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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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Good Friday Forgiveness

Good Friday Forgiveness

But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:15 This verse feels a bit like, "Let's make a deal." It's a verse that has bothered me because forgiveness is surrounded by deep hurt. There are times I hold my pain rather...

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A Great Easter Gift for Your Tween

A Great Easter Gift for Your Tween

OK parents of tween kiddos who play video games and are drawn to comic books, this article is for you. In fact, you may even discover a great Easter gift for your child. Below is an  interview with children's (tweens)  author Mario DeMatteo.  He shares how God worked...

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4 Painless Ways to Get Your Child to Listen

4 Painless Ways to Get Your Child to Listen

Walking through the toy section of a department store, I (Lori) noticed a mom with her around three-year-old son. He was dutifully walking right next to her as she was pushing the shopping cart. “Ahhh, he is doing so well,” I thought to myself. He was not whining or...

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