Plugged In

In many ways, this week’s conversation is an easy segue from last week’s. Something has stormed its way into your kids’ world that I can guarantee wasn’t a part of the world of your childhood: Media, Media, Media. Not to say that you didn’t have a favorite TV show, or a favorite band or that the movie theater wasn’t your hangout – but it’s irrefutable that access to and consumption of media is at an all-time hig…

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A Grammatical God (Cassandra Millis)

There are two groups of people who get antsy about the use of the name “Yahweh.” One group are Jewish believers who believe that name is too holy to be spoken and will henceforth replace it with “Adonai” which is a lower name of lord (think the tenth day of Christmas.) The second group are students who aren’t super confident about the imperfect verb tense because that’s pretty much what we’re talking about…

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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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