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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Fun over Time Matters

by September 24, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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Fun Over Time Matters, so you will have a joy that lasts a lifetime. God actually created fun! We find words like rejoice, enjoy, cheer, dance, joy, celebrate and gladness throughout scripture. We can actually glorify God by having fun, in particular by having fun together, as a family. So I ask, when was the […] Read more »

Tribes over Time Matter

by September 19, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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Tribes over Time Matter, so you will always have a place to belong. We are all trying to fit in somewhere because we are designed by God to belong. This desire to be part of a group reminds us that we belong to God and we belong together. Tribes are where we are known, welcomed, […] Read more »

Stories over Time Matter

by September 10, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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Stories over Time Matter, so you can move to understand a world beyond yourself. The Bible, historic literature and families all are filled with narratives that can move us to use our imagination and mind to understand more about our history and our lives. It is important to see that each of us are wired […] Read more »

Words over Time Matter

by September 4, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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Words over Time Matter, so you can have a clearer direction. Words impact our concept of God, ourselves and others. 1. Have you ever had someone say something kind to you and it made your day? Or the opposite, someone said something unkind and it hurt your feelings? Take time as a family to discuss […] Read more »

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