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Jesus on Parenting Teens: Relax, Jesus Will Seek Them

This is another installment in a series of posts entitled “Jesus on parenting teens”.  I’m prayerfully working my way through the gospels to dig out gems of parenting wisdom from Jesus Himself.    JESUS SEEKS THEM  (Matthew 4:12-25) As a Christian parent, there’s nothing I want more than for my kids to be radically sold […]

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Grumpy old men (and women)

“Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.”  Psalm 112:4 My family attended a very small church as I was growing up.  All the adults in the congregation were old.  I mean, like REALLY old…in their forties and fifties!  Yes, well, they seemed old to me.  Their […]

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Redeeming the influence of Grandma

Note:  In honor of what would have been my grandmother’s 101st birthday today, I’m reposting an entry I made on the PARENtEEN blog in June 2010.   “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power […]

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Abstinence: It Can Be Done

“For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.”  Romans 6:14 According to the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth, only 15.1 percent of women make it to the altar as virgins.  The number is 8.7 percent for men. While those numbers may seem staggeringly small, research seems […]

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God, prayer, and…motorcycles?

I’ve had what you might call “God experiences” in my life before.  Do you know what I mean?  Those moments when something has happened that just HAD to be God? I had one of those “God is real” moments today, and I’m still reeling from it (in a good way). About a year ago, my […]

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