5 Prayers for your Children
January 15th, 2015

5 Prayers for your Children

Sarah Ortiz

Do you remember the first time they placed that baby in your arms? Can you recall the scent of her skin and the incomparable feeling of his tiny fingers around yours? Do you remember the dreams you had for her or the plans you had for him? Surely ...

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6 Bible Verses for Single Parents
September 19th, 2014

6 Bible Verses for Single Parents

Sarah Ortiz

Every single parent knows there are good days and bad days. The good days are great. I watch my 8-year-old son popping wheelies on his bicycle and listen to my 6-year-old daughter singing princess songs. We crack jokes, and I cherish the moments I spend with them. At ...

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How Scripture Prepared Me for Fatherhood
August 22nd, 2014

How Scripture Prepared Me for Fatherhood

Rob Giorgio

As the proud father of a young toddler, I delight in my son’s smiles, belly laughs and baby babble. But when my wife and I discovered we were going to have him, I was terrified. I became acutely aware of my weaknesses, sins and ignorance. I thought, ‘Am ...

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7 Tips to Help You Take the Sting Out of Bullying
July 22nd, 2014

7 Tips to Help You Take the Sting Out of Bullying

Dr. Jo Clifford

Bullying. Its become all too common today. We read stories of teenagers who are cyber-bullied and kids who are bullied in the schoolyard. We hear of bosses who bully their employees to intimidate and disempower them. At one time or another, weve all experienced bullyings sting. Maybe ...

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God is Ever-Faithful, Always Loving
June 20th, 2014

God is Ever-Faithful, Always Loving

Maria Wolf

Shortly after the birth of her ninth child, Lisa* noticed achange in her husband: Ted* seemed aloof, disconnected, fault-finding. He didnt seem to like anything I said or did, says Lisa.He wasnt happy with my presence, even. Lisa repeatedly asked Ted to tell herwhat was wrong, but he ...

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Raising Siblings as Friends
June 18th, 2014

Raising Siblings as Friends

Maria Wolf

Siblings can be the greatest of friends. Or the greatest of enemies. Many biblical stories demonstrate the latter--and its disastrous consequences. Cain is jealous of Gods favor on Abel and kills him. Jacob tricks his brother Esau out of his inheritance, sisters Leah and Rachel compete for ...

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5 Ways to Foster Faith in Your Kids
June 3rd, 2014

5 Ways to Foster Faith in Your Kids

Maria Wolf

How do you nurture faith in your children? It doesnt happen overnight, says child expert Margi McCombs, PhD. It takes time, intention and a willingness to make God and the Gospel part of your familys identity. Dr. McCombs offers five ways to help you make faith a ...

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Where Was God When My Life Fell Apart?
May 22nd, 2014

Where Was God When My Life Fell Apart?

Maria Wolf

For most her young adult life, Kim believed in theimportance of having a personal relationship with God. But one day, she stoppednurturing that relationship and drifted through life. Then a series of devastating events brought her back to God. Or more likely, God brought her back to ...

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