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A Father Who is Never Far Away from You

Most of us  learn things from our father as little children that we draw upon later in life, often coming to the realization that we learned patience, or fairness, or empathy from the man we looked up to the most. When I had a challenging day caring for my three ...

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How To Share Christ With Your Baby

I texted a friend last week with a heavy question: How do you begin sharing Christ with your baby? There are half a dozen children’s Bibles wedged between the books on my daughter’s shelf. Every night we pray with her and again for her before we go to bed. I ...

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Parents: How to Get it Right

What’s your favorite thing to worry about? Don’t worry (pun intended), this isn’t going to be another lengthy article about the problems of worry, stress and anxiety. No, I simply ask because I’ve discovered that (for today) my pet worry is parenting. And I simply hope I’m not alone. I ...

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Sticks and Stones: Satan’s Name-Calling Game

For over 170 years, children everywhere have chanted some version of “Sticks and Stones, “   first published in England,  in response to the hurtful words of another.   Sadly, this little rhyme  is proven untrue before too many years of one’s childhood pass. Hurtful words are part of Satan’s game,  and ...

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Brave Enough To Stay

The two things most familiar to me were the North Atlantic, and the feeling I’d forgotten something. I stared at Maine’s rocky coast as my boat bobbled over swells toward Cumberland Docks. “Dietrich!” Chappy, my crew captain called. “I’ll get the shrimp out to market and have the boat turned ...

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