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Coaching Corner: Welcome to Our Mess

As a coach, I am invited into a church before they’ve had a chance to clean up. It is a real privilege to be there in these awkward times where we as people of God are able to wrestle with an issue and see what God has in store for us. 

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Bringing Faith Practices Home

In the midst of Family Jeopardy, photo scavenger hunts, and watching kids connect with extended family members, we took time to intentionally talk about how God has been with us and faithful to his promises.

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The new short board book, found (yes, all lowercase letters) by Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a great way to introduce kids to Psalm 23. I can see this book as a great bedtime book for a toddler. 

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Faith: Inspired by a Star

Hope is much more than just a blind wish. It's having a clear expectation and the confidence that what you hope for will come to pass. Like the wise men we too have hope—hope for today and for the future.  

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The Language of Faith

It's easy to see my 2-year-old granddaughter learning things about church each week, but adults are developing as well. Every week I’m shaping my faith language through the things I see and hear. 

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Getting to the Balcony

My almost two-year-old granddaughter Joanna wants to jump to the balcony at church. We, her grandparents, have more experience in this world and know the power of gravity. Yet, like Joanna, we too have a hope others may not have. 

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Churches Took a Risk

Last year thirteen churches took a risk, they joined a cohort of churches willing to work with the Building Blocks of Faith Model. This model answers the question: What do people need for their faith to grow?

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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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God’s Story Written on the Walls!

The puzzle pieces (painted on the wall of the children's wing) are a metaphor for the many pieces of the Bible fitting together into a coherent whole. It's a great teaching piece and reminder for all who see it. 

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Fishing: Learning From the Best

A good fisherman does his homework. He knows the conditions of the water, researches the latest equipment, and talks to other anglers. I wondered, could these same principles apply to ministry? 

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Passing Faith to the Next Generation

Christian parents everywhere want their children to follow Jesus. We often wish that there was a silver bullet of some sort or a simple set of procedures for parents to follow to ensure that our children have faith.

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