested in learning more about our work. Would you read it and then … More

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Happy New Year!

January 11, 2023 Happy New Year! As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming, … More

Merry Christmas from the Meyer family!

Merry Christmas!

December 8, 2022 Merry Christmas!  The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they shall call Him Immanuel which means “God with us” (Matthew 1:23). Dear Family Shield Friend, Soon we’ll again celebrate Christmas, … More

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Thanksgiving and Holiday Traditions

November 23,2022 Treasured Memories and Traditions  But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that … More

Recent books

Children and the Five Love Languages

November 10,2022 These are pictures of some of the books and authors we have featured on the Family Shield radio program and podcast.  The Five Love Languages of Children And they were bringing children to him that he might touch … More

Family Outdoors

Fun Family Devotions for the Home

October 25, 2022 Fun Family Devotions for the Home From Kay Meyer’s column in the St. Louis Metro Voice newspaper from 1994 to 2013. It’s tough, isn’t it? Even in Christian families tempers sometimes flare. Christians sometimes find themselves irritated … More

Family Outdoors

Let’s Connect!

October 7, 2022 Family Shield Ministries Thank you for your prayers and support! You are special to us! We have a complimentary copy of our newest booklet: Let’s Walk & Pray! Ideas for Your Family and Friends Prayer Walk available as our gift to you … More

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Family Shield Ministries

September 23, 2022 Family Shield Ministries Did you know that the gospel-focused, Christ-centered Family Shield radio program airs on 54 radio stations and is heard by more than 850,000 people each week? Sometimes people are surprised to learn that the … More

M&Ms Remind Me of God!

M&Ms Remind Me of God!

September 9, 2022 M&Ms Remind Me of God by Kay L. Meyer “Mom, wake up! It’s time for us to get ready to go to church.” “Dad, can I invite Larry to go to church and Sunday school with me … More

Who is in Control?

Who is in Control?

August 24, 2022 God is in Control The following story was written by Pat Burke, a friend of the ministry. My husband, Rog, & I decided drive to a shopping mall about 40 minutes from our home. We had a … More

I Don’t Want to Be Baptized!

July 28, 2022 Rev. David Jander and a child he baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carver, MN. “I Don’t Want to Be Baptized!” Some years ago I was the Spiritual Life Director and LCMS Liaison for a Christian maternity home. … More

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Families – Spend Time Together

July 8, 2022 Families – Spend Time Together! I like to use the above picture in our newsletter and on Facebook. Playing games with children of all ages is an excellent way to spend time together.  Spending time together is one of the six … More

The Rock of Our Salvation

June 17, 2022 The Rock of Our Salvation And who is the Rock except our God? Psalms 18:31 Rocks have many uses. Their strength lies in their durability. The Bible calls Jesus our Rock. He is the Rock of our … More

Talking to People About Jesus

May 27, 2022 Talking to People About Jesus Talking to people about Jesus can be a joy, a privilege, and a challenge. Many people, within and outside of the church, think Jesus was only a man and that we should strive to be like him. … More

An Opportunity to Witness

May 6, 2022 An Opportunity to Witness I was surprised to get a letter from a Jehovah’s Witness couple last year during the pandemic. It was addressed to me at Family Shield Ministries. They invited me to meet with them … More

Proclaim the Resurrection

Proclaim the Resurrection!

April 21, 2022 Proclaim the Resurrection! Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, Salome, Joanne, and the other women (Luke 24:10) quietly walked through the darkness just before sunrise, toward the grave site where Jesus’ body had been laid on … More

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Let’s Move Mountains!

April 7, 2022 Help Us Move Mountains for Christ! Dear Family Shield Friend, Thank you for sharing your time, talents, and treasures with us!  You are special and we appreciate your prayers and support! Family Shield Ministries educational and evangelism … More

Where is Your Treasure

Where is Your Treasure?

March 25, 2022 Kay Meyer and her family. Where is Your Treasure? Matthew 13:44-52 Hello, boys and girls. Our Bible verse from today’s lesson is Mt. 13:44, “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a … More


The Lord Created Pets

March 5, 2022 The Lord Created Pets! My husband and I adopted a two-year-old rescue dog recently. Our 17-year-old beloved dog died 4 months ago. He was our son, Jeff’s dog, before Jeff died of cancer in 2010. Jeff asked us to … More

What is a cult?

What is a Cult?

February 15, 2022 What is a Cult? Over the years as I present educational programs on “Responding and Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses” and “Responding and Witnessing to Mormons” I have had to explain to those who attend what a cult … More

Christians: Know and Love God's Word

Know & Love God’s Word

January 21, 2022 Christians: Know and Love God’s Word Twenty years ago I asked my husband for a new Bible. He got me one that we thought had a leather cover, but as the years went by, we realized it … More

Witnessing – A Lifestyle!

January 7, 2022 You’re Invited! You’re invited to attend “Witnessing—A Lifestyle,” a four-week Bible study on Fridays from January 28 through February 18 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 505 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, Missouri 63122. It begins at 9:30 a.m. and … More

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

December 10, 2021 Merry Christmas And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks by night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and … More

Family Playing Games

In His Name

November 24, 2021 In His Name I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of … More

Family Playing Games

Treasured Memories and Traditions

November 10, 2021 Treasured Memories and Traditions But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and … More

Can God Forgive Me?

Can God Forgive Me?

