Nearsighted or Farsighted?

by September 28, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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Are you nearsighted or farsighted? I’m not talking eyesight here. I’m really talking more about the vision we have for our families. In particular, our kids. Having a vision and focus for an organization is important. You can’t be successful if you don’t know where your are heading, right? You need a plan. You need […] Read more »

Making Memories

by September 20, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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Our family just returned from a week at the beach. It was a great week. The weather was wonderful and there was hardly anyone else around. Our kids are still little (almost 4 and almost 2), so we can still do a beach trip in mid-September. (highly recommended if you can pull it off). If […] Read more »

Parents are…

by August 31, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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Parents are… loving forgiving examples worship-leaders sacrifice-makers imperfect teachers providers leaders discipliners (not officially a word, but disciplinarian sounds like librarian) memory-creators explainers (If I had a dollar for every time my 3 year old ask “Why?” or said “Tell me all about it”) laundry machines expert lunch makers storytellers chauffeurs advisers boo-boo fixers […] Read more »

Our Parent Privilege

by August 23, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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We don’t do this too often, but when we run across a resource for parents that we think is good, we will highlight here on Life Along the Road. This book is a great resource for parents. It is a great Biblical look into the role of the parent with some great practical application. As […] Read more »

Praying for School

by August 16, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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How do you pray for school? What I mean is…How do you pray for your kids and with your kids about school? Sure, it depends on the ages of your kids, whether they love school, if it comes easy to them, etc. But, what do you pray about? For about 12-13 years, our kids’ lives […] Read more »

charity: water

by August 4, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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This is an incredible organization that is doing some amazing things. Here is their mission: “charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in […] Read more »

Epic Battle

by August 3, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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I read this quote the other day as I was reading an article on biblical parenting… “The overwhelming majority of Christian parents are not actively engaged in any sort of battle for their children’s souls…if you as a parent are personally engaged in a process to transform the contours of your child’s soul, you are […] Read more »

Gain & Loss

by July 28, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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In Matthew 16:26 Jesus says, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?” As parents, what if we read that verse like this…”For what will it profit our kids if they gain the whole world (athletic/musical ability, education, employment, money, success, popularity) if they lose their […] Read more »

Stopping Time

by July 13, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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I recently returned from a fabulous family vacation and began looking at our pictures from the trip.  There was one picture that just jumped out at me. I am standing with my two kids on either side of me and realized they are both taller than I am now. While I knew this already because […] Read more »

Failure is Necessary

by July 11, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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From time to time, we will link a resource or article that we feel is beneficial to families. This is a great one from a solid online resource. Jeff Wilbanks, our preteen minister, actually found this article on The Gospel Coalition website. I wanted to pass it along. It’s some great food for thought on […] Read more »