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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.

Pushing Through Fear Towards Purpose

There it is again. A deep, unsettled feeling creeps into my soul, wrapping its tentacles around my heart. The truth is, stepping into God’s purposes scares me. The vision is so grand that is seems vastly out of reach. It’s global, foreign and unknown. The unknown has never seemed like a wanted companion, especially when…

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Positioned to Be the Light

I love candles. I learned to love candles on long, dark winter nights in Norway. Lighting a candle on the dinner table or some tea lights on the coffee table made the room a little warmer, a little cozier, the darkness less oppressive. Growing up on the Canadian prairies where the winters were harsh and…

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Blessed to Be a Blessing

Do you ever sit and reflect back across your life to see how you arrived at this moment? I am compelled to do this during difficult times, but even more so in times like right now when I sense the Spirit of God moving and bringing my dream into focus. If you have never dared…

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On Vacation

My wife will tell you I’m not very good at taking vacations. I understand the concept, a time of resting and making memories with your family, but I have a hard time putting it into practice. For most of my life, I have traveled internationally for my job. When I get off the plane, I…

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Right Here and Right Now

“I’ll show you, Alia.” I watched as four-year-old Molly kindly demonstrated what to do with a crayon. Meanwhile, the other children in my Sunday school class stared at the visitor, baffled that someone didn’t know how to color! But Molly was right there helping Alia learn a new skill. When the coloring was done, Molly…

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Hope and Help When Home is Broken

As motivated Christian parents we often think brokenness will never characterize our homes. Many reading this post are likely diligent about investing in their marriages, discipling their children, and leading their families to be missional in everyday life. Despite our best efforts, brokenness can quickly invade our homes. Everyone experiences moments or seasons of brokenness;…

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Bad News, Good News

We live in a chaotic world. We know it and, unfortunately, our children know it too. Yes, we can do our best to isolate them from what’s around us, but one look at a newspaper in the checkout line at the store, one overheard newscast, one neighbor kid relating something he saw on the Internet…

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Teaching Your Kids to Be On Mission with Money

There are three ways we can directly participate in global missions – praying, giving, and going. The purpose of this article is to encourage and equip you to teach your children to be “on mission” with their money. Many parents wait far too long before teaching their children the Christian principles of giving, providing, saving,…

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Letter to Lovers

In this journey called life, I have seen many young couples purpose in their hearts to walk out their lives as one. Recently, God did an incredible work of biblical proportions to bring two young adults together from different parts of the world. I have invested a great deal in their relationship, and want to…

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Conversations that Connect

I used to be afraid to talk to people. As a young person I was extremely shy and introverted around people I didn't know. I would marvel at my extroverted friends and their ease at engaging almost anyone in conversation, but that skill seemed to elude me. Then I met Jesus. When I entered into…

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