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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: Faith Scripture Memory Verse

January 10, 2013

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Teaching a child with special needs to memorize Scripture is in many ways like teaching a child any other skill or craft. It often requires an individualized approach. Sometimes hearing a few helpful hints will be enough to support and motivate parents who want to begin teaching their child how to memorize Scripture! Our podcast […]

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Take The Next Step: Joy In Obedience

December 13, 2012

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This month our virture is Joy (“Finding a way to be happy in all circumstances because God loves me”).  Joy can often be found in our obedience to the Lord in the midst of our circumstances.  Here’s something practical that you can do to help your child understand the meaning of joy. Throughout this month, […]

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Take The Next Step: Kindness Scripture Memory

November 13, 2012

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Teaching a child with special needs to memorize Scripture is in many ways like teaching a child any other skill or craft. It often requires an individualized approach. Sometimes hearing a few helpful hints will be enough to support and motivate parents who want to begin teaching their child how to memorize Scripture! Our podcast […]

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Take The Next Step (Building Blocks)

October 5, 2012

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Often we lose control when we don’t get things our own way. By nature we want what we want and we want it now! And, if we don’t get what we want we let everyone know just how unhappy it makes us. To be self-controlled means to have power over your reactions to people and […]

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7 Heavenly Ideas For Teaching Faith At Home

August 9, 2012

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As a parent it can be difficult to teach your children about faith. You may ask yourself, “will my children accept the invitation of Jesus Christ?” or “will they always believe?” Truth is, chances are good that your children will accept the invitation and always believe, if you take the time to foster their faith. […]

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Are Your Children “Under The Influence?”

July 26, 2012

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I recently came across the results of a survey conducted by the Search Institute called, “The Most Significant Religious Influences.”  The focus of the survey was to determine which persons most influenced children in their faith. As someone who teaches a special needs class at our church, I was certain that the results of this survey […]

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What Does God Measure?

July 24, 2012

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You get what you measure. If you want smart children, measure their exposure to information and ideas and their performance on tests or progress on an IEP.  If you want athletes, evaluate how committed they are to physical training and how well they perform in sporting events.  If you want relational children, determine how connected they […]

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How We Define Our Children

July 17, 2012

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Maybe some of you are like me.  Raised in a Christian home where I often felt defined by what I didn’t do.  Don’t lie, don’t swear, don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t hang around other boys who do was how I defined myself for the most part. To no surprise, I find that in my […]

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