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Do You Idolize Your Kids?

Parents who love their kids too much: God’s asking you to give up your kids. Pastor Jon explains. As we get ready for Father’s Day this year, we’re bringing back this 2018 series from Pastor Jon about what it means to be a father of faith.

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Family feud

People have been using money to buy their way out of problems for centuries. No, millennia. Money can buy good attorneys, silence accusers and…

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Dads, What Are You Teaching Your Kids?

Rather than having kids who think their dad always gets it right, give them the father who’s full of faith. As we get ready for Father’s Day this year, we’re bringing back this 2018 series from Pastor Jon about what it means to be a father of faith.

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Don’t Be the World’s Greatest Dad

God isn’t calling us to be the world’s greatest dads. He’s calling us to something even bigger. As we get ready for Father’s Day this year, we’re bringing back this 2018 series from Pastor Jon about what it means to be a father of faith.

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Lord, give me patience with my kids

My children are grown now, and I often indulge in a fuzzy and hazy sentimental nostalgia for the days when they were all little…

Life’s Challenges

When it’s time to let go

How good are you at letting go? Sometimes, despite my best efforts, I worry about what’s to come. I think we’re all feeling some…

Life’s Challenges

The Corona Survival Guide for Parents

Day 1 Start and end with grace Question: What’s the definition of a hot mess? Answer: Trying to video chat while your three-year-old is…

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Blessing #3—Teaching Us Family Discipleship

Until the coronavirus hit, I couldn’t recall a time that my family ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner together for an entire week. Neither could…

Life’s Challenges

Coronavirus: The marathon you didn’t sign up for

The Corona 5K officially turned into a marathon. I could almost see the finish line of my 14-day, post-Israel self-quarantine when the news dropped….

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Leave No One Behind: Even When Church Hurts

Many kids get disconnected from church because they or their parents get hurt by someone at church. The pastor. The church council. A fellow member. Without the right reaction, these sins/hurts can uproot entire families for generations to come. This message is meant to prepare people for the next time church hurts. What do you do? What do you say? When do you go?

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Leave No One Behind: Embrace Your Role

Pastors, teachers, church members, godparents, older siblings, friends, aunts/uncles, grandparents, etc. all have a role in training the next generation. Singles and non-parents have a role too because they are people who, like Paul himself, may not produce the next generation, but absolutely want to see them in heaven with Jesus.

Living My Faith

Is following God like eating boiled brussels sprouts?

My mother is a good cook, so I enjoyed almost everything she made when I was a kid. But every once in a while…