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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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  • The Easter Stranger | Arch Book storytime with Matt Bergholt3:51

    The Easter Stranger | Arch Book storytime with Matt Bergholt

    This Arch Book tells the story of Jesus on the road to Emmaus from Luke 24:1-35. Get your copy of The Easter Stranger is written by Nicole Dreyer and available at this link: https://www.cph.org/p-3380

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  • May 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    May 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Overwhelmed, bored, lonely, stressed, anxious, frustrated, sad, concerned, depleted, stretched … these are all words that you may be feeling right now. This is the list that was...

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  • Easter Teaching Activities for Families

    Easter Teaching Activities for Families

    Easter is always a special celebration of Christ’s victory. This year is no different. Jesus still died on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven—and that’s worth...

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  • Celebrating Easter at Home

    Celebrating Easter at Home

    I know for me the idea of not having Easter at my church is strange. Easter is always the most beautiful service: lilies lining the altar, white and gold banners everywhere, beautiful...

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  • The Family that Quarantines Together

    The Family that Quarantines Together

    Today, I competed in a noon ping-pong tournament in my pajamas while eating leftover pizza. I went on walks with three of my four kids. I ran the dishwasher twice. Our day also included...

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  • Vocation Starts at Home

    Vocation Starts at Home

    Note: this article was written for the fall edition of Lutheran Life. It was written before COVID-19 was a worry for the world. As we are now in this new time...

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  • Teaching Little Ones: About the Altar

    Teaching Little Ones: About the Altar

    Church services can sometimes be confusing for little ones. They will have questions about what they are seeing. Teaching young children about the individual parts of the church service...

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  • March 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    March 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    I don’t know exactly what your phone looks like or more specifically what you choose to keep on your phone. If your phone is anything like mine, I am guessing you keep pictures stored...

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  • The Little Things are the Big Things

    The Little Things are the Big Things

    If you were to ask me what is most important to me, I would tell you things like my family, faith, and friends. You know. All the things that are supposed to be the most important....

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  • Focusing on Christ’s Love during Lent

    Focusing on Christ’s Love during Lent

    Looking back on my childhood, I distinctly remember two things about the season of Lent. The first was choosing to give up something that I enjoyed for forty days (typically this was...

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  • Teaching Little Ones about: Pastor’s Vestments

    Teaching Little Ones about: Pastor’s Vestments

    Church services can sometimes be confusing for little ones. Why is it so quiet? Why does pastor wear that funny robe? Why do we say the same thing every week? Teaching young children...

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  • Books to Read with Your Kids This Christmas

    Books to Read with Your Kids This Christmas

    Christmas is the best time of year to share the story of Jesus’ birth with your children! No matter the age or reading level, the Christmas story can be found in many different books...

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