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Easter Ideas

by April 2, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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It’s Holy Week and Easter Sunday, Resurrection Sunday, is fast approaching. Around here, this week is also Spring Break for many families and that adds a lot of other events, trips and distractions to the week of Easter. While it takes a little extra time and effort, it is important for our families to prepare […] Read more »

Parenting from your Theology

by March 23, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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The most important thing about you is your concept of God. Why is that? Because your concept of God affects everything in your life. What you believe about God determines how you view everything… marriage, suffering, love, forgiveness, work, friendships, and… parenting. I recently read Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel. (Our church has even […] Read more »

Easy vs. Hard

by March 19, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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Let’s face it, the easy way is just, well… easier. I guess that’s why it’s called “the easy way”. It requires less, costs less, takes less. Less energy. Less thinking. Less everything. That’s why it’s easier. The hard way takes more. More effort. More energy. More thinking. It’s harder. But those that take the hard […] Read more »

Celebrating Christmas

by November 25, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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I know, I know… it’s Thanksgiving week. So why am I jumping to Christmas? Don’t we want to talk about being thankful? What about the turkey… the backyard football games… the naps… the thanks? I really do hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving, but in order to get our families ready […] Read more »

The First Voice

by October 9, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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If you don’t care who speaks into your child’s life about the big issues, the hard questions… then you can ignore this. Go on to the next link in your newsfeed. But if you do… You (Dad and Mom… Parents… Spiritual leaders for your kids) need to be the first voice for your child […] Read more »

What’s the 411?

by October 2, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Information is everywhere and it comes at us in more ways than ever before. I’m reading an interesting book right now… 12 Huge Mistakes Parents can Avoid by Tim Elmore. One of the early thoughts in the book that jumped out at me was this… “They (our kids) don’t need adults to get information… They […] Read more »

The Countdown is On

by August 7, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Time flies. Ever heard that one before? Better yet, have you ever said that to someone? The truth is, when it comes to our kids, time really does fly by. Before you know it they are starting school, or driving, or even… gulp…graduating. In fact, not long ago, there were lots of pictures online of […] Read more »

Going Pro?

by February 24, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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We all have high hopes for our kids. We want them to do well and succeed at the things they try. Here in the south, in Alabama, our expectations and dreams for sports can sometimes get out of whack. Maybe we are living vicariously through them? Some of us even have a glimmer of hope […] Read more »

Family Devos

by January 21, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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As parents, most of us know that we are designed by God to be the Spiritual Leaders for our families. The hard part is finding the time, energy and resources to be intentional in doing it. Between school, church, sports, and other activities these days, it is hard to imagine adding something else to our […] Read more »

Which Bible?

by December 3, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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From time to time, we have parents ask us about which Bible to get for their kids or students. Our pastor preaches from the ESV and we give our 1st graders their own ESV kids Bible each year. There are some great resources out there and some new additions to the market that are available […] Read more »