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If Only…

Posted on October 23, 2012 in

by Kendra Smiley Have you ever started a sentence with the words, “If only…”?   If you have, you know that phrase IS followed with some regret from the past.  “If only my parents were more affirming.”  “If only my …

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Six Ways to Become Wise Parents Who Talk to Their Kids About Sex

Posted on October 19, 2012 in

by Josh & Dottie McDowell Raising your kids in today’s world to resist sexual pressure is not easy. Here are six ways to become a wiser, more effective parent in helping your kids experience their sex lives as God designed. …

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Instead of Being Happy When, Will You Be Happy While?

Posted on October 18, 2012 in

by Valorie Burton Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.  –OPRAH WINFREY Point to Ponder: Research shows that only ten perc…

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Kids Need Their Mom…to Learn Their Unique Love Language

Posted on October 17, 2012 in

My four children, two girls and two boys, are alike in many ways. Chocolate chip cookies are a home run with the whole crew. They can usually agree on the kind of music they want to listen to. The beach is their favorite vacation …

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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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