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…

Helping Kids Finish the School Year Strong

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Spring break is over, and there are still several weeks to go. There are more tests, carpool lines, book reports, and science projects. And the coagulated gravy on the Salisbury steak in the cafeteria is getting pretty tiresome, too. I used to teach elementary school, and these last weeks often became a long countdown to…

What You Need to Know about “Love, Simon”

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We are happy to give you a word from Rebecca Carrell today on the movie, Love, Simon. Rebecca Carrell is the Morning Show co-host at KCBI, a Christian radio station in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She is also the author of the popular blog called loveserveshine.com. Rebecca is married to Michael Carrell and is mother to Caitlyn and…

Oprah’s Sign From God

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Oprah is back in the news. After much encouragement to run for president in 2020, she recently told People magazine she prayed about the idea of running for president, saying “God, if you think I’m supposed to run, you gotta tell me, and it has to be so clear that not even I can’t miss…

Ironing Out the Wrinkles in the Movie

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Madeleine L’Engle wrote A Wrinkle in Time, and her manuscript received twenty-six rejection letters before it was finally published. Her book received the Newbery Medal a year later and has been on bookstore shelves for more than fifty years. More than ten million copies are in print, and the recent Disney movie release will surely…