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Four Ways To Lead Your Child Through Loss

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Learn how to help your child deal with the loss of someone close.... Read full article

Is This Our New Normal?

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Barry, oh Barry. You arrived late and then left without making much of an impression. And we are grateful! Your tardiness and lack of effort were quite welcome to those of us still suffering from storm shock. Let me just say, on behalf of all the 201... Read full article

Take it Back

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Socialization is a major component of our existence. It is a determining factor in others’ opinions of our character. Since we do not reside in Utopia, we make mistakes. These mistakes are evidenced in our conversations and physical interactions. We ... Read full article

Bless Their Heart

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It is a widely-known witticism that when you talk about someone in the South, one can self-pardon by simply adding the words, “bless their heart.” The reality is, what is being said rarely does actually bless anybody. It seems harmless enough, until ... Read full article

Imperfect but Repentant Parenting

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As a mom of two precious yet fiery little girls, I often have the opportunity to apologize. My 10 month old hasn’t reached the “get on mom’s every last nerve” phase yet, so it’s mostly my creative and rambunctious three year old who provides these “I... Read full article



Faith and Culture: Who Are You Listening To?

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People of faith are called to live “in” the world, but not “of” the world. That is far easier said than lived. Each day, we are bombarded with savvy and effective marketing campaigns to convince us to purchase products which promise to fix life’s pro... Read full article

The Power of Unconditional Love in Parenting

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Unconditional love is just that–unconditional. It doesn’t matter about school grades, performance on athletic teams, behavior at the dinner table, or attitude.... Read full article

Quality Christmas

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We have become radical consumers in our culture. Somehow, more has become best. ... Read full article

The Difficult Choice

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In today’s fast-paced world, the complexities of day-to-day living present many challenges for families. Families are often required to make decisions that impact their present and future. It is in this environment, of necessity, convenience, and des... Read full article

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done...In America

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The voice on the radio said that it was time for the program’s weekly tribute to America as the piano and voice of Ray Charles singing “America the Beautiful” came through the speakers.... Read full article

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