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Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving or Thanks-Living

I admit I am a “Black Friday Shopper.” My sister and I get up long before the sun.  We trudge through the masses in search of treasure. We laugh at the idiots who fight over Furbie  (actually saw someone go down once over that one!), and we love it.  I ...

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Can you be “A Good Samaritan” Anymore?

 My sister calls me the “Photo Nazi”.   Embarrassingly, a title I have rightly earned. More than a few times my fit has been the source of our family’s entertainment as I try to capture my girls’ childhood from behind my camera’s lens. I love to set up, take pictures just to get the perfect shot. ...

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How to Prepare Your Children for Life

“Point your kids in the right direction—when they’re old they won’t be lost.” Proverbs 22:6 No one was ready for what  occurred on January 12, 1888, across the northwest plains of America. In the days leading up to that fateful January day, the weather had been mild and unusually warm ...

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The High Calling of Children’s Ministry

children's ministry, high calling of children's ministry, how firm a foundation, suffer the little children, let the children come unto me, for such is the kingdom

The longer I live, the more convinced I am that children’s ministry is where it’s at. And yet, the more I see of the church, the more I feel like we are missing that truth. Like Jesus’s disciples, we’re kind of subtly pushing the children off to the sidelines. Worship, ...

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