A Blueprint for Multigenerational Faithfulness – Christian Article

A New Lesson from an Old Source God has not left us to wander aimlessly in the wilderness as we raise our children. He has given us a blueprint for multigenerational faithfulness. That blueprint is expressed throughout the Bible, but there is one place where it reads like a how-to manual. That place is Deuteronomy 6. I must admit that I haven’t always liked the book of Deuteronomy. In fact, the first time I read it, I didn’t like it…

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Are You Conveying the Loveliness of Christ to Your Kids? – Christian Article

Consider the Romance Have we considered the loveliness of the heart of Christ? Perhaps beauty is not a category that comes naturally to mind when we think about Christ. Maybe we think of God and Christ in terms of truth, not beauty. But the whole reason we care about sound doctrine is for the sake of preserving God’s beauty, just as the whole reason we care about effective focal lenses on a camera is to capture with precision the beauty…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: March 31–April 3, 2020 – Christian Article

These deals are so good, they won’t stay around long! Add new favorites to your library before the bargains disappear. *** Flourish: How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-Focus Too often, false messages disguised as truth prevent Christians from discerning what’s toxic from that which is true and pure. Flourish will help you identify lies about where to find real life and discern the worldly influences that threaten to warp what it means to be a Christian. You’ll…

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What Your To-Do List Can’t Accomplish – Christian Article

The Good News for Every Day Jonathan Edwards used to pray and ask that God would “stamp eternity on my eyeballs.” This prayer has become my own heart’s request, too. When your eyes are fixed on the horizon of eternity, it affects your vision for motherhood. We need to have eyes to see a view of God that is so big and so glorious that it transforms our perspective of motherhood. In the context of eternity, where Christ is doing…

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6 Ways to Help Your Kids Love Reading the Bible – Christian Article

Growing Good Habits What could be more important than teaching your kids to read the Bible? What better habit would you want them to have? But it’s hard to do. Bad habits are like weeds. You have to do nothing to cultivate them. Good habits, like growing flowers or plants, need time, care, and attention. With time, care, and attention, we can help our kids cultivate the habit that will keep them close to God, keep them believing the gospel…

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Who First Showed Danny Akin the Beauty of Jesus? – Christian Article

Emma Lou Akin was my mother and one of the kindest, godliest people I have ever known. She showed me the beauty of Jesus her whole life. Our family regularly noted that the phrase “I want” seemed to be completely absent from her vocabulary. Every time a special occasion rolled around, like her birthday, anniversary, or Mother’s Day, we would always ask, “Momma, what do you want to do?” “Where would you like to go out and eat?” Much to…

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Help! My Teenager Won’t Open Up to Me – Christian Article

This article is part of the Help! series. The Sound of Silence “How was your day?” I ask my teenage daughter after school. “Fine.” She responds. “Anything interesting or noteworthy to report?” “Nope.” Silence. I know Proverbs says the heart is like deep waters (Prov. 20:5), but surely there are more than single syllable grunts inside her. How can I draw out thoughts and feelings? I want to become a woman of understanding, but my teenager is not doing much…

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Why Your Parents’ Limitations Aren’t Limiting – Christian Article

What Are Limits and Why Don’t You Love Them? Limitations, by definition, are restrictions; they will follow you through your teen years and into adulthood. Your alarm clock limits the amount of sleep you get each morning. Your pantry offers a limited supply of breakfast items. After breakfast you have a limited amount of time to put your dishes in the sink before your mom reminds you. You are limited, and in many ways you are used to limits. You…

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The Amazing Calling of Motherhood – Christian Article

By Trillia Newbell The other morning I woke up while my children were still sleeping and began to pray. I started thinking about my identity. Who am I? As I settled into my prayer time, I began to rejoice at the thought that I am a mother. It is part of who I am. To my children, it is my name: Mom. The modern mom doesn’t always like to be identified as a mother. We have names and identities of…

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How to Stop Thinking about What People Think of You – Christian Article

Ruled By a Question Self-consciousness is really bondage to the question, What do people think of me? I think that question can govern our lives without our even being aware of it—kind of like white noise in the background of our lives. We can live with a constant undercurrent of wondering What do people think of me? What do they think of what I’m wearing today? What do they think of what I just said? What do they think of…

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