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Superbowl Sunday School

If any of you watched the Superbowl last weekend with your family, perhaps there’s a chance you saw the halftime show. Sometimes it’s tempting for us to just turn the station, or some families may choose to watch and enjoy the entertainment. However, this is usually a GREAT opportunity to help our kids apply Biblical …

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The Good News

“Jesus tells us that the work of proclaiming God’s kingdom is dangerous.  It takes courage.  It demands earnest prayer.”  Jack Klumpenhower, Show Them Jesus, pg. 2. Are you ready to impart the Gospel to your children? It is challenging to think about how we are teaching our children the Gospel in everyday life.  As a …

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Standing Strong in Storms

We all have experienced the common pains of parenting.  And the pains are common because we live in a society of common pressures.  The broader culture in which we all live wields enormous power over our hopes, fears, and behavior as parents.  Sometimes we don’t even realize it, and this may be the greatest danger …

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The Line of Innocence

  One of the things that I find most difficult to navigate as a Christian parent, is the idea of innocence. What is and isn’t helpful or harmful for children to know at specific ages? If you’re like me, you may have struggled with these same questions. While I would LOVE to be able to …

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A Tickler From God

“They can see the problem, but they don’t have the parts to fix it,”  I told my husband over the phone.  “They’ll order the part,” I continued, “but it could be 10-14 days before we hear back from them.” “Ok,” my husband replied, disappointed that it would take so long to fix his favorite living …

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Light It Up This Christmas

There’s always one.  In every town, this time of year, there is always one house that goes all out with Christmas lights.  You know what I mean. They have lights on everything, inside blowup decorations, along their driveway, doors and windows, on the rooftop, up every tree and around every bush. Blinking, running, chasing lights …

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