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5 ways to Encourage your Kid’s Talents to Grow

One of the delights in seeing my family grow has been to observe the unique talents, abilities and interests that each of my children have and to see those things become strengths in their life.   This week over dinner a friend asked each person around the table...

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The Art of Building Meaningful Friendships

  Over the last week or so I’ve had a few different things happen that have highlighted not only the importance of friendship with others but the variety of expression of those relationships. One phone call I had we talked about how hard it is to develop...

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Marriage: What do our Children See?

A few weeks ago Peter and I were out on a ‘date’ and we asked ourselves a question – How do we portray marriage to our children? It was a simple off the cuff type of question that suddenly gripped our attention. We’ve since talked about it a little though we need to...

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Laugh with your Family

As I look at our grown family one thing that characterises our family life is laughter – we laugh a lot.   Though I like the idea of deep and meaning conversation around the dinner table, more often than not, we dissolve into laughter at the silliest of...

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    These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.

    Deuteronomy 6:6-7

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