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Devotions for Prodigal Parents

Devotions for Prodigal Parents

June 20, 2024 Comfort – How the Lord Provides Comfort I often speak with my father about what was going through his mind (and my mom’s) when I walked in darkness. I look back and wonder what in the world I was thinking, why did I go on the path that I did? Sometimes I…

Just Words?

Just Words?

June 6, 2024 Just Words? We all have heard the rhyme, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” But is the saying really true? When someone gives us an encouraging word, we feel our spirits rise, but when someone says something that is hurtful, we often find that the…

Share Your Faith with Your Family

Parents Teach Your Children to Share Their Faith and Pray!

May 23, 2024 We encourage you to take a family prayer walk together this week! Parents – Teach Your Children to Share Their Faith and Pray! From Kay Meyer’s column in the St. Louis Metro Voice newspaper.  “Mom, today the new neighbor, Tyler, said he doesn’t attend Sunday school or church. I invited him to…

Share Your Faith with Your Family

Share Your Faith with Your Family

May 9, 2024 We encourage you to take a family prayer walk together this week! 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 by insignificant events….

This is My Body Summit

This is My Body Summit

April 23, 2024 You are invited to attend THIS IS MY BODY SUMMIT Saturday, May 4, 2024 8:30am – 12:00pm Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church 907 Jungermann Road St. Peters, MO 63376 Our speaker will be Reverend Michael Salemink, Executive Director of National Lutherans for Life. You may view Rev. Salemink’s promotional video here:…

Kay Meyer to Retire!

April 11, 2024 Kay Meyer to retire! Thanks for reading the Family Shield newsletter! I founded Family Shield as a non-profit organization in 1994. 2024 is our 30th anniversary. It has been my joy and privilege to serve each of you! I want you to know that I am retiring from Family Shield Ministries. Please…

God loves our prodigals

Praying for Prodigals

March 27, 2024 Praying for Prodigals Discover Renewed Hope for the Prodigals in Your Life From time to time we like to make our Family Shield listeners and supporters aware of resources offered by other ministries that we believe will be especially helpful to you. We found a 7-day devotional that will help guide your…

Held by Grace

Held by Grace: When a Child Walks Away from the Faith

March 7, 2024 Held by Grace: When a Child Walks Away from the Faith By Alice Trebus Note: This article will discuss why children turn away from God; reveal the author’s own story of what happened in her daughter’s case; and offer some suggestions as to what parents can do when they find themselves in…

Can't Leave Those Hugs Behind

Can’t Leave Those Hugs Behind!

February 19, 2024 Can’t Leave Those Hugs Behind! I want to share some stories of my friend, Ellen Hetz, and her family. Ellen is now with the Lord. One of my earliest memories is of Ellen’s oldest son, Ross and my oldest son, Kevin, as they played with their little cars in our front yard….

I Have a Prodigal, Now What

I Have a Prodigal, Now What?

January 12, 2024 I Have a Prodigal, Now What? Paula Isakson was the presenter for the January 2024 Missouri District Webinar. Here it is: The video above, “I Have a Prodigal, Now What?” is presented by Paula Isakson. Sadly today, there are many who were raised in the faith, but have fallen away. Too often…

Pray!

January 12, 2024 Ask, Seek, Knock Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it will be opening to you. (Matthew 7:7) God has given to use the privilege of prayer. Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, our sins are forgiven and our relationship with the Father is…

Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2023 And she gave birth to her first-born son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn (Luke 2:7) Dear Family Shield friend, Thank you for your prayers and support of Family Shield Ministries. We are thankful for you!…

Share Your Faith During the Holidays

December 11, 2023 Share Your Faith During the Holidays “We couldn’t wait to tell the shoppers about the greatest gift of all…Jesus, the Savior or the world!” Several years ago, members of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Eureka, Missouri, used the Saturday before Christmas to witness within their community in a unique way. The local…

Holiday Activities for the Family

Holiday Activities for the Family

November 21, 2023 Strengthen Your Family – Eat Meals Together How can you strengthen your family? That’s a question that many people ask us. One way to strengthen your family is to eat meals together regularly. Did you know that many families don’t eat together on any regular basis? Turn off the television, radio, social…

Celebrating Life in the Midst of Opposition

November 10, 2023 Celebrating Life in the Midst of Opposition Luke 2:21-40 How did you celebrate the birth of your child or grandchild? Fathers sometimes hand out cigars when a baby is born. New parents send out birth announcements to family and friends. And they open their home to welcome family members and close friends…

Unshakable: Standing on the Rock when Life Quakes

September 25, 2023 Unshakable: Standing on the Rock When Life Quakes Yesterday I interviewed Donna Snow, the author of a new Bible study entitled, “Unshakable: Standing on the Rock When Life Quakes Hard.” It is such a great Bible study that I want to let you know about it. Donna and I talked about three…

Thank you for your partnership in the gospel!

Thank You for Your Partnership in the Gospel!

