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What Do You Call Him?

October 17, 2016

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Understanding the names of God helps us to relate to Him as the dynamic being that He is because every name of God expresses some aspect of the attributes of God.  As a parents of boys on the autism spectrum the name that I have called on the most over the years is Jehovah Jireh. […]

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5 Creative Prayer Ideas For Kids With Special Needs

October 12, 2016

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I just finished Mark Batterson’s book, “Praying Circles Around Your Children.”  Pastor Mark teaches about how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, turn your family circle into a prayer circle, and discover your child’s life themes. And he not only tells you how, he illustrates why. Here’s 5 […]

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Worn Out

October 2, 2016

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Today’s been a long day.  My son had a meltdown.  The air conditioner quit running.  The “splat splat splat” sound I’m hearing is from water leaking in thru our roof on this rainy day.  “Count it all joy…”  Not today.  My “joy scale” has been tipped in the wrong direction.   The psalmist who penned […]

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September 2015 Character Trait: Faith

September 1, 2015

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Our Christ-like character-trait for this month is: faith Faith is: “Trusting in God and His promises.” Our Scripture memory verse is:  “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and promises of what we do not see.” Heb.11:1 Our bible story is: Moses and the Red Sea Here’s a short video of our story […]

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April 2015 Character Trait: Being Grateful

March 26, 2015

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Our Christ-like character-trait for this month is being: grateful Grateful is: “Showing appreciation for something.” Our Scripture memory verse is:  “Jesus is not here. Jesus is alive!  Matt.28:6 Our bible story is:  the Easter Story Here’s a kids video of the Easter story in case you needs a little refresher. Here are some ideas that […]

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Unique

October 31, 2014

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Our character lesson for November 2014 is: Unique. Unique: “Something or someone that’s one of a kind!”   We’ll spend this month helping our kids and teens to learn that they are one of a kind…made in the image of God. Our bible story is:  Gideon. Here’s a link to review Gideon’s story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xawbxc7wezM The part […]

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Putting The Pieces Together

May 7, 2014

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Parenting a child with a disability or chronic illness is hard work. It will most likely be the hardest work we will encounter in our lives. Keeping up with the research alone is a job that could swallow a person alive. Add to that negotiating daily life—trips to the grocery store (disruption of routine), doing […]

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The One Gift Every Child Needs

May 1, 2014

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Have you ever wondered what could be the greatest gift you could ever give to your child?  Maybe you’ve asked the question a different way – using different words. Or, maybe you made a statement about what you ‘want’ for your child in his/her life. Maybe you’ve wondered what you can ‘do’ for your child […]

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4 Ideas For Teaching Prayer To Kids With Special Needs

February 25, 2014

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When it comes to teaching children with special needs about prayer, I get excited, because it’s one way of helping them to develop and enjoy a fulfilling relationship with God. I think kids need to understand the simplicity of prayer.  To be honest, I think that’s a lesson that even adults need to learn.  Prayer […]

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Take The Next Step: Scripture Memory

February 19, 2014

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Psalm 119:11 – “Your Word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. NASB” This one verse is probably the single most often-utilized verse people turn to when they think about why they should memorize Scripture. This verse gets to the heart of Scripture memory, but how does this apply […]

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