Back to School

We bet you are a little like us and getting in the swing of a new school year! It’s the smell of brown paper bag lunches, eraser marks, and pencil shavings. There is lots of excitement for children and parents alike, but also a good deal of anxiety. Will my child make friends? How will their grades be? How can I support them at home? To reduce some of this anxiety and promote literacy we want to offer a FREE download: 100 Tips for Beginning Readers. These tips cover the...
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How long has it been since you were amazed by God?

How long has it been since you and your family were amazed by God? I mean really, speechlessly, surprised and wowed? Sometimes the Bible seems full of stories we’ve been hearing forever. We think that we know the Bible stories and what they mean for our lives. And sometimes it’s hard even to get children out of bed for the same old cereal, much less get them up 15 minutes early to hear “the same old story.” And all their favorite books, movies, games, and TV shows—filled with monsters, quests,...
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Quit worrying what others will think of you

Am I now trying to win the approval of men or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. —GALATIANS 1:10 Many of us are people pleasers. We want everyone to like us. We want everyone to think we’re a nice person. We like to just blend into a crowd and not open ourselves up in a way that may cause people to say, “Well, that’s weird.” We live in a world where...
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