Becoming the Wonderer

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I heard once that the ancient Jews would sometimes wait up to two years or more to name their children so that the name would match their personality. I have no idea if this is actually true or not, but for the purpose of this … Read More

Surviving Family Roadtrips

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Our family likes to road trip. Over the past few years we’ve taken a bunch and, I believe, have gained a lot of wisdom in the art of long-haul survival. (Bear Grylls should shoot an episode from inside our van!) A few years ago, we drove … Read More

4 Ways to Help Lonely Kids

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Our second son is currently in grade 4, going into grade 5, and he is experiencing some of the same challenges with friends that his older brother had at that age. What is it about those grades? Maybe it’s because kids at that age are … Read More

Protecting Purity in Kids Workshop

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Protecting Purity in Kids was a workshop Pastor Thom did this winter. It is intended to help parents understand their children’s sexual development, give tips for talking to them about sex and tools to keep their kids safe online.  

Five Blogs About Online Safety

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Occasionally it is worthwhile to get a sampling of great material from around the blogosphere to help parents. Here are five websites and blogs that will help you to get up to speed on some important information about online safety for kids. 5 Things about Love Every … Read More