The Gift of Inclusion

Sometimes the greatest gift you can give another person is to simply include them.
I can trace it back to about second grade. That’s my first memory of some kids being included while others were left out. Here’s how it went. The Wedding The wedding of the year was in the works for many months before the big day arrived. Bridesmaids were picked, groomsmen named, someone brought a few…

All Kids will Face a Goliath or Two

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It’s our “parental instinct” to jump in between angry giants and our kids. After all, isn’t it our job to protect them from danger? That answer is yes, but only until they should begin learning to protect themselves. Most school teachers will tell you those lessons should come much sooner than you think. It is…

A Time Such as This

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I’ve been praying the last few days about what the Lord would have me write this week. How he would want me to write words that have meaning, not just words for the sake of words. There’s no shortage of articles published each day. I’ve prayed that our words at Christian Parenting will be useful…

A Few Taglines for Parents

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Businesses come up with a catchy or memorable phrase that sums up their brand. It’s called a tagline. Some are funny; others are thoughtful. Nike’s is “Just Do It,” which sounds better than “You can’t burn a bunch of calories unless you actually get off the chair.” Dunkin’ Donuts’ tagline is “America Runs on Dunkin,”…

Faith in the Hard Places

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A Note From Cynthia: Did you know that the chances of winning the lottery are one in 175,000,000? Did you know that the chances of a child getting cancer are one in 285? Natalie Hildebrand is all too aware of these statistics, having recently faced a cancer diagnosis with her young daughter. Natalie wrote the…

Busy Is A Choice

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Happy New Year! Or am I the only one who lives life in terms of the school calendar year? For some reason, when I send my kids back to school, it always makes me want to reevaluate my life and make resolutions (like what normal people do in January around New Year’s Day). This “new…

A Life Well Lived

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I went to the funeral of a dear friend’s father a few weeks ago. I didn’t know the man well, but my son is good friends with his grandson. My son had the privilege of spending a recent weekend at their family farm, leaving only hours before his friend’s grandfather died in the middle of…

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…