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A 2015 Family Motto

Families without focal points become easily distracted, frenzied, and careless. We need targets to keep us on track and guardrails to keep us out of trouble. Mottos are an easy way to remember the things that matter most. Do you …

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The Secret Language of Girls on Instagram

TIME featured an article by Rachel Simmons on November 10, 2014 titled The Secret Language of Girls on Instagram. If you’re a parent, particularly of daughters, it’s worth your time. Girls have quietly repurposed the photo-sharing app into a barometer …

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Reflexively Looking to My Father

For the last three months, Shelly and I have been coaching volleyball teams. I’ve had a 7-12 grade team, she’s had a 3-4 grade team. The last day for this year’s season was Saturday. Even though our respective players ranged …

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Not Available on the App Store

Various studies consistently reveal alarming statistics concerning the average American child and “screen” time. 2-5 years old = 2.2 hours per day 6-7 years old = 4.5 hours per day 8-18 years old = 7.5 hours per day = 2,700 …

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A Key to Happy Homes and Successful Congregations

Happy homes are not filled with bitterness. They are not characterized by strained relationships, jealousy, or self-centeredness. Successful congregations are not at war within themselves. They war against ungodly hatred, prejudice, and pride. The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians contains …

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My Worship Notes for Kids

At Laurel Canyon, one of the most successful ways we’ve found to help our children and grandchildren get the most out of our assemblies are My Worship Notes. Two versions are always available in our foyer: FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN (click …

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NEEDED at HOME: A Spirit of Gentleness

I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain …

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