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How to Pray 8 Keys to Answered Prayer

How to Pray: 8 Keys to Answered Prayer

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Reading Time: 8 minutesLearning from the Lord’s Prayer There are lots of unanswered questions about prayer. But, perhaps the easiest question to answer about prayer is how to pray. Asking how to pray is a good place to start. Even Jesus’ disciples, His closest followers, asked Him to teach them to pray. In response, Jesus gave them what […]

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How to Overcome Fear So You Can Thrive

How to Overcome Fear So You Can Live to Thrive [Video]

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Reading Time: 1 minuteI’m often asked how to overcome fear. Fear is a common problem. It often stands in the way of reaching personal goals in the areas of faith, relationships and work. I’ve had times in my life where I wanted to trust God rather than my own wisdom. I gave in to fear, and took a […]

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Benefits of Nature that Help Your Child Thrive

4 Benefits of Nature that Help Your Child Thrive

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Reading Time: 3 minutesFamily adventures in the great outdoors are an American summertime tradition. It’s an ideal time for dads to introduce their kids to the wonders and benefits of nature. While my kids are on their summer break from school, I’ve taken the opportunity to take them out for some trout fishing at the lake a few […]

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Simple Ways Dads Can Growth Their Childs Faith

4 Simple Ways Dads Can Grow Their Child’s Faith

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Reading Time: 4 minutesDads who invest in growing their child’s faith increase their child’s chances of having a thriving faith as adults. A thriving faith increases your child’s chances of being an adult with high life satisfaction, a happy marriage and good health. Children’s spiritual development is often left up to moms. If children attend church or have […]

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Teach Your Child Generosity

3 Simple Steps to Teach Your Child the Power of Generosity

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Reading Time: 3 minutesGenerosity doesn’t develop naturally. It’s learned. Who better to teach it than a child’s parents? If have a child, you know what it’s like to have your child defend their favorite toy from other kids by grabbing it and screaming, “Mine!” As a conscientious parent, you apologize and encourage your child to share. But children […]

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Summer volunteering

Put Your Kids’ Faith to Work with Summer Volunteering

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Reading Time: 4 minutesAs you’re planning your child’s summer break from school, you may be facing some challenges. Options for keeping kids entertained for the summer sometimes come at a cost. The cost may not be worth the investment. And, for your teenager, finding a summer job may be impossible. You might consider encouraging your child to volunteer. […]

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7 Signs You're Not Trustworthy

7 Signs You’re Not Trustworthy

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Reading Time: 3 minutesWe all want to be trusted. But there are traits that can make a person untrustworthy. One of those traits is gossip. I’ve done this, and maybe you have too. You’ve shared a concern about another person with someone as a way to connect. “Hey, did you notice she’s been showing up late a lot, […]

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Priceless Mother's Day Gifts from Dad to Mom

7 Priceless Mother’s Day Gifts from Dad to Mom

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat a mother wants most for a Mother’s Day gift may not be  a card and flowers. The gifts we give from the heart… The gifts that require personal effort, sacrifice and commitment… The gifts we can’t buy from Hallmark or at the local florist… These are the gifts that mean the most.  These gifts are priceless. If […]

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3 Extraordinary Miracles You Can Pray for Today

3 Extraordinary Miracles You Can Pray for Today

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Reading Time: 7 minutesWhen people want nothing less than a miracle, they often turn to prayer. Champions of prayer often encourage people to pray for miracles. But what they get, often isn’t what they expect. When that happens, doubt creeps in, and our prayer loses its power and passion. My parents taught me to pray when I was […]

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Take Time Off Why You Need to Stop Working

Take Time Off! Why You Need to Stop Working

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Reading Time: 3 minutesYou might be burned out on work, or love your work. In either case, you may be working too much. Overwork has damaging effects on the quality of your faith, relationships and work. You need to stop working to thrive. Some people complain about being overworked. Some people wear it as a badge of honor. […]

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