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Tips for Planning a Virtual VBS

It’s been several months now since many of our churches gathered. We’re beyond ready to be back together again. We miss the harmony of congregational singing and the joy of friends and families fellowshipping together in the church halls. And I know you miss the kids! Though many states have now begun their phase-by-phase reopening plans and some churches are starting to meet again, many are...

Reorienting Truth for Life in Our Selfie World

In 2015 when I wrote my book Face Time, and in 2016 when it was in the editing process, concern over social media and it’s connection to identity and mental health struggles were only beginning to surface. The eye-opening and heartbreaking information I gleaned from my teen survey in late 2014 that led to the book—such as the magnitude of social media comparison—was definitely not common...

Preparing for a Christ-centered Marriage

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”(Matthew 22:37–40) Jesus explains that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your...

7 Tips for Bringing Your Small Group Together Online

How handy are you? I am not. Our bathroom drain plug that has not worked for over a year. My solution was to not use the plug. That changed last week when I dropped a small thing in the drain and had to get it out. That made me think, “How does this plug work?” Looking under the sink, I noticed an assembly that moves up and down. From the top-down, the drain has a lever, but when I put the plug...

Helping Your Child with Loneliness

Some children love to be around lots of people, and others like to spend more time by themselves. For some, it’s harder for them not to be around their friends for prolonged periods than others, and there’s nothing wrong with that! But there is a difference between being alone and feeling lonely. Loneliness is a feeling of being isolated and disconnected from those around us. Sometimes when we...

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