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Sabbatical Reading

Sabbatical has allowed me to be more intentional about reading. I hope these reviews will help spur you on to make time to read as well....

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Book Review: resource to help parents (and others) lead children to clarity about gender identity

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New book helps parents, mentors, pastors, youth ministers, children’s ministry volunteers, or simply friends "bring clarity to young minds in a world that is spinning in confusion" ...

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Welcoming 'interruptions'

Interruptions or blessings? What is God doing with us when we expect life to go one way and it goes some completely different way?...

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Catch Up on Summer Books

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Did you miss out on seeing what books we were recommending and selling this summer? Catch up now with a complete list of what we had at the book table....

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Busy for the wrong reasons

What controls your life? The demands of others? Seeking self-fulfillment? I am re-thinking how I structure my life and what controls my activities....

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Why go to Worship every week?

We need to worship even when we do not feel like it. God feeds us there, and our fellow worshipers have the opportunity to minister to us, as we do for them....

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Intergenerational Ministry This Summer

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Have you looked around our sanctuary on a recent Sunday morning? I mean really looked, with eyes not glazed over by the film of familiarity? If you do, you will see what amazes newcomers: a congregation of believers from babes in arms to white-haired men and women in wheelchairs, with a wonderful mix in-between of children and youth. Families are sitting together. Children...

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Leading Your Children to Love God's Word: Part 2

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Warning: reading the Bible can be risky. "Forthe word of God is living andactive,sharper than anytwo-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, anddiscerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.Andno creature is hidden from his sight, but all arenaked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account." (Hebrews 4...

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Leading Your Children to Love God's Word

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I've been a grandmother for quite a few years now, but it's just been within the past months that I've begun to realize that Deuteronomy 4:9 applies to my relationship with my grandchildren. Wait! How did I get old enough to be a teacher of my children's children? Well, no matter that it seems to have happened so quickly, the fact is that I am in a stage of life that carri...

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Resolved: Not to make resolutions

Resolutions are easily forgotten in the shuffle of the new year. Instead of a list of resolutions, perhaps one word to guide my thoughts and intentions will keep me focused on how God wants to grow me this year....

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