Are We Robbing Our Kids by Giving Online?

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A Note from Cynthia: Most of us have heard the story in the Bible of the widow’s mite. A woman gave her last coin at the temple, and Jesus said that her gift was larger than all the others because she gave out of her poverty while all the others gave out of their wealth (Luke…

Are You Teaching Your Kids to Love God?

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How do you teach your kids to love an idea? If God is only an idea in your home, chances are your kids won’t know how to love him. So, how do you teach your child to love God when they can’t touch him, visit him, or eat with him? The answer: teach them how…

The Fortnite Phenomenon (or fill in your child’s game of choice)

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It’s the time of year when all unite in getting summer kicked off on the right foot by informing our kids that we will not waste away our brains by sitting in front of video games and other mindless activities the next several months. There will be a chart of chores, opportunities to serve, healthy…

Raising a Jason Witten

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If you live in Dallas or even slightly follow the Cowboys, you know that Jason Witten just retired. He’s a Hall of Fame tight end with more records and stats than I can possibly list (and, let’s be honest, I couldn’t list them if I wanted to because I’m hardly a football aficionado). But it’s…

To the Mom Whose Kid Didn’t Make the Honor Society

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It’s that time of year. The school year is ending and, with that, brings all the accolades and recognition of school-year achievements. Every time I look at social media (including my own accounts), I see pictures posted of kids receiving certificates for academics or trophies for sports, or the excitement as seniors get accepted to…

Teaching Kids to Copy the God Stuff

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We teach our kids to copy others from the beginning, and that can be a good thing. Modeling behaviors is how they learn to hold a spoon, play with a toy, and treat other people. We took our four-year-old granddaughter to her soccer game the other day. The entire coaching strategy was to model the…

I’m Sorry?

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I have a teenage daughter. She loves the Lord, she’s funny, she’s sports obsessed, and she doesn’t take herself too seriously. That being said, she has teenage tendencies that ever so often make my skin crawl. She went through this stage a few years back where her apologies were driving me crazy. I would get…

Worry-Free Days Ahead

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There’s a lot we need to teach our kids to be careful about, but, if we aren’t careful what we say, we might be teaching our kids to worry. And according to Matthew 6, if we teach our kids to worry, we are teaching them to disobey a command. When Jesus said “do not worry,”…

When Grief Builds a Church

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In the middle of my neighborhood, a chapel sits on approximately thirteen acres of prairie land. This pretty, little, white church is my happy place each morning when I load up my little one in the stroller and go exercise (by each morning, I mean twice a week at best, and I rarely break a…