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Kids Need Their Mom…to Put Down the Phone

Posted on October 15, 2012 in

I have a 15-year-old son who plays soccer. Several years ago, I realized that even though he runs onto the field focused on the game, warms up joking around with his buddies, and plays his little heart out like he doesn’t even k…

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What is Your Procrastination Telling You?

Posted on October 11, 2012 in

For a dream comes through much activity, and a fool’s voice is known by his many words. -King Solomon Point to Ponder: The recurring themes in your life reveal the truth about what issues you most need to address. Listen for the…

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The Heart Behind the Chronological Life Application Study Bible

Posted on October 5, 2012 in

More and more, the average Christian seems to want to understand how the Bible fits in with the story of their life, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem to connect. For years, people have turned to a trusted study Bible, like…

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What Is the Most Important Question You Need to Answer In Your Life Today?

Posted on October 4, 2012 in

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. HENRY DAVID THOREAU by Valorie Burton Point to Ponder: You can learn to coach yourself by taking moments to pause and ask simple, thought-provoking q…

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Kids Need Their Mom to…Never Stop Touching Them

Posted on October 3, 2012 in

“Mom, will you tuck me in tonight?” my 17-year-old son accidentally asked me in front of his best friend. “Dude, what did you just say?” his cool friend asked as he reacted with mock horror and yet with just a little envy.…

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Kids Need Their Mom…to Pray in Secret with the Door Open

Posted on October 1, 2012 in

In my first years as a mom, I desperately wanted to keep a passionate spiritual life with God. I wanted to read the Bible. Sit quietly and pray. Maybe even write a few things in my journal. It’s just that my little people would …

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What’s The Bible Say About Connecting

Posted on September 27, 2012 in

Proverbs 22:6 reads: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” At first glance, it is easy to see that God is affirming “the way” that is right for us to follow, in general.…

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How Do We Hear the Holy Spirit?

Posted on September 26, 2012 in

God wants to communicate with us. He asks us to pray to Him; and He desires that we listen for His quiet voice speaking to our heart. That’s because He wants to lead us every day in every aspect of our lives. But how do we hear …

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