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  • October 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    October 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Lawyer: “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus: “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” Lawyer: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and...

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  • Anxiety and the Pandemic: How Parents Can Cope While Sending Children Back to School

    Anxiety and the Pandemic: How Parents Can Cope While Sending Children Back to School

    You, as parents, serve as the critical link in the bicycle chain of getting our educational system back on the road during this crisis, both for our nation and for our families. When...

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  • September 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    September 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    My social media feeds have been filled with school-related posts for the better part of this year. When the statewide shut-downs first occurred because of the pandemic, many posted...

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  • No More Stress: Teaching the Faith at Home

    No More Stress: Teaching the Faith at Home

    As I write this, I am listening to the decisions made by my home state of Minnesota about school this fall. After this spring and the experience of distance learning , my children and I...

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  • Marriage and the Art of Adjectives

    Marriage and the Art of Adjectives

    There are people in this world who are grammar nuts. It’s their “thing.” They have an uncanny ability to track down a misplaced preposition. They seem to understand the difference...

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  • Using a Children’s Hymnal at Home, Church, and School

    Using a Children’s Hymnal at Home, Church, and School

    What’s the very first thing you do when you get to church on Sunday morning? With social distancing it might look a bit different right now, but do you usually greet the people around...

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  • Setting a Family Devotion Routine for Back to School

    Setting a Family Devotion Routine for Back to School

    Back-to-school season was much closer to “back-to-chaos” season for my family. Even as an only child, I was part of so many extracurriculars that my parents were constantly running me...

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  • You Are Qualified to Teach the Faith at Home

    You Are Qualified to Teach the Faith at Home

    “As the head of the family should teach … ”  Teaching at home is a concept that has rocked the world of young families this year. Honestly, not even simply teaching at home,...

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  • August 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    August 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Navigating the world of parenting can often feel like running a gauntlet. How to birth your child, feed your child, and help her sleep; what he should play with and read; the daily...

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  • 4 Tips for Faith-Focused “Screen-Free” Hours this Summer

    4 Tips for Faith-Focused “Screen-Free” Hours this Summer

    Our new normal will not feel normal. In many states across the country, local governments are rolling out reopening plans. This all coincides with school letting out for “summer”, which...

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  • 5 Non-Traditional Options for Teaching the Bible this Summer

    5 Non-Traditional Options for Teaching the Bible this Summer

    Summer is almost here, and it is not starting off how we had all hoped. Everyone is scrambling trying to figure out if in-person events (from birthday parties to worship services and...

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  • Things I Love About My Dad

    Things I Love About My Dad

    Daughters have two fathers: their heavenly Father and their human father. Both care for them immensely, but it is human fathers that have the joyful vocation of raising their daughters...

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  • June 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    June 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

     

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  • Five Reasons to Start Reading with CPH Reads

    Five Reasons to Start Reading with CPH Reads

    When I was younger, I loved being part of reading programs. I would stay up all night under the covers with a flashlight, reading some of my favorite books until my parents would come...

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  • The Importance of Bedtime Stories

    The Importance of Bedtime Stories

    When I was a child, my bedtime routine always ended with a story. After dinner, my sisters and I would have about an hour to finish up anything we needed to finish and then the routine...

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  • National Day of Prayer Activities

    National Day of Prayer Activities

    It’s the National Day of Prayer. Today, people all over the country are going to be bowing their heads in prayer for the nation. We should always pray, but this year, our need for a...

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  • Prayer: Learning How to Talk to God | Children's Book Storytime with Gail Pawlitz9:34

    Prayer: Learning How to Talk to God | Children's Book Storytime with Gail Pawlitz

    For National Day of Prayer, gather your family together and join author Gail Pawlitz as she reads Prayer: Learning How to Talk to God by Jeannette Goth. As she reads, Gail provides opportunities for v

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  • Mothers and Fathers: The Christian Parenting Team

    Mothers and Fathers: The Christian Parenting Team

    My parents are two of the most supportive people in my life. When I told them I was moving to St. Louis for a job, they immediately helped me find a relative to live with temporarily,...

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  • The Altogether Beautiful Mess of Motherhood

    The Altogether Beautiful Mess of Motherhood

    I thought motherhood would be different. I thought there would be snuggles and milestones and cheerleading. I thought I would meet new friends and nap when my children napped. I knew...

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  • Reminding Children of God’s Faithfulness through Prayer

    Reminding Children of God’s Faithfulness through Prayer

    My friend’s son is having a hard time with this unique time of isolation. He’s frustrated, angry, sad, and scared. He misses his friends, his school, his Sunday School teachers, and...

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