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Being a Winning Head Coach - #6787
Start spending some time getting your family together spiritually and getting with the Lord together. Get them in the Lord's presence together. The only way you can fail at this is to not try.
Too Precious To Waste - #6773
A day is too precious to waste. It is only to be spent for the people and for the causes that are going to matter forever. Okay, you've got a day. Invest it!
Pollution Leaves a Trail - #6754
Sin twists everything around. You can't sin in a vacuum. You have an ugly trail of wounded people left behind when you're living outside of Christ's boundaries. There's pollution spattering everywhere close to you when you depart from the Word of God. The two you're hurting the most? You and a Savior who loves you very much; who died so you don't have to do that sin.
The Agenda That Really Matters - #6586
If God has trusted you with a young life - a child - make meaningful time with that child a non-negotiable of your schedule. I mean, even if you have to change jobs, if it takes that to be a father; to be a mother, that's eternity's priority.
Hug Them Tightly, But Hold Them Loosely - #6529
It's so easy to let our children become an extension of our ego, our hopes, our dreams rather than letting them simply be God's servants. Maybe you even have a child God is calling into His service and you're kind of standing in the way. We just dare not forget that our children are God's property trusted to us. We dare not hijack them from His service to be in ours.
True Woman: Praying for Your Child's Future Mate
The wedding that’s caught my attention this year isn’t the one most people were talking about early last month. I’m focused on one a little closer to home—my son’s. Since the time he was in the womb, we’ve prayed for the woman God had in mind for him and are absolutely delighted with His choice!
Home Grown Handbook for Christian Parenting - Karen DeBoer
This practical parent handbook answers questions all Christian parents face. Organized by topic and filled with humor and sound advice, it’s a great resource for adult classes and a thoughtful gift for new parents.
True Woman: Teaching the Resurrection to Tiny Hearts and Minds
Several weeks ago, my three-year-old son, Eli came home from church brokenhearted. After several moments of crying we finally pried out what was troubling him. “I want . . .” sob, sob, “Jesus to give me,” sob, sob, “my heart back” he wailed.
True Woman: The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
The village children called him Mr. Gloomy. So begins one of my favorite children's Christmas stories, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. I've been reading this to my three-year-old for the last several nights and have had to brush the tears from my eyes more than a few times.