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The Beauty of Sacrifice and the Joy of Giving

How do we know that our children have made the leap from following their parents’ faith to actually “walking in truth” on their own? Kristen Welch would argue for two measuring sticks: gratitude and generosity.

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Walking Toward Jesus

One mom’s story of how her child followed her heart and, with her church, was welcomed at the Lord’s Table for the sacrament of communion.

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May It Be a Sweet, Sweet Sound

What if God wants us to talk to Him more like my two-year-old talks to me? Maybe He really does want the messy, the mundane, and everything in between. What an incredible thought! 

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Sinners Parenting Sinners

Without sounding too negative, it has occurred to me more than once that parenting keeps circling back around to the topic of sin management — the parents’ first of all, and then the child’s.

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10 Things Not to Say to a Grieving Parent

I’ve heard all of these statements in the past six months. Some might make you cringe, and some you may have said before. The point is not to shame you for things you’ve said in the past, but help you better navigate interacting with a grieving parent in the future.

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Blessed

As I hear my friends reflect on the election’s outcome, I am hearing a loss for words about how to talk about this with children. It is in response to what I am hearing that I offer this devotion for parents.

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Off to School: Joy and Tears

In my Facebook feed, I've seen many mothers express the sadness of having a child start college and leave home. But these transition times remind me of all the people in church who have influenced our kids. 

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How to Help the Single Parent

A single parent has suffered loss—whether through death, desertion, separation or divorce. She/he will exhibit all the stages of grief but also needs to go on with daily life. Here are several ways a church can help. 

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