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  • December 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    December 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Over the course of this year, I have had countless conversations that ended with lamenting the difficulties this year has held. When something difficult happens, it has been easy to...

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  • How to Assemble the Jesse Tree5:31

    How to Assemble the Jesse Tree

    Pick up a Jesse Tree Family Kit and get ready to create lifelong Advent memories with your family! Take a step-by-step look at how to assemble the cardboard tree with Ken Ohlemeyer. You’ll learn some

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  • Simple Ways to Give Thanks with Your Family

    Simple Ways to Give Thanks with Your Family

    ’Tis the season to give thanks! As Thanksgiving approaches, many people are considering how they can inspire and teach their families to give thanks! Of course, it’s important to give...

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  • Product Overview of Family Time | Devotions for Families2:45

    Product Overview of Family Time | Devotions for Families

    Welcome to the first episode of our new product overview series! We're staring with "Family Time: A Collection of 98 Bible Stories and Devotions." Center your family or classroom on Jesus with a devot

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  • November 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    November 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “How are you?” I rarely ask that question in a conversation without receiving a response along the lines of “fine” or “doing good” or “so busy these days.” Rarely does someone respond...

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  • Fall and Winter Church Year Celebrations at Home

    Fall and Winter Church Year Celebrations at Home

    Holy Week of 2020 was … different. It came at the end of a Lenten season that seemed about five years long, thanks to the chaotic and ever-changing coronavirus pandemic. By the time...

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  • Three Ways to Serve Christ by Loving Your Family

    Three Ways to Serve Christ by Loving Your Family

    Remember when we all hoped that we’d be able to go back to “normal” by Memorial Day? Now Labor Day has come and gone, Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and we’re all still at home. Some...

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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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  • July 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    July 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    My smartphone tracks how I use it and, more specifically, the length of time that I spend each day on it. At the start of each new week I receive a notification with a weekly screen...

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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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