Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Be an Encourager

Everyone needs encouragement as we at Be a Barnabas are quick to point out. I wanted to share with you a powerful teaching I heard today from Pastor Jack Graham from Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.

Pastor Graham reflects on encouragement and being a People Person thus using Barnabas as his example.

Follow this link and click "On Demand." Then click the Powerpoint Radio tab. The sermon is entitled "Becoming a People Person" and aired on 9/25/07.


May God walk before you and bless your socks off every step of the way.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Purchase Mary DeMuth's new book today!

Mary's heart is in touch with the love of God. Her new release, Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture, is not only for the traditional Christian family. I want to encourage single mothers to pick up a copy. Come back soon for the book review!

A little about the book straight from the source:

BAB: Mary, how would your new release relate to single mothers? Is it a book they can apply to their unique situation(s)?

MED: The book stresses the importance of going to Jesus first as the best way to parent. So it’s absolutely applicable to the single parent. I don’t come forward with several steps to becoming the perfect parent. Instead, I share how important it is to be filled to overflowing with Jesus and His presence in order to fill our kids. I discuss the importance of the dinner table and conversation and there’s a chapter about coaching your older kids. All these things are transferable to the single parent.

In a way, and this will sound counterintuitive, single parents have an advantage. They know they need Jesus. They know they need His guidance. And because they know this, they are more apt to run to Him, begging Him for strength. The key to great parenting isn’t our own parenting skills and prowess, it’s our ability to admit our weakness SO THAT Jesus can be strong. When Jesus shows up in our parenting, lives are changed, including our own.

The book we've been discussing, Authentic Parenting in a Post-Modern Culture, by Mary DeMuth is available now. You can purchase your autographed copy directly from Mary at the link above. I encourage you pick it up today!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Mary E. DeMuth's new book, Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture, is now available for purchase! Meet Mary and read her crazy blog here.
Stay tuned for the book review and interview with Mary!

Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture
by Mary E. DeMuth
Harvest House, July 1, 2007

To purchase, click here.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Welcome to Be a Barnabas.org

Hello and welcome to BeABarnabas.org, a place for single mothers and their children to experience encouragement and community.

Please check back for articles and updates. And, please feel free to comment on your dreams and ideas of what YOU want this site to become.

God bless you,

Be a Barnabas