Parents: Don’t Expect Perfection

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I recently read a book called 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do. This list was great! Here are few of them: They Don’t Let Their Child Avoid Responsibility, They Don’t Make Their Child The Center Of The Universe, They … Continued

Parents: Make Church A Priority

Though I’ve never been one for the “back to school, back to church mentality,” there are some natural seasons to refresh the priority of having your family in worship. September and January are two examples of these seasons. Christian parents/homes … Continued

The First Step For Self Discipline In Teenagers

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Self Discipline is the key to happiness. – Snooze, The Lost Art Of Sleep I’m not sure I agree it is the only key to happiness, but it’s a great thought. It also may be counter-intuitive to us, especially those in … Continued

Four Ways To Teach Your Kids To Be Content

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Parents play a big role in helping their kids learn contentment. We live in a marketing-saturated nation and much of it is aimed at kids. The desire for the next thing is quietly planted in their hearts and minds they … Continued

The Importance of Scripture Memory in Children’s Ministry

I heard a story about a young mother who skeptically examined a new educational toy. “Isn’t it rather complicated for a small boy?” she asked the sales clerk. “It’s designed to adjust the child to live in today’s world, ma’am,” … Continued

Regrets Of The Dying

I remember once talking to my grandma about how quickly time passes by. It seemed like when I was a kid, every day felt long. As I got older, weeks felt like days – it was passing by quickly. Soon … Continued

Where have you failed lately?

I recently read a story of a woman who recalled dinner times when she was younger. Regularly, her dad would ask the kids, “Where have you failed this week?” The question prompted some conversation but more importantly set a tone … Continued

Essential Rules To Help Kids Grow Into Mannerly Adults

Kids need high expectations! And the structure we provide for them to excel is important. I just finished reading a book by Ron Clark called the Essential 55. This book, mostly geared toward classroom rules, manners and management, would be … Continued

Five Important Things Laughter Does

Have you ever heard the laughing song? Here’s a version from George Younce back in the day. In case you don’t click the video link, the basic lyrics to the song are: Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.  … Continued

If You’re Going To Be A Lumberjack…

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Michael J. Fox, Back To The Future, tells the story of how he initially got into acting and Hollywood. He wasn’t doing well in high school, but loved the acting classes. He got fed up and half way through 11th … Continued

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