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Church and Family

“The church and the family are inherently connected to one another, and the well-being of one is dependent on the other.” - Chris Shirley, Family Ministry and the Church: A Leader's Guide for Ministry Through Families I have been thinking a lot about this lately. When you look at your family and your home, how do you see the church reflected? And when you look at your church, how do you see your family reflected? My prayer is that you find reflections of both in each other. In...

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Posted by Martha Harvey


Maycember.  That’s what we started calling it in our home.  I’m pretty sure I first saw that title somewhere online.  I’m not sure who to give credit for that description but it feels accurate.  This season leading up to summer has all the busyness of December but without the cookies and presents to entice you along the way.  As a father with three kids in school, the last month has been filled with numerous end of year programs, recitals, field...

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Posted by Jerimiah Smith

My Prayer

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Twenty-five years ago when I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I knew one thing.... I had no idea how to parent. God did, however, provide amazing moms and dads who were incredible parents. The one thing they all had in common was that they prayed scripture over the lives of their children.  As I spent more time with these parents, I learned that they prayed scripture over their jobs, homes, relationships, highs and lows. While I spent time praying for...

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Posted by Caroline Poe