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    Legacy

    By: Nicole O’Dell

    But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children. Psalm 103:17 ESV

    My grandpa was the closest thing to Jesus that ever walked this planet, as far as I’m concerned. One thing I’ve always said, and always heard others say is, “Harold Carter never said a bad word about another soul.” I heard that over and over while he was alive, and countless time since he passed. His legacy.

    How do we want our kids to remember us?… continue reading

    Oops, I Did It Again! Learning to Control your Tongue

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    iStock 000015452084Small 90 300x92 LegacyDo you ever find yourself losing it and venting on a loved one in the heat of the moment? Maybe you are stressed and dealing with a lot on your plate and someone says something that is the last straw for you.  You blow up, you lash out, you speak hurtful words.  Later when you cool down, you wish you could take back those hurtful words you said.

    In James 3:2 it states “we all make many mistakes, but those who control their tongues can also control themselves in every other way.”  Why is it that something so small can do so much damage? In James it goes on to say in verses 9-10 that “sometimes it (our tongue) praises our Lord and Father and sometimes it breaks out into curses against those who have been made in the image of God.  And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth.… continue reading

    3 Things to Plan For in the New Year

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    By Steve Repak, the On Family Money Matters Column

    Proverbs 24:27 (NLT) “Do your planning and prepare your fields before building your house’.

    The Bible says we should not worry about tomorrow, but it also tells us that we should plan for it. Planning is probably not the way you want to celebrate the holidays, but please consider at least reviewing three areas of your finances while you have some free time. Make some time a day or two after Christmas because before you know it, you will be super busy again in the New Year.

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    1.  Plan to RETIRE!!!

    Food, housing, clothes, cars, healthcare, etc. If you think a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk is expensive now, can you imagine how much it is going to cost 20 years from now? As the cost of living increases, you will need more retirement money later to pay for it.… continue reading

    Abortion Robs Motherhood

    By Claire Culwell, the On Life Column

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    While I was delivering my miracle baby in February of 2013, George Tiller’s well known late-term abortion facility announced that it would be reopening. I was giving life and they were making plans to take the lives of innocent lives just like my sweet daughter. When I got home and read the news, I was too tired and sleep deprived to even acknowledge what was happening. The best thing I could do was focus on the precious little life God has so graciously given me to love, protect and enjoy. She’s over a year old now and I am traveling again; I have had time to think and do some research.

    I was surprised as I did my research at what was said about Tiller’s clinic reopening. One of his former employees that worked with him before Tiller was murdered, Julie Burkhart, opened and is now running Tiller’s former clinic.… continue reading

    Teens Need Role Models. . .Not Idols

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    By Ann-Margret Hovsepian, Creative Connections column

    American Idol, Canadian Idol, Popstars, Pop Idol, X-Factor, and Australian Idol. . . Notice anything strange about the titles of some of these shows, where people compete to become the next great star? Even when the word “idol” is blinking in neon lights, most North Americans are in complete denial that idol worship is just as rampant in so-called civilized parts of the world as in countries where people literally bow down to statues and religious symbols.

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    We know that in the Ten Commandments, God clearly warned against having idols. But have we forgotten what an idol is? Do your kids know what the word means? Challenge your child or teen to identify idols that people have today. Some examples include money, clothes, and popularity. What other examples can they give of things people worship?… continue reading

    Leading by Example: Showing Teens How to Be Real

    By Lyn ParkerOn Mentoring Teens Column

    ARE YOU LEADING BY EXAMPLE?

    This past week I had the opportunity to show the youth I work with that it is okay to pursue something even if you aren’t really sure it’s the path God has for you. I wanted to further my education, so I began the process of enrolling in an online university. Over the days that followed, I didn’t feel at peace about my decision. Things lined up well enough, but I just had this nagging feeling that caused me to be restless about what I had chosen to do. I knew I had to do something different and head in a different direction than what I was doing, so I withdrew from the online program. God’s peace overwhelmed me and it was as though a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.

    What does all that have to do with our teens and being real?… continue reading

    Helping Choose Your Child’s Spouse

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    By Nate Stevens, Preparing Teens for Marriage column

    Finding your own compatible, committed, lifelong spouse is tough enough – helping your children find their “helpmeets” takes deeper parental involvement and divine intervention.

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    With a divorce rate hovering around fifty percent, approximately half of all parents experience disappointment with their initial (and possibly, subsequent) mate selection. Add to that depressing number the few married couples who are living an abundant, fulfilling life together, where they actually enjoy each other and model appropriate marriage behavior to their children, and you can see the relational challenge kids face.

    When my marriage fell apart, I was determined to help my kids avoid what I experienced. I wanted to better position or equip my children in ways I never was. So I started writing down some lessons for them that I had learned along the way.… continue reading

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