Dichotomy (Will Hignett)

A dichotomy confronts Christians. We are made in God’s image and are "made a little lower than God", yet at the same time, we are the dust of the earth. We are capable of great things. With God’s grace, we can assist in building God’s kingdom and bring love into our daily lives in significant ways. But as we get older, we are reminded that we are dust and so easily fail ourselves and fail …

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Is your kid normal?

Last week we talked about the importance of building strong networks to support your children as they grow. It’s a simple thing that any parent can do, and in my opinion, is one of the many markers of strong parenting. Sometimes when a parent invites me into their family’s support network to discuss something that’s going on or has happened in their child’s life, there’s a sense of doubt. “Do I really need…

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Something to Peruse (Cassandra Millis)

In college, my go-to joke whenever I was working on homework was “this would be so much easier if I could read.” You can decide if my roommate was being sweet or an enabler by always laughing at that. Another phrase I liked to put at the top of all of my papers was: Words are hard. I’d have been trying to write something and those words grace my computer screen before hopefully being erased and r…

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Generosity (Will Hignett)

Whatever generous urges that I have are greatly influenced by my parents and by my wife. In my adult life I also was attracted to and inspired by the generosity of Joseph, a man I encountered regularly while visiting my uncle in a nursing home. My uncle had developed fast progressing Alzheimer’s and it was a trying and sad experience to see this wonderful man disappearing and shrinking almost d…

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It Takes a Village

So you want your kids to be amazing, and why they already are! I begin here for a few reasons. First, and most practically, the beginning of any task is the best place to lay a road map, so we’ll talk a bit about where we’ll go over the next 5 weeks together. Second, after working with kids, parents and families for the past 10 years I have often found myself thinking, “If only they knew this soone…

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