Archive from July, 2011
26 Jul, 2011

Two Years Ago…

Two Years Ago…

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.   On July 26, 2009- Two years ago today, God heard my cry for help. In fact, God knew in advance that […]

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22 Jul, 2011

Creating an Atmosphere of Worship at Home

Creating an Atmosphere of Worship at Home

Psalm 8:1-2 The Message (MSG) 1 God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name. 2 Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you; toddlers shout the songs That drown out enemy talk, and silence atheist babble. There’s nothing sweeter or more powerful than when children worship the Lord. How can we raise our children to worship God? […]

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14 Jul, 2011

All That Hard Work For Nothing

All That Hard Work For Nothing

Our wheels are always turning. We build homes and businesses. We wake up early, go to bed late, and do our best to keep up. We create. Attempt to innovate. But in spite of all of our great intentions and hard work, sometimes we end up flat. Why is that? Solomon tells us what all […]

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13 Jul, 2011

Our Family’s Favorite Chore Chart

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Our Family’s Favorite Chore Chart

Do you have a difficult time getting your kids to do chores? My oldest daughters, ages 8 and 5 get distracted so easily when it’s time to clean up. Go figure. They have long attention spans for lots of things, but straightening up around the house isn’t one of them. I’ve tried a lot of […]

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12 Jul, 2011

Christmas in July- Stocking Up.

Christmas in July- Stocking Up.

Christmas in July There’s still 8 weeks left before school starts here in MN, but the school supplies are already out. As soon as the 4th of July is over, “Back-to-School” begins. Something else that tends to happen in stores in July. Toys. Go. On. Clearance. Stores are making room for the new fad items […]

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12 Jul, 2011

Top 10 Reasons We’re Using Tru(Story) for 2011-2012 for K-5

Top 10 Reasons We’re Using Tru(Story) for 2011-2012 for K-5

This year, I am excited to use this curriculum for kids grades K-5 at Oak Hills Church this Fall. Here are 10 things that I am looking forward to: 1. It is geared for Large Group/ Small Group setup. We already do this, so it’s a great fit. 2. Each Bible Story emphasizes God as […]

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