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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.

I Can’t Spel

I must confess something: I can’t spel. Growing up, I wasn’t the sharpest crayon in the box. Because I didn’t speak very clearly, everyone assumed I would spend most of my life in the bottom half of the class. I don’t feel too bad about that. Albert Einstein’s parents considered him a slow child, and…

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Making 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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The Gap Between Reality and the Ideal

Mark and I broke out of the woods and paused for a moment to gaze up at the peak of the mountain in front of us. I was spending a summer in the Denver area, and climbing a fourteener was on my Colorado bucket list. Hiking through the woods had been enjoyable, but now that we were…

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Role Call

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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Here I am

I still clearly remember my fervor as a young Christian in college, newly recommitted to Christ and ready to take on any and every challenge God had for me. Evangelizing fellow undergraduates during Spring Break on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale? Inviting Tony Campolo to our secular campus and telling everyone and anyone who would…

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No Regret Parenting

My husband John and I are baby boomers.  During World War II, my parents worked in the aircraft industry in California and returned home to Arkansas to build their new home and life.  As their dreams unfolded, I turned out to be an only child and the object of their affection. Growing up, I was…

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As For Me and My House

The people of Israel had entered the Promised Land. They had been delivered from slavery in Egypt. Yet, despite God’s faithfulness, the people still wavered between their worship of God and the false idols of the nations around them. Joshua was now 110 years old, and close to death. He had a final message for…

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Tweens with Purpose

Remember back when you were in middle school? Remember those days when nothing went right? Your best friend decided that she was someone else’s best friend, your math teacher gave a pop quiz, and one look in the mirror showed you had developed a giant zit on the end of your nose. Life in middle…

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Heartbeat

What are God’s purposes? This foundational question sets the course for all Christian families. His purpose is the glory of His name in every nation and in every generation through the redemption of sinful people by His Son, Jesus. Simply, God’s methods for accomplishing this purpose on the earth are threefold. First, that His people…

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When Chaos Abounds

Chaos abounds. We are tempted to give in and allow it to define us. Before long, the invisible nametag we are wearing reads, “Hello, my name is Overscheduled. Unorganized Disaster. Burnt Out. __________.” You fill in the blank. Surviving the day-to-day necessities of life feels like a feat all in itself. Forget about attempting anything…

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