News

I Can’t Wait! 52 Stories of Kids Who Changed Their World That You Can Read Together

Did you know that a 13-year-old boy saved 17 lives during Hurricane Harvey? Or that a five-year-old child led a group of toddlers to safety after Hurricane Katrina? Do you realize that a third grade girl sewed over a thousand blankets for people who needed them? Young people are doing amazing things all the time. Instead of thinking they need ...

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 Wal-Mart gave them permission to ...
Putting God Back in the Holidays

Putting God Back in the Holidays

What is the historical background of Thanksgiving? How do we prepare for Thanksgiving with our families, and why is it sometimes hard to keep Christ at the center of our holidays? How do you welcome the Lord to your Christmas holiday season? Join us today as I interview Bill Thrasher, the author of Putting God Back in the Holidays: Celebrate ...
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 media, and other electronic devices ...

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 to see the new baby. ...
Challenges Prodigal Parents Face

Challenges Prodigal Parents Face

Why do prodigal parents deal with heartache and pain when their children no longer attend church or practice their faith? How do we show unconditional love to our prodigal children? Why is prayer so important; and how can small groups and congregations encourage and assist prodigal parents? Join me today as I interview Paula Isakson. She was a prodigal child ...

Getting Acquainted with Our Neighbors

How can Christians get acquainted with their neighbors? How do we befriend neighbors that have a different worldview than we do? And as God opens doors, how can we share our faith in Christ with them? My guest today is Reverend Michael Eckelkamp, Director of Ministry for Christ Lutheran Church in Lincoln Nebraska.
Unshakable

Unshakable: Standing on the Rock When Life Quakes

Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.” At some point, our lives will be shaken by suffering, heartache, or loss. When this occurs we can ask these questions: will we rely on the faith that God gives us when life's sufferings shake us to the core? Through God’s strength, and ...

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 Biblical characters. They included James, ...
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 of thousands of people each ...