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Journal entries focus on the heart and motivation for World Christian parenting. Monthly articles written by key authors and ministry leaders offer wisdom and inspiration as you disciple your children and pursue intentionality in the midst of family life. Additional thoughts and devotionals written by Weave team members encourage you to draw near to Jesus for wisdom, strength, and grace as you navigate everyday realities and encounter situations you don’t feel equipped to deal with. Enlarge your vision for what God can do with ordinary families whose hearts and lives are yielded to Him.

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God’s Glory, My Child

Can my child understand the greatness of God?

Parents who accept the biblical mandate to be the primary faith trainers in the lives of their children often face a common obstacle. How do we impress the glory and complexity of such a great God on the hearts of our children? Can they even understand His glory? The short answer is yes, in a…

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Children in His Story Part 4

Once boys and girls understand and embrace God’s heart and purposes for the peoples of the world, most are eager to participate in God’s work. Because their enthusiasm is contagious, children find it easy to enlist others to join them. Here are two examples of children mobilizing other believers. THE YEAR WAS 2010. THE PLACE…

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Teaching Spiritual Grit

Do you teach the virtue of spiritual grit in your home? I am not suggesting that your children put sand in their shoes or that you neglect sweeping your floor. Grit is determination in the face of obstacles, an unrelenting spirit, and a steadfast focus on a desired outcome. Faith-filled spiritual grit means even more.…

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A Push Out of the Comfort Zone

Faith is a children’s worker at her local church in Nigeria. She loves the Lord and has a great passion for teaching children about Jesus. One day she invited David, a mission mobilizer, to share about unreached peoples with her class. Using a colouring book that depicted children from many different cultures, David taught the…

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Children in His Story Part 3

If you asked Mary Jones to share her greatest wish, her response would be clear: “I want a Bible of my very own, in my own language.” What Mary did not know was how God would use her desire and determination to pave the way for people in many cultures to read God’s Word in…

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Off to a Good Start

About 15 years ago I wrote an article about Rachel and her participation on five mission trips. In trip photos, Rachel was always smiling and serving alongside the other team members. She helped her mother cook meals for the team and entertained a young child whose parents were leading a Bible study for the villagers.…

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Setting the Course

It was spring in Malawi. The skies were the bluest I had ever seen, and the trees just as green. We were en route to visit a family who had caught a glimpse of God’s heart for the nations, and I was blown away by our discovery. We walked into the home of the Kachala…

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Missions With Kids? No Way!

Before kids, I believed cross-cultural service was an essential, life-altering experience. But as soon as my first sweet baby came along, I decided my traveling days were over. I refused to expose my daughter to strange illnesses, dangerous environments, or take her far away from her doting grandparents. Life outside my comfort zone with children…

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