How to Pray for Your Child

Written by Barbara Deatherage, Elementary Ministry Leader for Stonebriar Community Church When I think about praying for our kids as they go back to school, so many things pop into my mind. I can pray for: Good grades Good study habits Good behavior with teachers and friends Good friends But I wonder if this is […]

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Can We Know Our Kids’ Spiritual Gifts?

Written by Barbara Deatherage, Elementary Ministry Leader for Stonebriar Community Church When my four kids were little, my husband and I liked to try to figure out what their spiritual gifts might be. Two of them seemed to be really easy to discover. Melody was our outgoing, persuasive (bossy) child. By the end of elementary […]

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Out of the Nest

One month from today we will watch our youngest child walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma. Then 41 days later we will wave goodbye to him as he heads off to California for US Marines basic training. This is not the way I thought I would find myself in the empty […]

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What’s Bad About a Strong Will?

You’ve probably heard the same conversations about strong-willed children that I have heard. Don’t those conversations give you the impression that a strong will is a curse both to the child and to the parents? But is it really a curse? Thinking back about our own children, we were completely convinced that our oldest son, […]

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