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Tagged With: faith

When It’s Time to Change

It’s Vacation Bible School week at our church, and it’s a bittersweet time for me. This is the last year that I’ll have a child participating in VBS. I love VBS. I chose to follow Jesus during fifth-grade Vacation Bible School, and I’ve been teaching VBS since I was in high school. I’ve been involved … Continue reading »

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Pushing Our Kids Outside Their Comfort Zones

My husband and I were drivers for our church student ministry’s fast-food relay last night. As both of us were going, we took both girls to the event. My younger daughter was excited to go — until my older daughter told her there was no way she was letting her younger sister be on her … Continue reading »

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Is It OK to Question God?

I was trying to read the newspaper yesterday while I was waiting for lunch to cook. My 11-year-old came in the room and started asking questions about another article on the page I was reading. Frustrated that she kept asking questions about an article I hadn’t read, I looked at her and said, “I don’t … Continue reading »

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Friday Introductions: Case for Christ for Kids

It’s a cold, blustery, drizzly day here. We probably won’t spend much time outside. I really think the wind is strong enough to blow over my 65-pound 9-year-old. Speaking of that 9-year-old, she’s had a lot of questions lately. Questions about God, heaven and faith. She’s really struggling to understand who God is, whether He’s … Continue reading »

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The Refining Fire

I look at my daughters and I see beauty. I see joy. I see possibilities. But I also see traits in their personalities that will bring them difficulties. I see mistakes and frustrations ahead. And I want to save them from those things. It’s the natural inclination of every parent to want to spare their … Continue reading »

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God’s Not Real

“God’s not real,” announced my younger daughter not too long ago. “What?” I asked. All the while thinking, “What have I done wrong with this child?” “Well, He’s not real. You can’t see Him. You can’t touch Him. He’s not real like us.” Ahh. I began to see an inkling of what she was saying. … Continue reading »

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Keeping Your Eyes on God

We spent yesterday at The City Museum in St. Louis. I spent the day climbing through tubes, running up and down ramps and sliding down slides. This morning, my 37-year-old body is telling me that I’m not 8 years old. I think every muscle in my body is protesting any movement at all. As I … Continue reading »

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Trusting When You Can’t See

We’re on vacation this week, so I’m re-running some of my favorite posts from the last year. Enjoy some of my favorite ideas, and I’ll be back with you on Monday. My youngest daughter is petite. For much of her life, she wasn’t even on the growth chart. We’ve spent a lot of years picking … Continue reading »

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Evidence of God

“I can’t see!” is a cry we hear frequently from our youngest. She’s a petite little thing and often finds herself the shortest person in the room. In a crowd, it’s often tough for her to see what everyone else can see. Lucky for her, despite being almost 8 years old, she’s still light enough to … Continue reading »

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