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Conversations of Faith: Family Discipleship for the Everyday

May 31, 2022

Parenting Points For many parents, trying to disciple their kids is a daunting task. As followers of Jesus, parents are always on a journey to grow in their faith, so it can be challenging to teach your kids something you have not personally “mastered.” The church then compounds family discipleship with models, materials, and expectations …

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Maximizing Your Family’s Summer

April 26, 2022

Parenting Points The countdown is on, and summer is just around the corner. Students anticipate the break from school. Parents long for a change of pace. And everyone just needs some sun, warm weather, and a change of scenery. The author of Ecclesiastes writes, “for everything there is a season, and a time for every …

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The Miracle of Life

April 26, 2022

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart…” Jeremiah 1:5 Sav-a-Life Shelby’s Mission is to develop a culture of life where abortion is unnecessary and undesirable in Shelby County while offering the hope of …

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Preparing Your Family’s Hearts for Easter

February 27, 2022

Parenting Points One of the most important days on the Christian calendar is Easter. We remember the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and celebrate the truth that without it, Paul reminds us, “our preaching is in vain and our faith is in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:14 ESV). If the resurrection and remembering the resurrection …

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Living as a Beloved Child

January 26, 2022

Parenting Points Kids cannot wait to grow up. From countdowns to the next birthday to dreams of getting out of the house, kids want to rush into adulthood because they believe the grass is greener on the other side. However, the failure of the alluring promises of adulthood is clearly displayed in the popular slogan: …

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The Power of Serving as a Family

December 28, 2021

Parenting Points Serving as a family is an activity that can both show the power of the gospel through your family and remind you of the sacrifice of Jesus as the Servant who suffered. Taking time to serve is so simple, yet we often miss opportunities around us to serve because we don’t take time …

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Waiting for the Promise of Christmas

November 30, 2021

Parenting Points Every year, it seems like the anticipation for Christmas gets earlier and earlier. The Halloween candy is quickly replaced by the unending stock of Christmas décor. Our culture longs for Christmas with all its pomp and circumstance, yet we often miss the greater longing which Christmas is meant to invite us to experience. …

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3 Truths for the Thanksgiving Season

October 26, 2021

Parenting Points As we gather around the turkey, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes with brown gravy, and the warm rolls, our immediate temptation is to rush into eating. Thanksgiving stands as one of the greatest meals of the calendar year, yet it is easy for us to rapidly move into activity and miss the spiritual …

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Selecting Bible Study Resources for Your Family

September 24, 2021

Parenting Points As Americans, we are blessed to live in a world where Bible study resources abound, but not every resource from the shelf at the local Christian bookstore is going to be the best resource for your family. When it comes to devotionals and resources for family Bible study, here are three important questions …

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What Is the Fragrance of Your Home?

July 27, 2021

Parenting Points We live in a world surrounded by death – dead dreams, dying relationships, and brokenness. Many times, we may feel like the prophet Ezekiel standing in a valley of dead bones. Surrounded by a slain army, the Lord asked Ezekiel a seemingly impossible question: “Son of man, can these bones live?” (Ezekiel 37:3) …

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