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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.

Children in His Story Part 7

Paving the Way

Children have the ability to make friends wherever they go. God used the kindness of an 11-year-old girl to pave the way for a church-planting team to enter a Hindu and Muslim community.  The year was 2001. The place was the island of Trinidad. Eleven-year-old Megan accompanied her dad there on her first mission trip…

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Role Call

Responding as a Family

The world pressures us to become “conformists.” There are pressures all around us to act, dress, look, think, buy, and behave in the same way as everyone else. Sadly, this pressure can even exist in the church when it comes to service and missions. Week after week the pastor encourages the congregation to volunteer in…

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Praying for Afghan Families

Riveted to the news reports coming out of Afghanistan, I feel both shock and dismay at the situation unfolding there, and compassion for the families who are experiencing a new wave of fear and despair. At the same time, we know God was not caught off guard by recent events, nor has He given up…

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Connect With God’s World:

In the last journal, you read a story about Aminata (ah-me-NAH-tuh) and her family (if you missed the story, find it here). They are part of an unreached Muslim people group in West Africa--the Tukulor (TOO-kah-lohr). Try a traditional Tukulor craft with your family.   Cultural Activity: Basket Weaving In Tukulor villages, basket weaving is a…

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Connect With God’s World:

Meet the Tukulor

Help your family embrace God’s love for the world. Read this story together to learn about and pray for the Tukulor (TOO-kah-lohr), an unreached people group in West Africa.  Come with me to a river valley in northern Senegal where tufts of golden grass and gaunt thorn trees rise up out of a dry, dusty…

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Explore

Seeing God at the Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics (July 23-August 8) provide a great opportunity to foster a healthy competitive spirit in our children as they cheer for their favorite athletes and keep track of their country’s medals. But let’s think bigger. We can leverage our children’s interest in the Olympic games to expand their view of God’s world. Let’s…

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Discover God’s Word:

God’s Law Draws the Nations

When we consistently use a “God-sized” lens to share God’s Word with our family, it broadens our children’s understanding of who God is and how He acts in our world. It also changes how our children view themselves, their blessings, and their purpose.  Sharing the Bible with our children through a “God-sized” lens is not…

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Shaping Hearts

Did you know that you can influence what your children are passionate about? Do you enjoy sports? Is there a particular sports team that you follow? All my kids are Red Sox baseball fans (with the Chicago Cubs as a backup due to their mother). This did not happen by accident. I grew up in…

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When Mobilizing Hits Home

Ahram and his wife live in Pakistan with their son Rayan* (12) and daughter Maira* (10). As parents, they are intentional about mobilizing their children to live out God’s purposes through modeling, ongoing discussions, and direct involvement in God’s work. According to Ahram, “Leading clear purpose-driven and purpose-built lives ourselves, how can we not be…

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Make It Count

In a crowded living room, gathered with his family around a black and white television set in 1969, 9-year-old Chris Hadfield decided what he wanted to do with his life. As he watched Neil Armstrong step onto the surface of the moon he knew, with absolute clarity, that he wanted to be an astronaut. Of…

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