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Free Awana Advent Devotional

AWANA Advent Devotional Not many things will put you in the Christmas spirit the way an Advent Calendar will. The anticipation builds each day wondering what surprise awaits behind each door. In our house, we…

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How to talk to kids about tragedy

How to talk to kids about tragedy The shooting at Columbine. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The Tornadoes of Moore, Oklahoma. The school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  The terrorist attack on 911. The…

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Teaching kids about baptism

Baptism is one of those huge milestones in the christian life, one that is full of meaning, and a representation of our relationship with Jesus. But how do you know when you are ready to…

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What is Family Ministry?

“Dad, will Gilligan be in heaven?” my daughter recently asked as Gilligan was laying on his back and she was scratching his belly.  Gilligan is the family dachshund.  She loves him, and he tolerates her,…

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Quotes from #OrangeTour

I had the awesome opportunity to attend the Orange Tour this week. Jon Acuff was hilarious. Reggie Joiner was spot on. The content was amazing. In addition to taking notes, I also used social media to…

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God’s will is NOT #kidmin

God’s will is not kidmin Yes, I said it. No matter what  you believe God’s will is for your life, it is not kid’s ministry, nor any ministry for that matter. Take a minute and answer…

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