July 2015

Competition

We want this issue to help children examine their motives for competing and the role of competition in
their lives.

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For your neighbors

* Help a neighbor with an outdoor chore, like pulling weeds or taking trash cans or recycling to the curb.

* Organize a game for the kids in your neighborhood to play together.

* Ask a family member to go with you to visit a neighbor who might be lonely.

* Pray for a new family in your neighborhood.

06/29/2015 at 07:15 am

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HELPING KIDS BE GOOD SPORTS FOR GOD

Competition seems to be a natural element of our make-up as humans, and it’s a huge part of our culture. We compete for jobs—and parking spaces. We spend hours glued to TVs watching our favorite sports teams or “reality” music, dance, or cooking competitions. We enroll our kids in sports leagues and music lessons and push them to do their best at all times. And that’s only the beginning! more

06/26/2015 at 07:26 am

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THE LIST: 7 KEYS TO KEEPING COMPETITION IN CHECK

by Gayle Veitenheimer

So competition—good or bad? It all depends on how we respond, doesn’t it? Wanting to win is fine. But if we let the desire to win become more important than our values—like being kind and honest—we’re not really winning at all. Here are some strategies to help keep competitiveness under control. more

06/26/2015 at 07:46 am

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The List

8 Awesome Ways To Explore Creation

by Karen M. Leet

God created an amazing world for us! Here are some ideas for ways you can explore, protect, and learn more about it. After you read these, come up with your own list of other ideas! more

06/03/2015 at 11:24 am

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