Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Sometimes children are quick to use the phrase “I’m sorry.” At times these words are spoken in an attempt to avoid personal consequences, while at other times they are spoken in haste by one who is remorseful over getting caught in a wrongful act. Then, there are times when this

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Thinking Outside the Box

Are you using God’s Word in your child’s life as the dividing line between godly and ungodly influences? In what ways are you using God’s truth to recognize and choose activities that are Christ honoring?

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Remember When

Sometimes along life’s path I meet a person who looks a lot like me when I was younger. I’m not referring to a physical resemblance but, rather, the similarity in their personal behaviors or choices that fail to reflect those of Jesus. These types of encounters are good reminders of

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Fact or Opinion

An election season often reveals the various opinions represented within our society. Within any given workplace, school campus, and even the local church you can also find differences of opinion among those in attendance. Some opinions are factual or true regardless of a person’s perspective. For example, a glass that

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Praise Anyway

In Psalm 9:1-2 the psalmist writes: I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. Although we were created to praise God, it seems

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Q&A: Guiding Kids Through the Teen Years

Question: My child is a teenager who thinks he’s an adult. I’ve always tried to raise my child to follow Christ, but he wants to be independent of me and my instruction is not always well-received. He knows the Bible and does not live in blatant rebellion, but also does

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Near and Dear

It’s easy to imagine how the invisible God of the universe could seem far, far away to a small child. Because our loving God desires to have an intimate relationship with your child, it is beneficial to begin teaching children, at a young age, how very near and personal God

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The Greatest Running Back

With football season approaching, the commentators are already speculating on this season’s favored running backs. As I listened to their analysis, I realized that Christ followers could learn much from a great running back. In order for a player to succeed in this position he must, of course, learn the

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Choose Faith; Choose Victory

Have you ever experienced a circumstance that created fear or worry within you? Has there been a time when you encountered a conversation that instilled in you doubt or confusion? Did a particular situation cause you to become disappointed or defeated? Did you answer “yes” to any of these questions?

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What is Family Ministry?

Today’s post serves as another stop on the FAMMIN blog tour with the purpose of answering the question What is Family Ministry? If you would like to read other answers to this question you can follow the tour here. There is a growing emphasis on family ministry in many churches

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