October 5, 2023 Thank you for your partnership in the gospel! Dear Family Shield Friend, Thank you for your prayers and support of Family Shield Ministries! Your support enables us to accomplish our mission & vision. We are blessed that you are a ministry partner! Together we share the Good News about Jesus with hundreds…

God loves our prodigals

God Loves Our Prodigals More!

September 27, 2023 God Loves Our Prodigals More! By Kevin and Laura Arndt The word prodigal is a description of the son’s extravagant and lavish lifestyle described in the parable found in Luke 15. In the church, we have come to use the term to describe someone we consider as having fallen away from the…

Can God Ever Forgive Me?

September 7, 2023 Can God Ever Forgive Me? There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).  “God will never be able to forgive me for what I did. What should I do?” A distraught man shared this with his Christian friend. He went on, “I grew up in…

Light at the End of the Tunnel

There is Light at the End of the Tunnel!

August 17, 2023 There is Light at the End of the Tunnel! written by Kay L. Meyer There is light at the end of the tunnel. I thought about this statement recently as I realized our nine-month project to restore the lower level of our home might soon come to a close. What’s the story?…

Manage Stress and Survive Crisis

Manage Stress and Survive Crisis

July 26, 2023 The Sixth Trait that Builds Strong, Healthy Families Manage Stress and Survive Crisiswritten by Kay L. Meyer Ruth called the Family Shield office to ask for prayer and shared, “My 41-year-old son was in a serious boating accident. Two friends died. His spleen was damaged and he is hospitalized. Would you pray…

Let's Take a Prayer Walk

Let’s Take a Prayer Walk

July 12, 2023 Let’s Take a Prayer Walk! Gethsemane Lutheran Church Takes a Churchwide Prayer Walk Gethsemane Lutheran Church members in Lemay, Missouri took a church wide prayer walk last month to pray for their Clarity Phase of the new vision for the church. I joined them on this walk. We began in the sanctuary…

Paula Isakson

Have No Fear But Scissor Kicks

June 28, 2023 Greetings from Family Shield Ministries Greetings from Paula Isakson,  Hope all is going well with you and that you are having a great start to the summer! I wanted to reach out to you to let you know of a recent development with Faith Family Reunion.  As you may recall, I had concluded…

The Power of the Gospel

The Power of the Gospel

June 14, 2023 Greetings from Family Shield Ministries Today’s devotion is written by Debbie Wittke. The devotion was originally written for Faith Family Reunion. FFR is now part of Family Shield Ministries. *** We pray that you are encouraged by this devotion today. The Power of the Gospel One of the passages of Scripture that…

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Teach Your Childen about the Faith & to Pray!

May 31, 2023 Parents – Teach Your Children to Share Their Faith and Pray! “Mom, today the new neighbor, Tyler, said he doesn’t attend Sunday school or church. I invited him to come with us this week. Can we pick him up on Sunday?” *** “My daughter, Lisa, and the next door neighbor’s little girl…

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Faith Family Reunion Merges with Family Shield

May 12, 2023 Dear Friend: Greetings in our Savior’s name! Family Shield Ministries (FSM) Board of Directors unanimously approved taking over the ministry that was previously accomplished through Faith Family Reunion (FFR) at its March 2023 FSM Board meeting. Faith Family Reunion (FFR) was founded by Paula Isakson. It has ministered to parents and grandparents…

Family Shield Resources cover

Family Shield Resources

April 25, 2023 Rev. Mark Femmel of Zion Lutheran Church and Kay Meyer in the Family Shield studio Family Shield Resources Weekly radio program and podcast Map of radio stations, day and time the program airs in the United States and Canada Twice a month FSM newsletter with devotions, articles, stories of those we serve,…

Easter video message from Kay Meyer and Rev. Mark Frith from Family Shield Ministries

Let’s Proclaim the Resurrection!

April 8, 2023 Watch an Easter video message from Kay Meyer and Rev. Mark Frith from Family Shield Ministries Let’s 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…

Jesus' Heart for the Lost

Jesus Heart for the Lost

March 29, 2023 Jesus’ Heart for the Lost The Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the words the Lord had spoken to him, how He had told him, “Before the cock crows today, you will deny Me three times. And he went out and wept bitterly (Luke 22:61-62). There are few moments…

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Sharing Christ with Jehovah’s Witnesses

March 13, 2023 Mrs. Kay, I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong! Rebecca was a five-year-old that I had in my preschool class many years ago. Our class was full. But one of our moms came to me and told me about a woman she met at the YMCA that had a 5-year-old child who had never…

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The Five Love Languages of Children

February 28, 2023 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 me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of…

Meet Our Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors

February 13, 2023 Dear Family Shield Friend, I want to introduce you to the Family Shield Ministries Board of Directors. The following information is from our website: Kay L. Meyer, President and Host Kay Meyer is the founder and president of Family Shield Ministries and host of the Family Shield radio program and podcast. She…

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 share it with a friend for us? Family Shield Ministries was founded in 1994 and…

