Family

Billy Graham Trivia: What Food Did Billy Graham Try to Make on a Camping Trip?

Q: What food did Billy Graham attempt to make on a camping trip with his son, Franklin? A: Eggs. Once, after a bitter cold night on Clingman’s Peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Billy Graham decided to make a hot country breakfast for him and his son. Franklin Graham writes about it in his autobiography, Rebel With a …

The Cove’s Mexican Street Tacos

“Taste and see that the Lord is good!” —Psalm 34:8, ESV These street tacos from the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove are a tasty alternative to the popular Tex-Mex ones. Pair them with rice, black or refried beans, or salad. The Cove’s Mexican Street Tacos 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 2 …

Remembering Ruth Bell Graham: 5 Endearing & Inspirational Stories

Shion Fenty (left) and her mother Jennifer Haynes-Young (right) were elated to attend the Ruth Bell Graham Celebration Dinner, hosted by the Billy Graham Library, on Friday. During the sold-out event, Ruth Graham (center) and her sister Gigi shared some of their favourite memories of their mother. Give me things to do that others shun, …

This Young Chess Champion Knows the King of Kings

Tani Adewumi, now 10 years old, came to the U.S. with his family in 2017. They were seeking religious asylum after being threatened by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Tani learned to play chess at his school in New York City, and what happened next was more than he could have ever imagined. Tani Adewumi was …

Benjamin Watson: The Bible Is God’s Playbook for the Family

During his 16 seasons in the National Football League, tight end Benjamin Watson competed against some of the most formidable opponents ever to step on the gridiron. But in mid-March, when he announced his retirement as a New England Patriot, the same team that drafted him in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft, …

Franklin Graham Recalls a Pivotal Walk with His Father

“One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” —Psalm 145:4 Growing up, Franklin Graham would often accompany his father, Billy Graham, on mountain hikes near their home in western North Carolina. Years later, during a walk along Switzerland’s picturesque Lake Geneva, the father and son had a conversation that changed …

Franklin Graham Reflects on His Late Father, Dr. Billy Graham

Originally published June 19, 2020 on Focus on the Family’s The Daily Citizen. Over the last 20 years, Rev. Franklin Graham traveled each weekend to visit his father, famed evangelist Billy Graham, and his mother Ruth Bell Graham in the mountains of western North Carolina. The trips were filled with memories, prayer and conversations between father and …

Tips for Memorising Scripture with Kids

You are never too young to memorise Scripture. David the psalmist said, “I have stored up Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11). Download the Gospel Alphabet to share with your kids (pdf)  Sometimes it’s easy to take food for granted. But without it the body doesn’t get the nourishment …

Staying Connected During Quarantine: Reminders and Encouragement

Since COVID-19 first made headlines last December, how we gather and communicate with others has drastically changed. But social distancing doesn’t have to mean distance from the people and things that bring joy. Despite the adjustments we’ve all had to make, there’s also one constant: God. And He could be using current events to get …

Cissie Graham Lynch Encourages Parents to ‘Slow Down’ During COVID-19

“The days have been wild and they continue to get wild by the second.” On Sunday, Cissie Graham Lynch took her thoughts about being a busy mom during the coronavirus to Instagram. “I have never had this much time with my family in the last three years,” Franklin Graham’s daughter said. “Since my little boy …

When Mother’s Day Is Difficult

Your mother’s wonderful example motivated you to have children of your own, which you did, and now everything is grand. Your children are a blessing and love you well. You have perfect family photos taken in a sunny field, complete with a letter board spelling out your family name. Or maybe not. Maybe your brush …