Dads by Grace

Pete Alwinson
Saturday November 22, 2014

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I am my kids’ dad. I’m not going to lie, to me the title “Dad” is the designation of a high and holy status that when spoken to me by my kids produces heart skipping moments of joy.

A Mother’s Strength

Jessica Thompson
Thursday November 20, 2014

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Being a mother exposes just how weak you really are. The energy and strength to care for children only comes from the Holy Spirit. Your love (alone) for your children won’t be strong enough, your desire (alone) to be a good mom won’t be strong enough, your desire (alone) to raise children who love Jesus won’t be strong enough.

Halloween is Not Important

Jessica Thompson
Tuesday October 28, 2014


To trick-or-treat or not to trick-or-treat­—that is the question. Parents everywhere are weighing the pros and cons of taking part in the impending Halloween holiday. But we need some perspective.

What Drives Us to Live the Way We Live?

Shari Thomas
Friday May 30, 2014


I used to love May with its increasing warmer weather, greening grass and signs of summer right around the corner. I could hardly stick with bedtime routines, wanting the kids to enjoy the lengthening nights, fireflies and the first sounds of crickets.

How To Show Your Teenager You Need Jesus

Zach Van Dyke
Monday February 10, 2014

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A few years ago, I preached on “goodness.” Not because I wanted to, but because we were in a series on the Fruit of the Spirit and I didn’t have a choice.

Goodness?! Really?! Why am I so opposed to goodness? I don’t know. Maybe because for a long time I was so good at being so good but for not so good reasons. But that is not what I want to write about here.

8 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse

Lindsey Holcomb
Monday February 10, 2014

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Justin and I wrote our book, Rid Of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing For Sexual Assault Victims, because it is an important and prevalent issue as 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have been or will be assaulted during their lifetime. Heartbreakingly, many of the victims of this epidemic are children: 15% of those assaulted are under age 12, and 29% are between ages 12 to 17. Girls between the ages of 16 and 19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault. Here are eight ways you as a parent can protect your children from sexual abuse.