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Holding Back From God

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A parent’s life is filled with joy, love, and STRESS! It can be overwhelming to navigate the path of helping our children grow to become faithful followers of Christ. James and I work to provide everything our kids need, and that starts with a healthy and vibrant relationship with God. We ...

Joy

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How exciting to get our first taste of snow this winter season! My kids jump at the chance to miss a day of school to go out and play in the snow. They are filled with joy as they make snow angels and throw snowballs at each other. Even our dog likes to go outside and try to catch snowballs! This ...

God is in Control

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This election season was a crazy one! Just get on Facebook you can see the level of fear people have for the future of our country. It breaks my heart to see our country so divided and I find myself asking how we got here? People are expressing anger towards anyone who has a different opinion than ...

Modeling

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Have you seen the HomeFront monthly magazine at church? My family loves going through these magazines to find creative ways to bring God into our everyday lives. There is something for everyone from crafts, storytelling, family memory verses, recipes, and so much more!  October’s ...

Faith Community

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It’s hard to believe it’s August already! The summer months seem to fly by more quickly than any other season. This month the children’s programs will be focusing on what it means to be in a Faith Community, where God’s family cares for each other and worships God ...

Lazy Days

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I love this time of year! School is out and the sun is shining! Our family likes to take advantage of the lazy days without a schedule to spend time with each other. Summer also frees up time allowing us to focus more on God. As we do so we become more mature in our faith growing closer to God and ...

Spring

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Springtime is a busy time of year in our household.  The kids are busy with school projects, sports, and other activities.  James and I are busy with work, coaching, and shuttling the kids around.  Sometimes we get caught up in our busyness and do not always recognize or thank God ...

Palm Sunday

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Spring is in the air, the flowers are blooming, the temperatures are rising, and the rain is falling! For many of you with children, next week is spring break!  I love getting a week off to be with my family so we can slow down and spend time with each other—no rushing from activity to ...

Happy Valentine's Day!

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This Sunday is Valentine’s Day. To celebrate, many of us will take time to tell those special people in our lives how much we love and need them. My family always celebrates with a fancy home-cooked meal, dessert, and family games! This week is also the start of the Lenten season where we ...

Snow

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Waking up to snow is always exciting!  Last Sunday my family experienced this joy as the kids jumped out of bed and begged to go and play in the snow.  They were full of energy as they ran outside to have a snow ball fight, play with friends, and build a snowman.  Portland tends to ...