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Life’s Challenges

Why not just ask?

“Our Father in heaven . . . give us today our daily bread” (Matthew 6:9,11). I have prayed these words thousands of times. Not…

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Father of grace

A few years ago, I heard a pastor and his son speak at a men’s conference. The son told the story of when he…

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My Kids Are Stressing Me Out! Compilation

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Matt helps us understand and deal with the stress from our kids.

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There’s a Purpose for My Stress?

What if the stress from our kids is actually a good thing?

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How Do I Address the Stress?

When we’re stressed and feel the urge to discipline, rather than react hastily with discipline, Pastor Matt says to respond carefully like this.

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Where’s the Stress Really From?

Think of the stress that our kids have been causing. But think even harder: Where has the stress really been from? What have we been afraid of? What security, rest, and peace have we been wanting?

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Thankful for Stress From My Kids?

Despite the stress of kids, we often talk about how our kids are gifts from God. And they are. But they are also so much more.

Taboo

Sex Ed. Ed. (i.e., How to talk to your kids about sex)

Let me set the scene for you: I was a first-year teacher, straight out of college, freshly married, and getting into the groove of…

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Rock-star parents

The other day a dad thanked me for commanding him to be mediocre. During a recent sermon, I had asked him and all the…

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Being human

When my youngest daughter was born, she came out crying. The doctor said, “It’s a girl!” but my daughter just cried at the sound…

Living My Faith

Is Your Life in Focus?

What does it mean to live a life that’s in focus? That’s what Pastor Jon asks this week as he helps us see what matters in our lives.

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You’re Not the Perfect Parent . . . And That’s OK

Do you fall into the trap of thinking your decisions as a parent are more of a reflection on you?