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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, but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into…

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, the birth of our Savior and Lord. In the Bible verse above we are told…

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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 you long to see us, just as we also long to see you (1 Thessalonians…

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 them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and…

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 by insignificant events. Then, too, we don’t talk with one another about our faith or…

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 and your family. We launched our first Family Prayer Walk (FPW) Initiative in 2021. We…

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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 radio program has aired for over 28 years and that we have designed and produced…

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 this Sunday?” “Wally, would you like to come to Sunday school with me this Sunday?”…

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 great time and a wonderful lunch. Driving back we took the same route. After getting…

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. It was a blessing to hold individual weekly Bible studies with each woman who had…

Family Playing Games

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 traits that build strong, healthy families. Our daughter and her family love to play games…

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 salvation. He holds and sustains us when we are tempted to sin. He shields us from…

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. Sometimes Christians wlll say, “Jesus is God.” But Christians seldom talk about the fact that Jesus has a dual nature….

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 by phone and discuss God’s Kingdom. I shared that I would love to do this…

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 Friday. They carried the spices (Mark 16:1) which they were to use in preparation for…

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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 services include: the radio program and podcast, the follow up services, the Counter Cult Ministry,…

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 man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold…

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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 take care of his dog, and we did! What a wonderful pet and loving companion….

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 is. It is a very misunderstood word. Did you know that the New Testament has much…

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 was not leather.  Although I have many Bibles, this one has been my favorite over…

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 ends at 11 a.m. Kay Meyer, founder of Family Shield Ministries, and host of the…

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 they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good…

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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 you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you…

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 that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you. 1…

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 Christian home and attended a Christian school. I knew Jesus as my Savior, then fell…

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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 become frustrated with Jim. His heart was in the right place, but he was a…

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 the Lord. Sometimes we don’t know how we will pay our bills. But God supplies…

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! Would you have the courage to do what Miriam did? She was afraid. But she had prayed and asked the Lord to give her the words to speak. Hadn’t He promised to provide the words in…

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 people call, some write, but more and more opportunities to share God’s love open up…

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: Radio program that helps train parents and family leaders as they plan a prayer walk….

Family Playing Games

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 blended family walked one and one-half miles together. Her family includes her husband, Nick, and…

Family Playing Games

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 you been praying about recently? Perhaps you are unemployed, unhappy or ill. Are you worried…

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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 local grocery store. I’ve been getting acquainted with him for several months. His wife has…

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 you travel?” I had over 90 responses on the two pages with such great ideas….

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He Who Has the Son Has Life

May 12, 2021 Eternal Life is Ours Today! After recovering from heart bypass surgery, Harold said to his wife, "Mary, isn’t it wonderful to be alive? Life is one of God’s great miracles." Sometimes we have to come face-to-face with death to appreciate and give thanks for life. Life can be wonderful. But it can…

He is Risen!

Stories of those We Touch Through the Ministry

April 29, 2021 Stories from the Ministry Betty Calls and Asks for Help God continues to open doors for us to share His love and to strengthen individuals and families through the weekly radio program. The radio program had just ended when the engineer said, “Kay, you have a call.” “Hello, Mrs. Meyer, are we…

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 what happened after the resurrection? I prepared the Resurrection Quiz for You and Your Family. …

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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 for Christ. Download the digital flyer on our website to learn more. We are producing…

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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 given to Family Shield Ministries in memory of a family member or friend; in honor…

Q & A from Readers about Prayer and Prayer Walking

February 25, 2021 Family Shield’s Family Prayer Walk We received this question from several people. Thanks for asking it. It is a great question! Many people don’t like to pray out loud. They feel uncomfortable. This is not surprising since so many people are afraid of public speaking. Praying out loud is kind of like…

Family Prayer Walk

Family Prayer Walk

February 10, 2021 Family Shield’s Family Prayer Walk Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in their midst (Matthew 18:20).  Why Pray?  The Lord wants us to talk to Him in prayer. When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, He taught them “The Lord’s Prayer.” God’s Word encourages us to…

Pray for Our Nation

Parents – Go First Into the Home

January 19, 2021 Parents-Go First Into the Home How do we begin the process of spiritual nurture in the home for our children? How can we help them learn to love the Lord and grow in faith? What are some fun family activities and devotions that we can do with them to help them know…

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 cross, our sins are forgiven and our relationship with the Father is restored. We can…

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 for 2021 include advertising and producing resources for a Family Prayer Walk and expanding the…

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 Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name…

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 school’s public address system. The students, shocked and stunned into silence, could not comprehend how…

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 Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for…

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 Witnesses” and “Responding and Witnessing to Mormons” I have had to explain to those who…

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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 pleasing as we speak? God’s Word in Proverbs 31 tells us to, “open our mouth,…

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Meet Yvette Seltz

September 24, 2020 Meet Yvette Seltz 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 holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and an MS in Industrial / Organizational Psychology and has spent the past 15 years studying self-esteem,…

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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 me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. And he…