Praying With Your “Tweens”

By Barbara Rainey | March 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Driving home there are two places where cell signals are most likely to drop. What is frustrating is the inconsistency. Sometimes the signal is compromised and the call doesn’t drop but the sounds are garbled. At other times the signal dies. I discover after a few moments of awkward silence that I’m talking to myself. […]

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Teaching Your Elementary Kids to Pray

By Janel Breitenstein | March 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

Last week, I heard from my sister in Thailand some of the heartbreaking moments they’ve been struggling through in their community of refugees. An 11-year-old girl sent to possibly “work” in Bangkok with her mother. A stabbing. A man depriving his family of enough money to buy food. And I thought, My kids and I […]

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Teaching Your Little Ones to Pray

By Tracy Lane | March 1, 2017 | 5 Comments

How old does a child have to be to pray? The question caught me off guard, as I’ve never considered an “age of accountability” for prayer. Prayer is, after all, simply communicating with God. And infants, from their earliest hours, know how to communicate loud and clear to their parents: they’re hungry, need changing, want […]

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Teaching Our Children to be Grateful: Lesson 4

By Barbara Rainey | November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

  One too-common trait that our sixchildrenshared was that none of them seemed to mind voicing their unhappiness about anything.Complaining was as natural as breathing to them. I wanted more grateful kids. So, I took it as a personal challenge to develop in my children an attitude of gratitude. By repeatedly talking about this quality […]

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Teaching our Children to Be Grateful: Lesson 3

By Barbara Rainey | October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

One too-common trait that our six children shared was that none of them seemed to mind voicing their unhappiness about anything. Complaining was as natural as breathing to them. I wanted more grateful kids. So, I took it as a personal challenge to develop in my children an attitude of gratitude. Now I would like to pass some […]

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