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Creating Healthy Family Habits in 2019

Creating Healthy Family Habits in 2019

The year 2018 has come to an end but as we look towards a brand new year, now is a good time to reflect back on the year and to think about the ups and downs that we inevitably faced together as a family. In this, we can step back to evaluate how we’re doing – to...

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Life Stages: Growing from an Individual to a Family

Life Stages: Growing from an Individual to a Family

Taking a family outing compared to trip by yourself might  be comparable to the difference between spiritual growth as an individual and as a family. A trip where you’re responsible for only yourself is easier to prepare and plan for, just as focusing on...

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Checking our Packs: Setting out

Checking our Packs: Setting out

In our efforts to become God-centered families, we can work towards developing specific tools of critical thinking skills and channels for open and honest dialogue among family members.In a sense, these tools function like navigation tools. To get...

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A Story of Thanksgiving in Nature

A Story of Thanksgiving in Nature

I bet that if people spent a little time each day, just a minute staring at the stars at night or looking out across forests, mountains, or sparkling water, they would live a lot differently. I was trudging up a rocky trail, a worn path up a rather steep...

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Alternatives to Screen Time

Alternatives to Screen Time

Ah, the convenience of technology. Smartphones, tablets, entertainment subscriptions, and online video streaming is making it easier to keep kids busy when mom and dad are working hard running to work, taking care of other siblings, cooking meals, or...

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One Step at a Time – Oh, and Focus on Your Breathing

One Step at a Time – Oh, and Focus on Your Breathing

The summit looked so far as it played peek-a-boo through the morning mist. It always did at the start of the journey. But Ken was experienced enough to know that if you kept looking up at the summit, it was easy to get discouraged. The point was to start,...

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Leading My Pack

Leading My Pack

Dad was away a lot this summer. He had a number of very large projects that took him away to the other side of the world for months at a time. When he was away from home, he missed his wife and baby badly. His son was not quite a year old. He missed the...

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Unplug: Lessons from Nature

Unplug: Lessons from Nature

Nature is one of the greatest classrooms life has to offer. College students from across the United States would learn many lessons in just a short week of their summer in the wilderness of Montana. Although a challenge to literally unplug from their...

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