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30 Favorite Christmas Activities That Your Family Will Love

Fun family Christmas activities that will bring your loved ones closer together over the holidays. Enjoy the season with these great ideas. Read More

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7+ Fantastic Devotionals that Help Create Forever Family Connections

Best family devotionals that will help your loved ones grow in faith and connect as a family. Ideas that your family will love Read More

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15+ Best Podcasts to Inspire and Motivate Our Teen Boys

Best podcasts for teenage boys. Inspire and motivate our teen boys with these awesome podcasts. Raise boys who will use their gifts to better this world. Read More

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Get Your Teenager to Do Chores with Humor and a Checklist

Get your teenager to do chores with this lighthearted explanation of “chores” and “maintenance.” Get a cleaning checklist that works too… Read More

A Video to Get Your Kids Excited about Operation Christmas Child

(Inside: Teach your kids to give with a grateful heart.)  My son handed me the worn Target ad, its edges crinkled from fingers paging through it. Giant, uneven circles enclosed shiny transformers, expensive video games, and the epic Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lego set. I squeezed his shoulders, “Looks like you put a lot of time Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (Conclusion)

(Inside: Teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.)   I didn’t want our family’s Once-a-Month journey of daily showing God’s love in tangible ways to be the parents’ journey – I wanted my kids to be ALL IN too.    This month, we encouraged our kids to listen to their Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (August)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month giving strategy.)  I didn’t want to give this month. Our leaky bathroom stole all our money and now giving is dead to me. This once-a-month journey to better share God’s love by giving and serving others more – dumb idea.  (If Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (July)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month giving strategy.)    This month my friend was running a half-marathon and to raise money to provide clean water for people in Africa. Her kids and mine are friends, so when I told my boys what their friend’s mom was doing we were totally in for contributing and praying for her. She Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (June)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month giving strategy.   This month of giving made me shake my head and laugh.    It reminded me of my 3-year-old’s last birthday.  We’d put thought and effort into buying him nice new toys and then as an afterthought, I also picked Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (May)

“If our church body disappeared instantly, would our community notice?”    The pastor’s question caught in my throat.   He continued, “As a church, do we pay attention to God’s calling of giving and serving those in the community around us?  Does our church reflect God’s love and provision in our community?  Do we just talk the Read More

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