Faith + Family

Training Up Your Teen

Is it too late to train up your teen? One thing that we've been doing in our home lately is training our new dog, Toby, a one year old golden retriever. I knew this process was going to require a sacrifice of time, […]

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Jesus Wants You to Run

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, […]

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The Whole Truth

No parent wants her child to lie. The hope is that you can trust every word that comes from the lips of your offspring.  Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. So if lying is, in a sense, inevitable, let’s take a look at […]

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Simple Ways to Slow Down

It’s hard to admit it, but I was a hurried mom. When my daughters were young (elementary‐​​school age) our lives were over‐​​packed with running from one commitment to another.  Church activities, after‐​​school programs, sports, dance plus homework – all good stuff, but […]

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The Year to Be the Parent

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6) You may remember the news story out of California a couple of years ago. A woman was suing McDonald’s […]

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A Lesser Communion

"Thou preparest a table before me…my cup runneth over." Psalm 23:5 If you were to visit my home, you would see this sign hanging above the cook top in my kitchen: It started off as a joke — a little irony directed at the Martha […]

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