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Leaving a Legacy: The Power of History on the Hearts of Boys

Read Time: 3 Minutes 36 Seconds Until recently, boys grew up emulating real-life heroes who seemed larger than life. Coonskin caps and six-shooters were the uniforms of boyhood. Boys were enthralled with tales about Daniel Boone, John Glenn and Davy Crockett....
How The Church’s Silence Is Hurting Young People

How The Church’s Silence Is Hurting Young People

Read Time: 4 Minutes 42 Seconds For the last 40 years, with rare exception, I have been teaching in (and leading) ministry schools on a weekly basis, having the joy and privilege of pouring into the next generation of leaders. I now spend five days a month in Texas,...

Intentionally Raising a Godly Generation

Intentionally Raising a Godly Generation

Debbie put her faith in Christ at age 11. In fact, her whole family met Jesus at just about the same time. As her parents began growing in their faith, they nurtured growth in their children as well. Family Bible reading, prayer and talking about God’s leading in...

A Mother’s Divine Calling

A Mother’s Divine Calling

Mother's Day—a day celebrated annually in the United States on the second Sunday of May. Starting after the death of her beloved mother in 1905, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother's Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. After many...

5 Lessons From 48 Valentines Together

5 Lessons From 48 Valentines Together

This year my husband, Greg, and I celebrate our 48th Valentine's Day as a married couple. After being married that long, you realize that neither you nor your husband are the same person you were initially.Greg often says, "I've been married to five women, a different...

Let Your Ceiling Become Their Floor

Let Your Ceiling Become Their Floor

There is a reason parents have the responsibility they have. Whenever parental authority is given by God, it is important for that child or children to honor and value who their parents are. The goal of parenting is to represent our Father in heaven and disciple our...

Can You Love the Holidays…when You Love a Prodigal?

Can You Love the Holidays…when You Love a Prodigal?

Holidays—especially Christmas—are often painful for anyone who loves a prodigal.Dena and Tom Yohe certainly experienced that. Their years on a prodigal journey covered many holidays. Tension and conflict often prevailed. If the prodigal is home, emotional...

When Foster Care Reform Meets Mrs. Universe 2022

When Foster Care Reform Meets Mrs. Universe 2022

When Tori was 17 years old, she was invited to stand on a stage at a gala for foster care and hold a sign. She could choose anything for the sign to say and her sign said, "Stop stereotyping me." People would walk by and cry as they stared at her sign. That's when God...

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