We were super excited when we realized the environment of RESPONSIBILITY would be the topic of our January issue. I mean, what better way to start out a new year than to be reminded of the responsibility God calls us to? Micah 6:8 in The Message actually states it quite clearly:

But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously— take God seriously.

We loved this and decided to make it the common thread that runs throughout this issue of HomeFront.

Our TRADITIONS article puts a twist on the normal New Year’s resolution and encourages your family to use the filter of Micah 6:8 to make a 2016 Bucket List. In CONVERSATION STARTERS you will be given story snapshots that will help your children choose between right and wrong scenarios. This will be a helpful way to bring Micah 6:8 into their everyday world.

This month’s TOUGH TOPICS  shares what mercy looks like when Sarah Carter replies to a cyber bully about her parenting choices. A fun side note is that Sarah’s daughter’s name actually is Mercy! The SPIRITUAL GRANDPARENTING article is beautifully written from the perspective of a granddaughter as she looks back on her grandparents’ life of living out the gospel.

Overall, we think each and every article will inspire you this month to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. Our team at HomeFront is passionate about equipping you as you spiritually parent your children. We recognize that it is not an easy task God has called us to but, with the help of His Spirit, we can accomplish great things. Please know we are in this with you!
Happy New Year!

Debbie Guinn