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101 Ways to Bless Your Child’s Heart

      “My child’s love language is Words of Affirmation. I am not particularly strong in this area.  I would love to have a list or some examples to study and practice.”   This is a portion of an email I received from a mom of two. This mom knows her daughter well....

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7 Back to School Tips

7 Back to School Tips

  The transition from home to school is filled with tears, sleepless nights, and irritability. These are all pretty pretty common reactions from kids. (Some moms have been know to have similar symptoms!) So... what are some good ways to prepare our kids for back...

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Help Your Kids Overcome

Help Your Kids Overcome

"What a needed book! This past year in our small town, two youths have committed suicide." This friend of mine, like so many--(most?)  of us have been touched either directly or indirectly by suicide, depression, or anxiety. Our kids need HOPE.  And we need to help...

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How to Help Our Kids in a Hard World

How to Help Our Kids in a Hard World

A few years ago, one of my young adult children (while at college)  experienced an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Praise God she was unsuccessful. No parent wants their child to struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, or suicidal thoughts. Statics prove these...

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Keep Peace or Make Peace

Keep Peace or Make Peace

Have you ever compared the words, make and keep? Maybe not, but recently I have. Perhaps these words have been milling around in my mind because I need to know how the Lord wants me to proceed in a difficult situation. (Of course I want to keep the peace-but in doing...

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Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

"But as for me and my household we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15b In Scripture we can read the commands given to fathers regarding their role in the family. The ideal dad is the spiritual leader (Josh. 24:15), holds a position of authority in the family (Deut....

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12 Characteristics of Being a Good Follower

12 Characteristics of Being a Good Follower

Last week I wrote a blog about 7 Things to Avoid if You Want to Raise a Leader. So what is a key quality to develop in our kids so they can become an effective leader? We train them to be good followers. Just like Jesus did. Jesus had his gang of twelve. Eleven of the...

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7 Things to Avoid if You Want to Raise a Leader

7 Things to Avoid if You Want to Raise a Leader

If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you too? Tom and I went to college in Duluth, Minnesota. Near the campus there was a local swimming hole. Jumping off the cliff was the quickest way to access the refreshing spring fed water. So yes.... (NOTE: This is NOT...

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3 Ways to Cultivate Hope in in Your Child

3 Ways to Cultivate Hope in in Your Child

  Our kids need hope more now than ever. Depending on the stats you read, suicide is either the 1st or 2nd leading cause of death in young people. Parents, we cannot accept this. We can cultivate hope in our kids. They can be trained to battle against...

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10 Hope-Filled Responses When You Love a Prodigal

10 Hope-Filled Responses When You Love a Prodigal

In reading through scripture, it strikes me that all our Biblical Heroes have strayed or missed the mark at one time or another. Some prior to knowing the Lord and others who knew Him. There is hope for the prodigal because we have all been a wanderer at one time or...

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