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    When Should Kids Receive Awards? By Sue Badeau

    With summer days ticking away and school days on the horizon, this is a great time to share Sue Badeau’s article about how to really encourage, praise, and award your kids. And, as the mother of 22 kids, Sue should know!

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    Growing Up

    2 Peter 3:18 – Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.

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    Stars, Stripes, and Freedom

    Tears. I couldn’t swipe them away fast enough. We stood in the Chicago airport, watching as recent Naval recruits said goodbye to their families. “We only had four days before

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    Tide Fool

    What I read, hand shading the gold glint of the ocean, is my scribbled pocket book of hope.   A smooth cold rock turns in my hand, like the chorus

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    As the deer pants for water. . .

       From the psalmist we read: As the deer pants for streams of water,so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I

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Growing Up

Blond Boy Crying

2 Peter 3:18 – Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. Eighteen month old boys are so fun. Most of the time. I remember when my little guy was that age. He kept us laughing as he tried to teach himself

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Tide Fool

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What I read, hand shading the gold glint of the ocean, is my scribbled pocket book of hope.   A smooth cold rock turns in my hand, like the chorus of a secret sacred song.   The bench I watch the west from is a pew to the wide sky and white caps.   What I negotiate here, what I

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