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Every Moment Holy: New Liturgies for Daily Life

This new book helps Christians remember that the everyday things of life are important to God and are filled with his presence.

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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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An Easy-To-Use Family Lent Devotional

Download and enjoy this easy-to-use, yet meaningful family Lent devotional from Kids Corner!

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How Planned Spontaneity Grows Faith

I’m convinced that the most authentic faith formation happens in organic, everyday, non-formal interactions with the people God puts in our circles.

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Try This at Home: Four Resources for Lent

Like many parents I’m interested in increasing my understanding of how I and my family might live into and live out of Lent. Here are four resources we’ll be using this year.

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Two Super Simple Advent Ideas for Families

I’m always searching for faith-nurturing ideas that busy families can actually do. This week I found two of them. Got rocks or blocks? Then you’re ready to roll!

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Talking About Privilege and Justice With Kids

These two resources offer studies to help young people grow in their journey of faith formation. Both resources provide strong Biblical teaching, in-depth questions, and activities for practical application.

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Ten Ways to Engage Kids in Worship

This two-page resource from Faith Formation Ministries shares ten tips to help parents engage young children in their church worship service.

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New bill (Bill 89) passed in Ontario takes away the rights of Christian parents

I am Canadian and last week a new bill was passed in Ontario which adds 'gender identity' and 'gender expression' to what is considered 'in the best interests of the child'. It also removes the 'religious faith a child is being raised in' as a matter that is to be considered. It also will affect Christian families from being able to foster and/or adopt if they do not agree with the thought that 'gender varies independent of sex'. I wanted to make other Christians aware of this and ask specifically for prayer, but also for support for the petition that had been started. I often wonder where...
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Talking With Your Kids About Human Trafficking

The Joy Smith Foundation (JSF) is an organization working to end human trafficking. Read about the work JSF is doing and how you can make yourself aware of the danger of human trafficking and keep your loved ones safe.

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7 Ideas for Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank

Here are seven ideas of activities with the potential to form faith that you can do with your kids for little or no dough.

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6 Tools for Building Faith at Easter

Below you’ll find six tools to help the families in your congregation build faith at home during Easter. 

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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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Ten Ways for Families to Engage Kids in Worship

Children learn through observation, but they learn best through participation! Check out this new tool that offers 10 meaningful ways to involve kids in worship.

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Finding Kindness in Bad Parking Spots

One Sunday I noticed something strange. Even though we were usually the first car at church, my dad always chose to park in the worst spot. His explanation has stuck with me to this day. 

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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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New! More Sunday School Sessions on the Lord's Supper

The Welcoming Children to the Lord’s Supper toolkit contains excellent resources to support parents/caregivers and children’s leaders as they engage kids in conversations about the Lord’s Supper.

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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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Two Year Olds Tell the Story

Since the release of the God Loves Me storybooks last October, grandparents have been sharing stories about the impact of the books. If you’d like your heart warmed today, read on.

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Wondrous Statues

It's one thing to paint a picture or try your hand at the pottery wheel (and if you mess up, so what?); it’s another thing entirely to work with living souls. The stakes feel so much higher.

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When Your Spouse Is of a Different Faith

A couple’s religious beliefs, or one partner’s lack thereof, should be looked at before tying the knot. A plan for dealing with differences should be agreed upon. But, the plan needs to be kept flexible. 

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Celebrating Easter: Chocolate Bunny Required?

A recent article in Forbes magazine reported that Americans now spend more money on Easter candy than they do on Halloween candy. Have you noticed an increase in Easter consumerism?

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Groaning

We’ve been through times both of us hope never, ever to experience again. When God doesn’t pick up the phone, believers feel unspeakably alone. Then there are no words, only groaning.

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How Many Gifts Do You Give Your Kids at Christmas?

Before the presents were neatly wrapped in bows, did you and your spouse have a discussion about Christmas? Specifically, did you set a limit on the number of gifts to give each child? 

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