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Five Ways to Help Your Child Find Peace When Stressed

As parents, we're often aware of our own stress and the need to take spiritual breaks to deal with it. But sometimes we don't notice the stress our kids are experiencing or understand how to help them deal with it. Here are five ways you can help your kids find peace in their Heavenly Father when they're stressed.

Getting Control of Anger in Your Child

Whether angry at the world, angry at America, or just a psychopath, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner struck out with homicidal anger this past weekend in Tucson. It has become an all too common scene; younger individuals expressing anger by snuffing out the lives of others in public places.

Jesus ... Single Like Me: He Understood Loss

What is God telling you about yourself in regards to loss? Thank you, Lord, that through understanding loss you created a bridge to reach us so that one day we will spend eternity with you in heaven where there is no loss.

10 Things Parents Need to Know about Kids and Divorce

The TV show Jon and Kate Plus 8 has pushed the topic of kids and divorce into the news. I understand the subject only too well because I was 8 years old when my parents divorced...

  • Laura Petherbridge |
  • January 04, 2011 |
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Grace and Grit: Approaching the New Year with Jennifer Rothschild

When a diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa at the age of 15 began robbing her of her sight and her dreams of becoming a commercial artist, nationally-known author Jennifer Rothschild learned firsthand the reality of "walking by faith, not by sight." Recently, Jennifer shared her message of hope with Crosswalk.

  • Deborah J. Thompson |
  • December 28, 2010 |
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Single Moms: Turn to Your Heavenly Father

You're not just a parent; you're also a child whose heavenly Father wants you to pay attention to the girl inside your soul...

Gifts That Mean The Most

Kostroma, Russia. Christmas 2002. I was there that year to complete the adoption of my youngest daughter...

  • Sharon Beth Brani |
  • December 14, 2010 |
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Jesus ... Single Like Me: He Was Grateful

As a single adult, I get so focused on the future that I forget what God has given me now. Jesus lived so much of the lives that we live today as single adults. So how was he grateful for where God had him, in his singleness? And, am I grateful as well?

Letting God fill the “Husband” Void

Would you rather chase after love that may one day let you down? Or will you be content in the arms of the One who lavishes love on you and shows Himself to be faithful in every way?

  • Cindi McMenamin |
  • December 01, 2010 |
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Handling the Holidays During Divorce or Loss

October through December can be an excruciating time of year for those who have experienced a loss. Is there someone you know who may be struggling this year? If so, here are a few practical tips to share.

  • Laura Petherbridge |
  • November 24, 2010 |
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The Single Life: Bible Study, Solo Style

If you choose to study the Bible alone, you get to make all the decisions. What to study, when, where, even why is up to you. The first—and probably the biggest—decision is what to study. Pray for guidance, then consider this: do you want to go with a teacher, a topic, or a territory?

  • Susan Ellingburg |
  • November 17, 2010 |
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The Relational Economy: Identity Theft

If the process of relational discovery costs you your soul, it is too much. You must believe with a stubborn confidence that the you God has made, and is making, is beautiful. You must believe this despite what the failures might tell you. You must believe this despite words to the contrary.

  • Hudson Russell Davis |
  • November 10, 2010 |
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Jesus ... Single Like Me: He Dealt with Temptation

Because Jesus was single like me, he was tempted. He suffered just like we do. He knows what we are going through, and he encourages us each day to stay the course, choosing what is best versus what is now—to learn from our mistakes and to help others in their journey.

Conquering Your Fears

While I enjoy dressing up my baby girl and taking her to the church carnival, I don't enjoy Halloween. I don't like to be afraid...

Autumn: A Season for Letting Go, Making Room

As my daughters and I celebrate the changing seasons, we learn from Him. Our experience of collecting leaves a few years ago highlighted for us the importance of letting go of the old in order to make room for the new.

  • Sharon Beth Brani |
  • October 20, 2010 |
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Solo Zone: When Opportunity Knocks

So maybe not everybody can just go away and leave everything behind. But for one church choir director and organist who is making the most of his season of singleness, taking time off to study in the Old Country can't be beat for real-world immersion in the classicist aesthetic.

Turning Your Pain into Purpose

Is God withholding something from your life? If so, it could be that He is preparing you for ministry - a ministry that will turn the bitter areas of your life into a blessing.

The Single Life: Your Mission (If You Choose to Accept It)

Missions opportunities don't always come wrapped in trips to a foreign territories or as part of organized events. There are any number of things you can do on an as-needed (or "as you can") basis. No passport or special skills required, just an open heart and a willing spirit.

  • Susan Ellingburg |
  • September 29, 2010 |
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Jesus … Single Like Me: Friendships That Don't Lead to Marriage

Should we not be friends with the opposite sex because we are not going to get married? No, this only means we have to have boundaries and communication. When we are open to God and his direction, we are open to the relationships he brings before us. All relationships first start with God and are for God.

  • Kris Swiatocho |
  • September 22, 2010 |
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When You're Desperately Seeking Something

What do you desire that you believe God has withheld from you? More than 100 women have answered for me that question.

  • Cindi McMenamin |
  • September 15, 2010 |
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