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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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No Regret Parenting

My husband John and I are baby boomers.  During World War II, my parents worked in the aircraft industry in California and returned home to Arkansas to build their new home and life.  As their dreams unfolded, I turned out to be an only child and the object of their affection. Growing up, I was…

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As For Me and My House

Instilling the Same Passion in Your Children

The people of Israel had entered the Promised Land. They had been delivered from slavery in Egypt. Yet, despite God’s faithfulness, the people still wavered between their worship of God and the false idols of the nations around them. Joshua was now 110 years old, and close to death. He had a final message for…

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Tweens with Purpose

Remember back when you were in middle school? Remember those days when nothing went right? Your best friend decided that she was someone else’s best friend, your math teacher gave a pop quiz, and one look in the mirror showed you had developed a giant zit on the end of your nose. Life in middle…

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Heartbeat

Making God's purposes your own

What are God’s purposes? This foundational question sets the course for all Christian families. His purpose is the glory of His name in every nation and in every generation through the redemption of sinful people by His Son, Jesus. Simply, God’s methods for accomplishing this purpose on the earth are threefold. First, that His people…

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When Chaos Abounds

The secret to being still

Chaos abounds. We are tempted to give in and allow it to define us. Before long, the invisible nametag we are wearing reads, “Hello, my name is Overscheduled. Unorganized Disaster. Burnt Out. __________.” You fill in the blank. Surviving the day-to-day necessities of life feels like a feat all in itself. Forget about attempting anything…

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Adjusting Focus

Viewing Life and Circumstances Through the Right Lenses

A few years ago, I was running around like mad, trying to do all the things that a typical suburban mom was supposed to do. My eldest son Jason, a first-grader, was in school during the week, practiced piano an hour every day and participated in sports activities on top of that. In addition, he…

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For You and Your Children

Lessons from the story of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Who is your God?  Several times, God identified Himself as “the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob”. Not, God of the sun, moon and stars, God of mercy, grace and forgiveness or the only true God. He was all of those things, but the identity of the nation of Israel was wrapped up in the…

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Multigenerational_parenting

Embracing Your Multi-Generational Legacy

Parenting for the Generations to Come

The mission of parenting is overwhelming. As a father of seven, sometimes I feel like my wife and I have all we can do to simply “get through” each day. It is so easy to lose sight of why God created our families! God has given you children so that you might do all in…

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Curbing the “I Want” Syndrome

Replacing Selfish Desires with Sacrificial Ones

I live in a house with three sons, 10 years old and younger, which means that our home is a veritable museum for all things Star Wars. Lego minifigures of Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader appear perched in all manner of random places, and we have enough Star Wars-related books, lightsabers, and DVDs scattered throughout…

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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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