Mother and Son: What’s your story?

Mother and Son: What’s your story?

I’ve been mother and son with Ethan for nearly 15 years. He has always been my most tender-hearted and strong-willed child, more so as he’s come into his teenaged years. He is consistently “bucking the system” and asserting his authority by pushing boundaries we’ve firmly placed in front of him. Plainly speaking, our family has experienced a great deal of emotions over the past year as we’ve stepped into the process of molding Ethan into a man who will change the world for good and God. What…

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Wise Guys: Building the next generation of godly men

Wise Guys: Building the next generation of godly men

For guys, more than ever, it’s a confusing world. Your GPS doesn’t offer any maps showing how to get to the point of wisdom — and who likes asking for directions anyway? Wise guys give you that guidance you need. The answers may be all around you, in the form of guys you already know. Wise guys. More experienced guys. Better-traveled guys. Could there be ways to tap into their invaluable knowledge without enduring dull lectures or taking pages of notes?…

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Hunting Hope: you can’t find light without darkness

Hunting Hope: you can’t find light without darkness

This post/review about Hunting Hope was written by my 12-year-old daughter, Mary. By having her assist me with this review, it was my hope that she would really dig deep into her emotions and share some of that with you today. What I found is that she is not ready to dive so far down. However, she has opened up with me about so many things in the past few months, I am confident she will share her stories with…

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The League and the Lantern inspires my middle schooler to read

The League and the Lantern inspires my middle schooler to read

One of the coolest things about being a mom is watching my children learn to love reading as much as I did as a child. Mary reads constantly; her brothers, on the other hand, read only when they are forced to. Despite multiple trips to the library, and encouraging them to discover a series they love, they manage to turn most of our time spent there into a celebrity death match. So, when a book was delivered to my doorstep, they didn’t think much…

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