The Family's Guide to Corporate Worship with Little Ones

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“Blow the trumpet in Zion; consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly; gather the people. Consecrate the congregation; assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her chamber.”-Joel 2:15-16 Some people wonder and...

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Tags: church, worship, corporate worship, children in church, kids in church, parenting in the pew

A Self-Assessment for Relationships

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There is no argument about how to recognize a Christ follower—you see the fruit of the Holy Spirit in his/her life. That is love, joy, peace patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). With that fruit in mind, let’s dive into Scripture...

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Tags: relationships, self-assessment, family life, faith and life

How to Talk About Race (With Your Kids)

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Do! Talk with your kids. Don’t! Assume they don’t need to know what’s going on.   Do! Keep it simple! Don’t! Plot elaborate monologues about the multi-faceted complexities happening in our world right now.   Do! Define terms clearly in...

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Tags: race, family life, life and faith

Lead In

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Lean in. We’ve heard it before. We’ve been asked to do it before. We want to seize the opportunities we have before us and go for it. God has called each of us to lead our families in discipleship at home—to preach and teach the Bible to our family (Ephesians 6:4); to be a...

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Tags: family worship, lectionary, faithful family, lead in

Along the Way as We Serve Others

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Some people set a goal of serving others more in the New Year. There are countless ways that we can serve others, but as we do any one of them, we can also frame it through the lens of faith. I’d go even further to submit that you and I serve others because of our faith. As we serve, let...

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Tags: service, discipleship, serving others, sharing faith, faith formation, d6, along the way

Along the Way While Grocery Shopping

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With the dawn of grocery delivery and online ordering for pickup, grocery shopping is becoming less common but I don’t foresee it going away as a regular part of every day life anytime soon. Quick trips for milk, bread and forgotten ingredients will always remain. Being that this is a part...

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Tags: discipleship, sharing faith, faith formation, d6, along the way

Along the Way While Gifting

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Christmastime is a time when almost everyone tends to get in the gifting mood. We get gifts for people for a myriad of reasons including wanting them to feel loved and thought about and to show our appreciation for them. Sometimes we get obligatory gifts for people because they gave one to us...

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Tags: christmas, discipleship, sharing faith, faith formation, d6, along the way

Along the Way as We Give Thanks

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Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) There is misunderstanding around this verse by some who take it to mean that we are to be thankful for all circumstances, but the text actually says to be...

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Tags: discipleship, thanksgiving, sharing faith, faith formation, d6, along the way

Along the Way While Eating

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People love to eat food. Gathering around a table and satiating our bellies has a way of bonding us to one another and helping us feel comfortable talking. Much of our days is spent thinking about, planning for, preparing or eating our next snack or meal. It’s so much a part of our lives!...

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Tags: discipleship, eating, sharing faith, faith formation, d6, along the way, table time

Along the Way as We Worship

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Sometimes we confuse worship within the church service as a time when kids are to be seen and not heard; we think they need to learn to be quiet and sit still so that us adults can worship. But that’s not at all what Scripture teaches. Throughout Scripture time and time again we hear talk...

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Tags: worship, discipleship, corporate worship, sharing faith, faith formation, d6, along the way, worship with little ones, kids in worship

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