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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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When A Child Prevails in Prayer

Have you ever spent your whole life praying for something and not seen the answer you hoped for? (When you are a 16-year-old boy, ten years can seem like your whole life.) That is how long my son, Conor, has prayed for a man named David to be set free. Fifteen years ago, David felt…

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Children in His Story

Throughout history, God used children to advance His mission to make Himself known and worshipped among all nations. In some cases, children were pivotal … The year was 1727. The place was Germany. The Moravian community was fasting and praying. Just like at Pentecost, the Holy Spirit moved, bringing revival and focus among the adults…

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Children on Mission Every Day

I have long been a proponent of raising children to see themselves as agents of the gospel ministry in the world. However, at home, I often parent as if our younger children are simply objects of ministry. For some reason I see them changing into agents of ministry as teenagers. My self-assessment is that we…

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Ready … Aim

When my son was young, about 12 years old, we gave him the coveted compound bow he had been pressing us to get him. On his birthday, he ripped open the package, promptly ran outside to set up a target and began practicing. He had been outside for a couple of hours, learning the ins…

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A Club with a Global Focus

Although my local church includes children in their annual mission emphasis events, two ladies and I prayed about an ongoing way to give the kids a strong global worldview. Out of those prayers came M&M kids club. Our church had Awana scheduled on Wednesday nights during the school year. When summer came, we started M&M…

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Empowering Kids to Make a Difference

Transformation comes when we not only tell children how they can join with God in His story, but also give them opportunities to do so. Here is an example of how one group of African leaders are empowering children in their community. What do your children do on a Sunday afternoon? In Goma, a city…

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From Your Home to the Nations

This past weekend Angela and I had a conversation about our priorities for the coming summer. We have a lot of opportunity during the summer ranging from rest and relaxation to teaching, conferences, and missions. We involved our two oldest daughters in the conversation. What quickly emerged as priority for our family can be summed…

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When Modeling Mobilizes

The Seed Company works through native speakers to translate Scripture for people groups who do not have God's Word available in their heart language. Here’s a true story of how God used a nine-year-old girl and her mother to mobilize their local church to become involved in a translation project called Adopt-A-Verse. My name is…

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#SquadGoals, #GodGoals

As we left the house this morning, I called out to my kids, “Let’s go, squad!” My teenager rolled her eyes, but yes, these are my people, my crew, my team. Depending on where you live, “squad” may be a word more commonly used to describe a group of rugby players, cheerleaders, or crime fighters.…

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Google Translate: Love

It is not easy for any child to transition to a new school and make new friends. It was especially difficult for Rafael, a boy who spoke only Spanish in an English-speaking school in California, USA. The 10-year-old boy often found himself sitting alone at lunch --until Amanda came along and broke the language barrier.…

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