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Teaching Children To Live in the Real World

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Life is filled with a multitude of experiences and our lives are filled with various responses to these experiences: joy and sorrow, laughter and weeping, fear and boldness. The experiences in all of our lives weaves a variegated tapestry that, like looking at a real tapestry, if seen from

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The Courage of a Father

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 “Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from

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Teach Life Lessons To Your Children Early and Often

Parents too often neglect and underestimate the power of forming early the inescapable habits of thought and life in their young children. By young, I mean birth to puberty. Along with neglecting the opportunities we have to self consciously form and direct the thinking and life choices of our children is the tendency parents have to neglect becoming self conscious about the habits of

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Staying Motivated As a Parent

Staying Motivated As a Parent by Perry C. Coghlan Child training is a process that takes years of effort, progress, regress, and intention to continue. The motivation of many young parents, particularly with only one child, is often high at the start. A new school year brings the same kind of refreshing reminder that we have a new opportunity to renew and repent. Another

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Read To Your Children

Parents too often neglect and underestimate the power of forming the inescapable habits of thought and life in their young children. By young, I mean age 18 and under! Along with neglecting the opportunities we have to self consciously form and direct the thinking and life choices of our children is the tendency parents have to neglect becoming self conscious about the habits of

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Childhood Is Not a Dress Rehearsal

The grandson, of a lady I know, has to take annual physicals at M.D. Anderson. It is a world-renowned hospital in Houston that specializes in cancer. Her grandson, Sean, is an adult now, but has been taking these physicals since childhood. She related this story: “He confessed it is always a stressful experience, to go for that physical—hoping and praying that his cancer is

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