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6 Tips for Motivating your Child to Learn

Photo by Юлія Дубина on Unsplash Some children just naturally love to learn, they’re easy to teach because they soak up information like a sponge. They beg you to teach them math and reading and more. Other children don’t gravitate to learning on their own. They’re...

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Help Your Child Learn to Persevere in Tough Times

Photo by Samuel Scrimshaw on Unsplash The years 2020 through 2021 have been a difficult season for all of us collectively. No one has been immune from the challenges. This pandemic and the ensuing quarantining, life changes, and stress have had an impact on everyone....

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8 Proven Tips for a Successful Homeschool Transition

Photo by Juliane Liebermann on Unsplash With COVID fears and our current world situation, there have been numerous families making the choice to homeschool for the first time over the last year.  The National Home Education Research Institute ( gives...

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The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ Self-Control

We need self-control to grow in our faith and keep ourselves from sin . . . it's essential in our walk with the Lord. Many other religions besides Christianity teach the concept of self-control. But unlike other religions, Christians have the help of the Holy Spirit...

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The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ GENTLENESS

Photo by Bill Fairs on Unsplash Gentleness or meekness does not mean being weak or a doormat like so many seem to think! Rather it's a humble strength that comes from learning to lean on God and acknowledging that you need Him. It's the opposite of pride. I'm excited...

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The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ FAITHFULNESS

The root word of faithfulness is ‘faith’. Faith is the belief or conviction that God is in control and is worthy of our trust, that He is working things out for our good. Faith is essential in the Christian life. The good news is that faithfulness, which includes...

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The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ GOODNESS

God is good! He is the only One who is really good, through and through. But God says in Galatians 5:22-23 that the fruit of the Spirit is goodness, so that means that with God’s help we can also be good. But what does it really mean to be good? Goodness is defined by...

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The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ KINDNESS

Photo by Mei-Ling Mirow on Unsplash If your family has more than one child, you've probably encountered sibling conflict. Siblings spend a lot of time together, and because they're children, they're still learning about how to get along and resolve conflict. It can be...

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The Fruit of the Spirit Series ~ Patience

A great way to help your children build godly character is to study the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 with them. Let's continue this series on the fruit of the Spirit with a brief look at patience. Patience is a character quality that many of us struggle...

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