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Thanksgiving Activity Guide

No matter what’s going on in your life and the world around you, Thanksgiving is a time to pause and point our hearts in the direction of thankFULLness. We’ve put together a great resource for families full of inspiring stories, conversation starters, and activities to calibrate our hearts to a biblical attitude of gratitude. Thanksgiving…

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Soccer and Scripture (Part 6) #CloseControl

I have coached my son on multiple soccer teams since he was 3 years old. As someone who loves the sport, the next greatest thing to playing yourself is teaching others how to play the beautiful game. Seeing faces light up as they discover and master a new skill is a thrill for any coach.…

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Honor Your Child’s Positive Character Traits

Parents, what are you doing to honor the positive character traits you see in your child/ren? Whether they are brave enough to voice it aloud, or if it’s the question that runs silently through their minds, every grade-school boy and girl wonders: “Am I good enough?” … “Am I good enough for my parents? For my…

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All Aboard! Special Needs Program

A picture says a thousand words. So let me paint one… Imagine being in a large, loud room. Many, many people surround you. But none of them look or act quite like you do. You desperately want to reach out and talk to someone. But you just can’t seem to find the words. Then it…

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Soccer + Scripture #Assisting (Part 4)

Growing up in the northeast part of England my friends and I would often find ourselves playing soccer on any surface possible. Grass or concrete, flat or uneven—it never mattered. We simply played for the love of the game. As a child, all I wanted was the glory of scoring the goals that won the…

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4 Ways to Get YOU Ready for Back to School

Back to school! A phrase that instantly strikes fear and a simultaneous “AMEN” from all parents—especially moms. I know because we have two boys: one entering first grade and the other starting middle school. This is the first time when classroom preview day means I’ll participate in orientations, visit with teachers, drop off supplies, and…

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When Parenting Goes Viral

This past Saturday, Japanese parents abandoned their 7-year-old son by a road near a forest, as punishment for throwing rocks at people and cars.[1] There’s anger over the incident– they left him, drove about 500 meters and came back – and when they returned their son was gone. All they wanted to do was discipline him a…

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