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Pursuing Your Family’s Spiritual Health in the New Year

December 28, 2020

Parenting Points As we begin a new year, we begin to evaluate what priorities and plans that we have for our family. In a year where growing spiritually looks very different than it did in January 2020 due to churches meeting online and the cancellation of many church age group ministries, the importance of parents …

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The Joys & Financial Challenges of Parenthood

November 24, 2020

Money Matters Presented by: Community Partner Vision Financial Group Parenthood can be both wonderfully rewarding and frighteningly challenging. Children give gifts only a parent can understand- from sticky-finger hugs to heartfelt pleas to tag along on Saturday morning errands. You raise them with a clear goal that you secretly dread will take place- that someday …

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Teaching your College-Age Child About Money

October 27, 2020

Money Matters presented by: Community Partner Vision Financial Group Lesson 1: Budgeting 101. Perhaps your child already understands the basics of budgeting from having to handle an allowance or wages from a part-time job. But now that they are in college, he or she may need to draft a “real world” budget. Here are some …

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Jesus for President: Politics, Faith, and Conversations with Our Kids

September 29, 2020

Parenting Points “Unprecedented times,” “polarization,” and “new normal” have become favorite words from the mouths of CNN and Fox News commentators. We are in a world of racial turmoil and a pandemic virus as we prepare to decide as a nation of who will be the best candidate to navigate these stormy waters. When I …

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Keeping Up with the Joneses: The Trap of Comparison & the Beauty of Grace

September 1, 2020

Parenting Points We have all heard of the proverbial Jones family – the family that every other family aspires to be. The Joneses frequently fill social media with pictures of their perfect family, HGTV award-winning house, and vacation pictures straight off the Travel Channel. The Jones kids only fight over who gets to say the …

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Grand Monday Nights!

August 20, 2020

Senior Scene Attention Grandparents! Grand Monday Nights is the newest ministry focus of Legacy Coalition, a ministry whose heart champions intentional Christ-like grandparenting. Larry Fowler, Founder of Legacy Coalition, kicked off “Grand Monday Nights” August 10 with – “Awaken: A Call to Action for Christian Grandparents.” There is a nationwide movement of Christian grandparents embracing …

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Roadmap to Family Values, Vision and Mission: Kingdom Builders

July 29, 2020

Special Feature Brought to you by: Community Partner Convene, All it takes for families to grow closer together is intentionality and a roadmap. The Family Meeting Guide is your roadmap! This interactive guide walks you step-by-step through the life-changing process of having a Family meeting! The annual tradition of a Family Meeting is a …

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Family Conversations in a Broken World

July 28, 2020

Parenting Points The year 2020 has come with much news that points to the deep brokenness of the world. The growing death toll of Coronavirus, the senseless murder of George Floyd, racial unrest in our nation, and whatever other trouble fills the headlines of the local news all create discussions that we must have with …

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Prepare for Medical Emergencies at College

July 28, 2020

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning In August last year, I wrote about the types of emergency information and legal documents your young adult should have in hand when heading to college. With the pandemic still a threat, the need for healthcare legal documents is even more important this year. A healthcare …

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Quiet Time with Kids?

June 26, 2020

Parenting Points For a long time as a mother, it felt like the right thing to do was to get up early and read my Bible before my kids awoke. That seemed like what “good moms” did, and it is what I had done all my adult life. It would have been a great plan, …

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