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Trusting God’s Discipline

Most of the parents in the neighborhood where I grew up were disciplinarians. Children were expected to be in their own yard by the time the streetlights came on in the evening. Chores varied by household, but all of us kids had them. Some pulled weeds and helped mow their ...

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Are You Making the Grade?

Report cards…little pieces of paper that brought trepidation or excitement based on what type of student was receiving one! When we were in elementary school in the 1970’s, grades for the younger students were given as VG (very good), S (satisfactory), or N (needs improvement). Along with reading, mathematics, and ...

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Our Gift to the Unbeliever

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was born into an impoverished English family in 1812. One of eight children in the Dickens Family, his father was a naval clerk who fancied becoming a rich man. It was a dream ...

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Feeding a Child’s Personality and Not Their Behavior

We laugh. We comment, “Oh, he’s so cute when he does that!” Yet, when does the “cuteness” morph into a behavior and not a child’s personality? What is the difference between the two, if any? Personality is separate from a child’s behavior.   It is what makes each child unique. Their ...

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Choosing Your Candidate

The presidential election season has descended on us already. One by one, we hear of yet another hopeful, announcing a bid for the presidency. Special interest groups and lobbyists will soon flood the air waves and mailboxes enlightening us on who we should vote for and why. Before long there ...

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