3 Keys to Help Kids Overcome Obstacles in School

Written by: | September 26, 2016

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When our precious children encounter obstacles in school, it is heartbreaking to witness. As a parent, we want to help and make it all better for them. While it’s difficult to watch, the silver lining is that our kids will learn that life isn’t always full of rainbows and...
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How to Teach Kids to Pray with JOY for Provision

Written by: | September 23, 2016

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Teaching our children to pray is probably one of the most important “skills” we can give them. They need to know that no matter what life may throw at them, they can take it to Jesus. He will guide, comfort and give wisdom, but we also need to teach...
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Teaching Kids about God’s Promises and Protection

Written by: | September 19, 2016

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Giving kids a safe environment is imperative and a key component to providing security is in offering them the beautiful and lasting promises of God. The bonus? When we teach our kids about God’s promises, we are also teaching them about God’s protection. These promises and the reminder of...
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Kid-Friendly Fall Recipes

Written by: | September 16, 2016

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I have the pickiest eater on the planet. She is the kind of kid whose pickiness is legendary. She likes to eat chicken nuggets and pizza and, once in a while, she’ll pop a cherry tomato in her mouth. She can spot a microscopic sliver of onion or mushroom...
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What Being a Parent Teaches Us About Our Relationship with God

Written by: | September 14, 2016

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As moms we so often have to stand over a crying child wondering if we are doing our job well enough.  Our precious 4 year old, for whom we would throw ourselves in front of a train, is pitching a fit because the cookie you gave her is broken.  She...
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3 Important Truths to Remind Kids When They Lose

Written by: | September 9, 2016

Help Kids Lose Well
“You may not win, but you must try. Sometimes, you’ll lose, but there’s no need to cry. Win or lose, one thing that’s true… No matter what, I love you!” ~ Lysa TerKeurst from “Win or Lose I Love You!” I dare say our deepest heartache once we become...
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How To Help Your Teenager Pray For Their Future Spouse

Written by: | September 7, 2016

Pray for Your Future Spouse
There was a very special gift I was able to give my husband on our wedding night.  When I was a young, teenage girl (with hopes and dreams of falling in love, getting married, and having a family one day) I reached out to my youth leader’s wife for...
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Teaching Kids to Pray for their Friends

Written by: | September 2, 2016

How to Pray for Your Friends
In the last week I’ve run into two of my adult daughter’s friends. As I gave each one a hug I remembered the numerous challenges they’ve had over the years. I also remembered the minor conflicts my daughter had with them, but mostly I remembered the prayers. My daughter...
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How to Pray for Homeschool Moms

Written by: | August 29, 2016

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As a homeschooling mom for the past 26 years, I know the struggles and the victories that come with teaching your kids at home.  We hope that we are making the right choices for curriculum, we deal with intense pressure to perform….making sure our kids are spelling bee winners and...
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A Back to School Prayer for Parents and Students

Written by: | August 26, 2016

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It’s the time of year when backpacks overflow with supplies and classrooms begin to fill with students! As parents, we prepare and purchase. Some of us labor over preparation; others have barely enough time to prepare at all. We make choices and selections for school settings, classes, teachers, and...
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A Prayer for Teachers

Written by: | August 24, 2016

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Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops. – Henry Brooks Adams Teaching is a beautiful, challenging, exhausting, rewarding and incredibly valuable job. Teachers sow innumerable seeds and often never see the fruits of their labor. They give their time and talent consistently and abundantly. No...
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5 Old School Values to Teach Your Kids

Written by: | August 17, 2016

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My dad died recently. He was 89. If you’re assuming he was quite a bit older than I was, you’d be correct – 49 years my senior to be exact. While some may argue that I was at a disadvantage by having a father old enough to be my...
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