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Unique vs. Individual

Oh, how much I want my children to excel! I want them to be proud of their uniqueness and bold in their passions. I want them to have the ability to lead. But, I also want them to know the importance of community, working well with others, and submitting to...

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When It All Stops Working

You don’t have rebellious teenagers or drug-addicted preteens because you didn’t do your job when they were preschoolers, and we won’t stand by and let anyone tell you that. No one, do you understand? Not a grandmother or a teacher or a pastor or a friend. We will take them...

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Challenged

As a Christian in the 21st century, I am inundated through media, social media, and culture with the mentality that I deserve things to go the way I want them to. My ideals should come to fruition. However, the book of Mark reminds me that we are called to be...

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In the Beginning

Recognizing that God is the Creator who designed the earth, our bodies, and every law that makes the world work, we understand that He is above it all. God is not confined to the laws of nature that He set, but we are. God and His works are of Him,...

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A Healthy Family

That well-rounded target we are aiming for could possible be the cause of a great deal of stress, both for us and for our children. As you lay out your schedule, plan a new school year, and fill in all of the extras, keep the health of your family in...

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Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities have both positives and negatives. On the one hand, they can offer creative electives options and help build experience. On the other hand, they can take over a family's schedule, both academic and otherwise. It is important to go into all extracurricular planning with balance and boundaries in...

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The Secret of Sisters

I have a secret. It was once told to me, and I didn’t listen. But, as time often does, it repeated the matter, and I heard a faint whisper. Time continued, and again I heard it, a bit louder. Each time, the secret became clearer and began to take shape,...

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Creation Matters

While it may be true that a science lesson is hardly to blame for such chaos, the establishment of evolution as a common course of study formed a large block in the foundation of our rejection of God and biblical truth....

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Merry Christmas!

The Christmas story holds both the foundation and the perseverance of our faith. It establishes our hope and our certainty. While we sing sweet songs about Baby Jesus and celebrate His birth, we find the starting point for our faith and the grand picture of Almighty God's redemptive plan....

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