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Tagged With: Philippians 4:8

Strategies for Teaching Contentment

The gift shop was closed. We had spent a fun day at an exotic animal farm bed and breakfast in central Kansas (I know, it’s an odd place for exotic animals). We had fed giraffes, petted kangaroos, heard a macaw say hello and ridden a camel. But all of that enjoyment was sucked away because … Continue reading »

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Christmas Read-Alouds

I love to read. If I can’t find a good book, I’ll read the back of a cereal box. I’ll read just about anything that I can get my hands on. I also love children’s books. I think there’s nothing better than a well-illustrated, well-written children’s book that makes a story come alive. Chapter books … Continue reading »

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To Shelter or Not to Shelter, That is the Question!

A couple of months ago, we decided to introduce our girls to a movie we had loved when we were kids — The Goonies. In my memory, this was a cute movie about a bunch of kids who stumbled onto a crime, then captured the criminals. I had forgotten about the cuss words and the … Continue reading »

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Impulse Control

My youngest was at a tailgate party for her hockey team last week when one of the little boys on her team said to her “Girls playing hockey is stupid! You’re stupid!” Now, before I go on with this story, keep in mind that this is my child who has never backed away from a … Continue reading »

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