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Everyday Life

Firm Foundations

“Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down.” The wolf’s famous words in the story “The Three Little Pigs” always made me grin because

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Building Character

Who Do You Rely On

“I want you to close your eyes and think about the greatest teachers you’ve ever had. What about those teachers made them special? What were some of the

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Everyday Life

Table Talk

I LOVE feeding people, especially my family. I DO NOT LOVE, however, a dinner table that feels like a battleground. Can you relate? Dinnertime can be filled with

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Everyday Life

5 New Routines for Back To School

For me, back to school is a better reset then New Years! Here are 5 routine ideas to start during back to school: 1. Bring back tuck-in time. Find a

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Everyday Life

“Good”

Raising two boys has caused me to despise the word “good.” It seems as though any question I ask is often answered with that word. How was school?

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Building Character

Streams In The Desert

We all walk through seasons of dry times where we travel a dusty and weary land. We traipse across the barren landscape, parched and in need of some

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Building Character

Texting Your Teen

I had a wild idea to text a special message to my teenager each day for 20 days. Somedays he replied with a simple thumbs up, while others

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Everyday Life

Whack-A-Mole

I loved going to the fair or carnivals as a child. Living in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, the big event was Rooster Days each May. All the fun and

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