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Our kids need humor.  They need to laugh.  Even when our kids were little we would get down on the floor and play.  Our kids loved riding on my back.  I would at times act like a mad dog and growl and run after them.  They would scream and run away, but they would love […]

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I have always been fascinated by the statement that Jesus was “full of grace and truth”.  That is an astounding balance.  Those concepts are not opposites, but are equal parts of the whole of God’s heart. He functions in grace toward us.  He is long-suffering.  He is kind.  He explains and teaches.  He forgives us […]

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It seems to me like we try to have kids grow up too fast.  Kids need to be kids.  They need to have down time and they need unstructured play.  They need freedom to use their imagination. Some parents are off to the races from pre-school. “Let’s get them in advanced classes early and keep […]

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There are lots of ways to describe the same basic concept, The Spirit Filled Life, The Abiding Life, Lordship of Christ.  All of these concepts center around the theme of letting Christ control our thinking and decisions.  Kids need to understand this concept from when they are small. As preschoolers we could talk with our […]

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Love is a word we throw around about our family members, football, and chocolate ice cream.  But we all know true love is something much deeper than chocolate ice cream. Josh McDowell used to say that there are three kinds of love.  Love because:  because we admire something in another person.  Love if:  Love we […]

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When Bev and I were newly weds, friends encouraged us to take a weekend away, by ourselves every year.  Intentional time away, for rest and planning, strengthened our marriage. The weekend started on Friday afternoon and lasted through Sunday afternoon.  During the weekend, Bev and I had a mix of fun, intimacy, good eating, taking […]

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I was embarrassed a couple of weeks ago when a family member told me, that instead of listening to her, I had been reacting to her, and cutting her off in mid-sentence.  She was right, I had gotten in a bad habit, and had to really change my approach. In a family emotions can get […]

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As a young couple we heard about the 10-20-70 plan for finances.  The idea was that 10% goes to God, 20% goes into savings (half of savings is short term for large ticket items, and half is long term for retirement), and you live on the remaining 70%.  It is a simple concept.  It is […]

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In the movie “Les Miserables” Jon Valjean has just gotten out of prison.  On his way home he stays with a priest.  During the night Jon steals the priest’s silver.  The next morning the police bring Jon Valjean to the priests home with the stolen silver. What happens next is incredible.  The police ask the […]

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This website was developed by friends of Dr Henry Brant, a former counselor, speaker, leader and trainer.  It features his life work of helping families.  It is an amazing resource for families and individuals wanting practical help on to how to make life work. http://biblicalcounselingoutreach.com/

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