Raising Kids Who Will Impact the World

“You are the light of the world. a city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 1,108 more words

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When You Need Grace, but Choose Works

It was one of “those” mornings. Despite all my efforts to ease into my daily routine, I was greeted right out of the gate by a needy to-do list. 797 more words


5 Ways You Can Pray For Your Young Adult Children

When our young adult children leave home— heading off to start college, join the workforce, or marry— we, as parents, feel a renewed sense of urgency to pray for them. 985 more words

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Waiting for the Storms

*Day after update: Two people lost their lives in our area, and many homes, vehicles destroyed.  Scary stuff…be safe if you are in the path of these storms* 317 more words

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Parenting Teens: When Shocking Things Happen at Your Child's School

Like it or not, every week shocking things happen at your child’s school. Whether it’s a student who’s been caught using drugs or texting explicit photos, driving while drunk, or experiencing an unplanned pregnancy; everything under the sun goes on at school these days– even at private, Christian schools.   784 more words

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Too Much Salt?

You are sitting at the table with all of your friends needing to salt your fries.  Everyone watches with a peculiar interest as you pick up the shaker…your fries now have the entire salt shaker contents on them. 255 more words

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Marriage Basics: Choosing to Love Your Spouse

Marriage is challenging.

Take two people whose genders make them different by nature, stir in unique personalities, the needs of children in the family, the pressures of extended family, and the stress of difficult circumstances, and you have a pot lid that’s ready to blow! 453 more words

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