August 2015

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A Litany on Psalm 139

One: You know, God, when I sit and when I stand.

All: God, you know me so well! more

07/30/2015 at 02:14 pm

Where in God’s World is Austria?

Fascinating Facts about Austria

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This landlocked country in central Europe is home to 8 million people and is a little smaller than the state of Maine. About a fourth of the people live in the capital city of Vienna. more

07/30/2015 at 02:13 pm

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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

Where in God’s World is Niger?

Fascinating Facts about Niger

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This African country is home to about 14 million people. It’s the largest country in West Africa, about twice the size of Texas. About 80 percent of Niger’s landmass is covered by the Sahara desert.

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06/26/2015 at 07:24 am

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June Conversation Starters

What are the things our family does to help care for God’s creation? Why is it important to do those things?

Are there things we could be doing differently to help take better care of creation? What would help us do those things?

What’s your favorite part of God’s creation (place, animal, weather, etc.)? Why is that your favorite?

What’s one thing you personally will do this week to be a better creation caretaker?

06/03/2015 at 09:46 am

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God Created Everything

Plan a family outdoor activity, such as a hike, this month. Before you leave, do this litany together. Then during your outing make a list of some of the things you see that God created and the days they were created in the creation story from Genesis 1 (for example, a bluebird, day 5). When you return home, place your list in your family Bible at Genesis 1 and repeat together the prayer at the end of this litany. more

06/03/2015 at 09:44 am

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7 Super Family-Faith Builders

by Karen M. Leet

Sometimes things get tough for our families. Maybe one family member is having problems, and everyone feels the stress. Or maybe something happens that hurts the whole family. God can and will help us get through these difficult times and strengthen our families. The next time your family is facing a hard challenge, try some of these family faith builders.

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04/30/2015 at 09:31 am

Where in God’s World?

Fascinating Facts about Papua New Guinea

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This island country north of Australia is home to around 7 million people. Paupua New Guinea is the eastern part of an island known as New Guinea, which is one of the largest islands in the world. The other half of the island is controlled by Indonesia. The island is named after the African country of Guinea. more

04/30/2015 at 09:07 am

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Getting Along

Read Colossians 3:12-17

One: Living in a family can be hard sometimes.

All: We don’t always get along.

One: Sometimes we are impatient and get frustrated with our family. more

04/30/2015 at 08:48 am

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Family Worship Center for Easter

Easter is the most important day of the year for Christians, and it’s worth celebrating at home as well as in church! Create a small worship center for your family and use it on Easter Day and during the week after Easter. more

03/31/2015 at 01:30 pm

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