Parents

  • 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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  • 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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