October 27, 2021 Can God Ever Forgive Me? “God will never be able to forgive me for what I did. What should I do?” A distraught man shared with with his Christian friend. He continued, “I grew up in a … More

Mens Bible Study

Grow Into Maturity

October 12, 2021 Equip the Saints to Grow into Maturity Through the Word Jim was chairman of the Board of Education. I was chairman of the Board of Evangelism. At our monthly church council meeting some of the leaders would … More

Relying on God

Relying on God

September 24, 2021 Family Shield Ministries cares about families growing in Christ; and equips them to witness to each other and to the world. Relying on God Being unemployed is extremely stressful. But it has led many to rely on … More

God's Word

God’s Word-Inspired by God!

September 10, 2021 Rev. Gregory Seltz and Kay Meyer at a Family Shield Ministries event God’s Word—Inspired by God! Miriam stood bravely in front of her college public speaking class. She was prepared to give her first three-minute speech. Her … More

There is Now No Condemnation

August 25, 2021 Stories of Those We Reach, Equip, and Serve The Family Shield Response Center staffed by volunteers, and employees follow-up with thousands of people each year. Many are unchurched or have questions about God and His Word. Some … More

Family Playing Games

Pray! God Listens!

August 5, 2021 The Haas family on Dauphin Island, Alabama. Used with permission. Family Prayer Walk Resources A Resource for Family Prayer Life and Prayer Walks: Document that teaches us about prayer and prayer walking. Family Prayer Walk Leadership Training: … More

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A Family Prayer Walk

July 23, 2021 The Herbst Family Prayer Walk Family Shield Ministries has promoted its family prayer walk to individuals, families, and congregations. Today we are featuring one family that recently took a family prayer walk to Creve Coeur Lake. Dana Herbst and her … More

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Be Persistent in Prayer

July 8, 2021 Be Persistent in Prayer Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 How would you rate your prayer life? What have … More

Family Playing Games

Opportunities Abound to Share the Gospel

June 17, 2021 Opportunities Abound to Share the Gospel My husband, Chad, came home last week and shared, “Kay, I had a wonderful opportunity to share the gospel today with a man who is an immigrant. He works at the … More

Family Playing Games

Traveling with Our Children

May 28, 2021 Traveling with Our Children Recently, in preparation for a program, we were planning on “Traveling with Our Children” I asked friends on my Facebook page, “What do you do with your children to keep them engaged as … More

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He Who Has the Son Has Life

May 12, 2021 Eternal Life is Ours Today! And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son … More

He is Risen!

Stories of those We Touch Through the Ministry

April 29, 2021 Stories from the Ministry We recently updated stories on our website of those we touch through our various ministries. Stories are listed under each area of ministry. The following are a few of the people we have … More

He is Risen!

After the Resurrection

April 8, 2021 A Family Shield Resurrection Quiz for You and Your Family Christians spend a lot of time before Easter learning about Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross for our sins. But, do we know as much about … More

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Healed Through Christ!

March 26, 2021 Dear Family Shield Friend, Family Shield Ministries invites you and your family to take a Family Prayer Walk together! The Family Prayer Walk (FPW) allows us to expand our prayer ministry as we strengthen and reach families … More

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Finish the Race!

March 11, 2021 My only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me, the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.  Acts 20:24 Memorial Gifts Memorial gifts can be … More

Family Prayer Walk

Family Prayer Walk

February 10, 2021 Family Shield’s Family Prayer Walk Family Shield Ministries invites you and your family to take a Prayer Walk, and promote the prayer walk at your congregation.  Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I … More

Pray for Our Nation

Parents – Go First Into the Home

January 19, 2021 Parents–Go First Into the Home These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the … More

Ask, Seek, Knock

Ask, Seek, Knock

January 8, 2021 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and you shall find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 God has given us the privilege of prayer.  Because of Jesus’ death on the … More

Merry Christmas from the Meyer family!

Transforming Lives Through the Gospel

December 21, 2020 Merry Christmas! Dear Family Shield Friend, My husband, Tjaden (Chad), and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Join us and others in praying for an end to the pandemic. Plans … More

Merry Christmas from the Meyer family!

Merry Christmas

December 7, 2020 For a child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of … More

Psalm 107

Prepare for the Inevitable

November 27, 2020 Prepare for the Inevitable As they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, “Lord Jesus receive my spirit!” (Acts 7:59) “Students, your friend and classmate, who struggled with heart problems for years, died today,” came the announcement over the … More

Psalm 107

Be Thankful

November 12, 2020 Be Thankful! Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thess. 5:16-18) For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the … More

What is a Cult?

October 21, 2020 Rev. Dr. Stephen Becker and his family are ex-Mormons. Today he is a pastor in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod What is a Cult? Over the years as I present educational programs on “Responding and Witnessing to Jehovah’s … More


Speak with Gentleness and Respect!

October 9, 2020 Speak with Gentleness and Respect! Why should we speak up and promote God’s word, the Gospel, and a life affirming message to family, friends and those within the community? Why should we always be respectful and God … More


Meet Yvette Seltz

September 24, 2020 Meet Yvette Seltz Kay Meyer with Yvette Seltz in the studio I want to encourage you to read the new weekly blog written by Dr. Marie Yvette Hernández-Seltz, PhD, MS, the Director of Candescent Counseling, Consulting & Coaching, LLC.  She … More

Father and Son Baking

The Five Love Languages of Children

The Five Love Languages of Children And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, Let the children come to … More