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Proverbs For Dinner

The book of Proverbs is like the twitter feed of the bible. Our family likes to make a practice of reading from the book of Proverbs during dinner.
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Setting Up Stones: Creating A Multi-Generational Family Memory

by Adam Rust I grew up in a family that virtually never spoke about its past. Consequenlty, I reached a point in my adulthood where I suddenly realized that I knew absolutely nothing about my grandparents, great grandparents, or even my parents prior to the point in their lives when I was born.
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God the Father

By Mark Whitmore So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. [28] God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number.....
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The Power of Nostalgia

By Byron Shooner As I try to think through the “how” of creating disciples in my family, I was recently reminded that nostalgia does NOT equal faith. But is nostalgia counter to our efforts to grow up disciples of Jesus?
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Daughters in Multi-generational Families

By Garrett Buckingham. It is amazing the unity I am beginning to see in regards to God’s Family and His perspective on Multi-generational faithfulness.
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Perseverance

By April Pryor "I don't know how you do this with all your kids" a friend recently said to me as we were on the last leg of the long journey home from a trip to Israel. I replied, "Well, they just have to learn how to persevere.
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The Death of a Father

We like to pretend that premature death does not occur in the West but occasionally and tragically it does. Specifically in the case of the death of a father when children are still in his home, how should we respond?
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Tim Tebow, Home Schooling and the Impact of Parenting

Over the past 10 years as I've thought  about home schooling I've been torn between two insights. Insight #1 - Schools are not designed to make leaders who think differently and become world changers.
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Family Vision – Pictures in our head

By Justin Wolfenberg What are the pictures in our head that drive our decision making? I know they have changed over the years for me.
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One Family’s Experience Starting A Family Meeting

By Adam Rust A few years ago, some close friends of ours told us that they had begun doing "family meetings" in the morning and that it had a big impact on their family. They allowed our family to attend some of their "family meeting" times so that we could get a sense for how it worked.
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Building a Multi-Generational Vision.

by Micah Landers We don't normally think multi-generationally. Simply put, most of us do not realize where our family has come from, and even fewer of us have any ideals or goals pertaining to where our families will be headed after we are placed in the ground.
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What am I supposed to do with a Newborn?

Virtually every modern western man who has just had a baby asks the same question. “What are you supposed to do with it?
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