When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned: Explaining “God’s Plan”

Written by Dave Carl, Family Ministry Pastor at Stonebriar Community Church   As a species, we humans are an optimistic group. We build for the future with vigor. When something goes terribly wrong, we usually brush ourselves off and rebuild because we tend to believe things will be better going forward. Occasionally, we experience a […]

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Learning to Like Your Kids

Written by guest author Katie Hayes, Boy Mom, Homeschooling Mom, and Public Relations Specialist   I think we can all agree that there are times when we LOVE our children, but maybe don’t LIKE our children. I won’t lie to you, it’s a bit weird to admit this in public, but I have caught myself […]

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Pathway Through the Wilderness of Summer

Written by Christine Clark, Ministry Leader for Family Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church   I have heard this conversation more than once in the last couple weeks… Mom A says, “Hi Mom B, I haven’t seen you in a few weeks, how’s your summer going?” Mom B replies, “We’re making it.” Mom A nods her […]

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How to Connect with Your Teen This Summer

Written by Nathan Kocurek, Associate Pastor Student Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church   The weird thing about teenagers… Let me start over—one of the weird things about teenagers is how self-contradictory they are. For example… Non-conformity conformity Knowing everything without knowing anything Never making food but always hungry Loving their dog while ignoring their dog […]

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