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Playing Together is Connection

Posted on September 17, 2012 in

Children are forgetting how to play. Diane Levin, Ph.D., a professor at Wheelock College is concerned. She talks to teachers all the time who see the trend. One told her: It’s harder and harder to have free play in my classroom.…

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Read Any Good Prophets Lately?

Posted on September 15, 2012 in

by Phil Vischer There are seventeen books of the Prophets in the Old Testament.  They do not, however, represent seventeen individual prophets, because there was no prophet named “Lamentations.”  I know this, because I am at…

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Living by Faith

Posted on September 14, 2012 in

“People have to realize that just because you’re a Christian, it doesn’t mean that you’re perfect, because every once in a while everyone stumbles. Living by faith is about when you do mess up, getting back up, brushing yo…

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Your Child’s Brain On Connection

Posted on September 13, 2012 in

Your child’s brain looks a lot better if you become a connecting mom. In 2005, the findings of a new study released in Pediatrics found that parent-infant connection—intentional togetherness— plays a key role in shaping the …

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The Greatest Gift We Can Give to the Next Generation

Posted on September 13, 2012 in

Words spoken have power. If you ever doubt it, consider this – God said let there be light, and there was light. He did not dig or pound or hammer or fight. He simply spoke it, and it came to be. Words affirm, seduce, clarify, d…

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The Power of Connection

Posted on September 10, 2012 in

I first came across the words “parent/child connectedness” in the late ‘90s when I was researching sexual purity for teen girls. It turns out that across the board—more than any other factor—parent child connectedness wa…

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The Power of Story

Posted on September 7, 2012 in

I’m a firm believer that reading good fiction can increase our compassion for people, especially going through experiences we haven’t been through ourselves. Our hearts can be touched by things taking place in the story and we…

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Humility

Posted on September 5, 2012 in

I remind myself all the time to stay humble. I’m not going to change because of all this (attention). I’m just not going to do it. ―St. Petersburg Times online, December 9, 2005 Tebow said this as he was finishing his senior…

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