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…

When Can Your Child Understand Jesus Is Lord?

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Your church has a curriculum and program designed to help your children enter into a relationship with Jesus as Lord. But, parents often wonder if the classes, conversations, and teaching really did the trick. You’re not alone. Most parents have questions. Did our children accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, or did they just work…

Something Worth Stewing Over

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If you haven’t read Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst, I recommend it. It may or may not be something you struggle with, but the book talks about our relationship with food and how God cares about how and what we eat. TerKeurst biblically addresses issues surrounding our relationship with food. Whether you eat too…

Is Andi Mack Shaping Your Child’s Values?

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Terri Minsky was inspired to create the Disney show, Andi Mack, when she learned that Jack Nicholson was an adult when he found out the woman he thought was his sister was, in fact, his mother. The show was recently renewed for its third season and was voted 2017’s Top Rated Show for tween girls.…

School Shootings: We Are Not Powerless

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I went to bed last night heartbroken, angry, confused, and, most of all, scared. I’m devastated by the images of terrified teens running from their school with hands over their heads and pictures of parents frantically looking for any sign of their children in the sea of chaos. Then came news updates with the rising…

Authenticity Anyone?

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The longer I walk this earth and parent and spend time with people, the more I realize how desperately we crave authenticity in our relationships. Stick with me for a minute on this. It’s easy to dismiss authenticity as just another one of those trendy words the millennials are throwing at us these days, like…

40,000 Reasons to Parent Your Child’s Thoughts

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My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow springs of life. Proverbs 4:20 Did you…

Five Lessons Our Kids Can Learn from the Kardashians

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For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses himself? Luke 9:25 Kim Kardashian’s newest baby, Chicago, was born via surrogate last week. I know: Who really cares, right? Like most people, I have a strong opinion about the Kardashians. But it’s likely not the same one that you do.…