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Creating Men and Women, Part 3

Ceremonies We can tell our son that he becomes a young man at the age of 13, but how much more memorable and meaningful would it be if we did something specifically geared toward initiating him and welcoming him into young adulthood.  The culmination of creating men and women is definitely this: ceremonies.  We believe…

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Creating Men and Women, Part 2

Raising A Modern Day Knight (and Warrior Maiden) A great Book I read on raising boys into Men (and girls into Women) is: Raising a Modern Day Knight by Robert Lewis.  This a book for Fathers about raising their sons, but my husband and I both read it and have applied a lot of the…

Creating Men and Women, Part 1

One particular principle of parenting keeps coming back to me over and over again – Be Purposeful!  Children are not going to learn about and become more like Christ by accident. So, we have to ask those important questions. One significant question is this: How does our culture today see children and when do they…

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Our Time is Limited

As today’s events in Connecticut has told everyone, our time with our children is so incredibly limited. No one would have imagined this morning that this would have happened. It drives home the fact that nothing else matters beside our children’s salvation; not their grades, not their messy rooms, not their eating habits, not their…

Everyone With a Gift

One of the beautiful things of meeting in a simple church setting is that everyone is necessary.  God brings the body together knowing the needs of the church.  I Corinthians 12:7-11 says, “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good…All these are the work of one and the…

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Surviving With Family

I am part of a wonderful house church.  I haven’t always been able to say that.  Over the years things have been easy, fun, and also tremendously difficult and horrible.  We have laughed, cried, wanted to walk out on each other….It’s like a real family! I was with my family all Thanksgiving week.  There were…

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Love Your Neighbor

As a lot of people heard, almost two weeks ago there was a tragic accident at our zoo.  A toddler boy was being held up to look into an area of Wild dogs and fell in.  The dogs attacked and killed the boy within minutes, if not seconds. This is obviously horrible for everyone who…