Eid al-Fitr

Family Activity

Exploring traditions from other cultures is one way to expand your family’s view of the world and cultivate a heart for the peoples that God loves. Learn about Eid al-Fitr (EED ahl-FI-ter), one of two official celebrations for Muslims all around the world. Every year, Muslims look forward to Eid al-Fitr, the biggest holiday of…

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Changing the Course for Future Generations

You likely know that over the past 70 years or so, children raised in the church have been leaving the faith. Perhaps worse, children who grew up in “Christian homes” are increasingly facing the world with an anemic faith that leaves them unable to stand up against the secularism of our day.  As parents, we…

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Parenting Anxiety Attacks!

Ask someone how they are doing and frequently the answer will come back, “Stressed!” Our lives are filled with all kinds of pressures that can easily produce anxiety. Parents are especially vulnerable to anxiety and worry. Amy and I have been blessed with seven children. The eldest two are married, and the next two are…

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Fridge Photos, Missions, and Your Children

Editors’ Note: If we want our children to view participating in God’s mission as a natural part of their life with Jesus, we need to model what this looks like in everyday family life. Here is an example of sending that impacted three generations.  Today my daughter spoke about our friends in Zambia. Before her…

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Explore: Chinese New Year

Exploring traditions from other cultures is one way to expand your family’s view of the world and cultivate a heart for the peoples God loves. Learn about Chinese New Year, the most important holiday in China. It is celebrated in many other East Asian countries as well, though each has its own traditions surrounding it.…

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Your Home: A Lighthouse

Have you ever been out on a large lake, or even the ocean, at night? Over the centuries, thousands of ships have crashed and sunk during the night because they hit rocks or sandbars which they could not see. In an effort to save these sailors and their ships, communities would build lighthouses. These lighthouses…

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Get In The Game

Lessons from a Global Event

What’s bigger than the Super Bowl or the Olympic games? The world’s largest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup, begins today. For the next three weeks, football (soccer in the US) fans will cheer on their favorites from among the 32 qualifying countries. As families, we can leverage this global event to learn about and…

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Discover God’s Word

Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Man

In our family devotions, we desire to deepen our children’s understanding of God in a way that connects with their hearts and shapes their lives. Studying the Bible through a “God-sized lens” will help us understand who God is and how He acts in our world. This approach will also change how our children view…

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Connect with God’s World

Meet the Tajiks

Help your family embrace God’s love for the world. Watch and discuss this video together to learn about the Tajiks (TAH-jeeks), a Muslim group in Central Asia. Afterwards, pray that this unreached people group would come to know Jesus. Watch:  Watch Tajik Kids with your family. Discuss: Tajik children enjoy having fun with their friends.…

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