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The Best Father's Day Gift Ever

My friend was just venting to me the other day about Father’s Day: “Why is it that the Mother’s Day sermon is all encouraging and the Father’s Day one is a kick in the pants for men to step up to the plate; my wife got roses at church, but I got a compass to keep me on track. What’s with that?” This year we’re bucking the trend....

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Shooting for Gold – Dorothy Ludwig
Shooting for Gold - Dorothy Ludwig

The last thing you would think a father would do to his young daughter is hand her a gun. But, if your dad was three-time Olympian Bill Hare, being handed an air pistol would be an ever-momentous occasion. Power to Change's own Dorothy Ludwig recounts early memories of training with her father and her little sister and learning the ways of air...

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Dream Big
Dream Big

As a kid, how many times were you asked what you wanted to be when you grew up? Children are known for having a wild imagination. Parents giggle as their children announce that one day they would like to be an astronaut who teaches ballet at the moon and the next day they want to be a scientist investigating what cooties are made out of. As a parent,...

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Loving God Through Loving Others
Loving God Through Loving Others

A sign outside of a church once read, “Be careful how you live. You may be the only Bible some people will ever read”. Christians are urged to love God and to love others. However, loving God THROUGH loving others is sometimes easier said than done. Beth Scholes from FamilyLife Canada faced the reality that sometimes Christians are labeled “hypocrites”...

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Angel Boy
Angel Boy

We heard shrill shouts and the dull thud of coconuts hitting the wall. From granny's bedroom where my brother and I were supposed to be sleeping, we listened to the drunken brawl pitting my mother against my aunt. After my mom ducked the coconuts, my aunt pulled a knife on her. Mom retreated behind a locked door, but kept the stream of insults flowing. Outside,...

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Spark A Conversation
Spark A Conversation

You know to impact children with the positive values to change their lives, we need to spend time with them. What I’m trying to say is in that time you spend with them be creative. I always wanted to do things, I’d learn more about my child, how they think, how they feel, how they perceive things. And here is a game you can do, you can do...

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Do You Know Your Child?
Do You Know Your Child?

How well do you know your child? Most mothers really know about their child, so many fathers don’t. Ask yourself this question and the answers can pretty well tell you. If you score, say 9 out of 10, then you’re probably a father who knows his child. If you don’t, then you’ve got your homework to do. What are your child’s favorite things?...

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3 Destructive Thoughts
3 Destructive Thoughts

You know there’s some lines of thought that are so destructive when it comes to parenting. Destructive line of thought #1: I’ll work hard now and be able to play later. One line of thought is this: Well I’ll work hard now and be able to play later. You know what? That’s a delusion. I’ve hardly ever met a business man or woman who...

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