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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Coming attractions!

Greetings friends! First of all, a great thanks to everyone who's been tuning in and reading along with the blog! We've had three series running right now from Dave Fetterman, Jim Gilchrist, and yours truly, and it's been great to read all of them! Thanks for hanging out! Starting next week, we're going to kick off three new series: Ed Sutter is going to be writing a series for parents titled:…

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Celebration

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. (Philippians 4:4, NRSV) We live in a dangerous and frightening world. Rejoicing and celebration are seldom words that come to mind when we read the daily headlines, examples of which include: “Israel deploys soldiers after deadly Palestinian attacks” “Obama warns Afghanistan fragile, will leave 5,500 U.S. troops” “Turks, Kurds trade blame for bombings”…

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Bible Jazz

About a year or so ago, I realized that I was living a frantic life and I desperately wanted to slow down. What really caught my attention was that music was becoming a background noise for me, and not something that I intentionally sat down and enjoyed like I used to. So Sarah purchased a record player for me. I absolutely love it! You can’t take the record player in the car with you. You can’t put…

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