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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.

Connect With God’s World:

Play a Turkish Game

Note to Parents: In the last journal, you read a story about Yaren and her family (if you missed the story, find it here).They are Turks, an unreached people group in living in Turkey. What do Turk families do for fun? To find out, do the following cultural activity with your family. Cultural Activity: Play…

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Connect With God’s World:

Meet the Turks

Note to Parents: Help your family embrace God’s love for the world. Read this story together to learn about and pray for the Turks, a people group in Turkey. Come with me to Istanbul, where chants stream from the towers of a thousand mosques, calling Muslim families to prayer. Most children here in Turkey have…

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Connect With God’s World:

Experiencing the World with Your Children

God created a beautiful array of peoples and cultures and He pursues them all with the sacrificial love of His son, Jesus Christ. Learning about different cultures and peoples is a fun and exciting way to point your child towards God’s heart for the lost. There is no need to travel the world to instill…

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Live Out God’s Work:

From the Overflow of Your Heart

Some people seem to overflow with joy. They have contagious smiles, generous spirits, and hospitable homes. Assumpta is one of those people. She can light up a room with her laughter, cook an incredible meal for a multitude, and make you wonder what has given her so much passion. She also models what it looks…

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Live Out God’s Work

Praying for the World: Continents

“Pray without ceasing,” (Thessalonians 5:17) points out the importance of consistency in our prayers. Doing the same thing over and over is what develops habits in our family—whether it is brushing our teeth or praying for the nations to know and follow Jesus. Perhaps you feel outside your comfort zone as you attempt to establish…

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Discover God’s Word:

God is our Rock!

Recently, my family enjoyed a vacation in the mountains. Each day we balanced on large boulders by the rushing river’s edge and marveled at the power and beauty of God’s creation. One day we found ourselves exploring quieter waters. We searched for small, flat rocks that were perfect for skipping across the top of the…

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Connect With God’s World:

Speak Like the Kazakhs

Note to Parents: In the last journal, you read a story about Zamira and her family (If you missed the story, find it here). They are Kazakhs, an unreached people group in Central Asia. What language do most Kazakhs speak? To find out, do the following cultural activity with your family.   Cultural Activity: Zamira…

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Connect With God’s World:

Meet the Kazakhs

Note to Parents: Help your family embrace God’s love for the world. Read this story together to learn about and pray for the Kazakhs, a people group in Central Asia. Come with me to the capital city of Kazakhstan, where giant skyscrapers tower over giraffe and elephant topiaries, bubbling fountains, and plazas carpeted with brightly…

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Explore:

Mid-Autumn Festival of China

Note to Parents: 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 the Mid-Autumn Festival, an important holiday in China. On September 24, many people across China will celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Held each year during the…

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Starting With Me

The sound of birds chirping filled the upper-level room. A light breeze blew through the window, bringing relief from the morning heat. Down below, the streets were teeming with travelers going to and fro and shop owners preparing their stands. Day 2 of the Big Story Training in Abuja, Nigeria was about to commence. As…

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