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  • Lifelong Character Formation | Session 3 of Embracing Godly Character9:52

    Lifelong Character Formation | Session 3 of Embracing Godly Character

    In this lesson about Embracing Godly Character, Kenneth Kremer talks about how Christian character forms and develops across a person's life. Buy the book: https://www.cph.org/p-31992-embracing-godly

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  • Expectations: January 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Expectations: January 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “It wasn’t what I was expecting, Mom.”   Those reflective words from my five-year-old come from countless experiences of navigating transitions and life together. The intersection of...

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  • Enduring Faith Religion Curriculum Sampler

    Enduring Faith Religion Curriculum Sampler

    Preview the materials included in Enduring Faith Religion Curriculum for Lutheran schools.

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  • Teaching Children about God's Design for Marriage

    Teaching Children about God's Design for Marriage

    “Mommy, how do you get a baby in your tummy?” If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’ve been asked many sweet, innocent questions like this one that are hard to answer.  The...

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  • Dwell: December Everyday Faith Calendar

    Dwell: December Everyday Faith Calendar

    Is your Christmas shopping done yet? Yes? Congratulations, you win Christmas this year! No? Good luck. Haven’t you heard about all the shipping delays, inventory shortages, and lack of...

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  • Taking Faithful Notes on Life Lessons

    Taking Faithful Notes on Life Lessons

    I first met Ben when he was a freshman in my English class. He did something one day that I believe will stick with me for the rest of my teaching career. Every once in a while, I’ll...

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  • Where Is the Holy Spirit in Spirit Week?

    Where Is the Holy Spirit in Spirit Week?

    Has anyone else realized the horror of “Decades Day” as a part of Spirit Week all around the country? Those of us who have teenagers under our care may be familiar. During Spirit Week...

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  • School Excellence Requires Christian Community

    School Excellence Requires Christian Community

    In my last blog, I wrote about how grace drives excellence. Particularly, I pointed out the importance for the Lutheran educator to strive toward excellence in his craft of teaching. I...

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  • Waiting: November Everyday Faith Calendar

    Waiting: November Everyday Faith Calendar

    There are forty-one days until Thanksgiving, forty-four days until the start of Advent, seventy-one days until Christmas morning, and seventy-eight days until the beginning of the new...

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  • God Redeems and Preserves His Children

    God Redeems and Preserves His Children

    David understood the reality of his own mortality. As king, he represented a people who lived under constant threat from foreign enemies, foes who would gladly have seen the Lord’s...

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  • Responsibility: October Everyday Faith Calendar

    Responsibility: October Everyday Faith Calendar

    “I hope we are going to learn about Jesus!” These were the words my three-year-old, and newly minted preschooler, spoke to me as we chatted about what she might do at school the next...

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  • Knowing God’s Grace, Why Settle For Mediocrity?

    Knowing God’s Grace, Why Settle For Mediocrity?

    Grace impels excellence. St. Paul enjoins the Christians in Colossae, “to do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God our Father through him” (Col. 3:17)....

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  • Focus: September Everyday Faith Calendar

    Focus: September Everyday Faith Calendar

    Back-to-school season feels full of possibilities this year. The possibility that school will feel a little more “normal” this year seems within reach, as some schools shift away from...

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  • The Liturgy of Back-to-School Routines

    The Liturgy of Back-to-School Routines

    In this “Back to School!” time of year, what are your routines? You may be back in school already or preparing for its arrival in the coming weeks. It is this time of year that—whether...

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  • Communication: August Everyday Faith Calendar

    Communication: August Everyday Faith Calendar

    Do you usually write or speak when you communicate with another person? With rapid advances in technology and widespread use of social media, you probably switch back and forth between...

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  • The Power of Recreation

    The Power of Recreation

    In St. Louis, a popular fundraising activity is a trivia night, in which a small group of people competes with similar groups in answering an array of questions from various categories....

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  • July 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    July 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    As a mom to two children under the age of five, I am constantly in the throes of laying groundwork for what I expect and teaching boundaries in a world that doesn’t seem to expect...

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  • Law and Gospel in the Classroom

    Law and Gospel in the Classroom

    The Lutheran school system is a strange place, theologically speaking. It stands in the gap between a world of rules and a world of forgiveness. Following the scriptural insights of...

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  • June 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    June 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar

    My son, who loves to spend time drawing, has a hard time with his drawings not turning out exactly how he envisioned them in his mind. For a long time, he would only spend time drawing...

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  • Teaching Today's Young Musicians with Musical Masters

    Teaching Today's Young Musicians with Musical Masters

    While reading a child’s version of the biography of Johann Sebastian Bach to my students recently, I was struck with how much Bach learned from the “masters.” When practicing and...

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