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Disability in the church: Givers or takers?

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Disabled, differently-abled, handicapped, special needs. Even though I have a child who fits these terms and I am well-versed in the etiq...

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How to win the mommy wars

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“Your kids go to public school?” The judgment dripped out of her mouth as she made a face that looked like she had taken a deep breath i...

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Three tips for celebrating Easter with your kids

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Easter is the most important holiday for parents to celebrate with their kids. While chocolate bunnies and colorful eggs may play a small...

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Are you parenting with eternity in mind?

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Someone once asked me what I wanted most for my children. My automatic response was, “Success!”  It seemed accurate. I want them to have...

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Five ways to put God first with your kids

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The kids had been out of school for several days and too much of their vacation was being spent in front of a screen — TV, YouTube, Netfl...

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What to do when kids want high-tech toys

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“All of my friends got an iPad from Santa. Why didn’t I get one?” My then 6-year-old pointedly asked me this question. His stance and th...

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How to fight back when greed grabs hold of your kids at Christmas

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I don’t know about you, but this time of year seems to create little gimmie monsters of our normal, mostly kind and thankful children. An...

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How to teach your kids to be thankful

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God has given us everything. David says in Psalm 9:1, “I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonder...

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God is the one dad who will never leave you

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If you’ve been around church for any length of time you have probably heard this: “God won’t leave you or abandon you ... God is a good f...

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​Am I a failure if my child doesn’t follow Jesus?

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It’s painful to watch someone you love say “no” to Jesus or walk away from the church. Seeing a child settle or self-destruct leaves us f...

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Three things children teach us about faith

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When’s the last time you learned something from a child? Kids have a unique perspective to offer, but not many people listen. Usually, t...

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How to know if your child is struggling at school

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Every parent has heard a story and said, “Oh, that is not my child.”  We love our children. They are a precious gift from God, but that ...

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