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Announcing Studio 252 Live

What happens on a Sunday when you have to go out of town or someone wakes up sick and your family can't make it to church? Maybe you can catch an online sermon somewhere or get the gist it from active tweeters.… Read More

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5 Ways People Pleasing Can Undercut Your Parenting

Ever been called a people pleaser? If you think you have no people pleasing tendencies, just remember how you felt the last time someone criticized you. Not fun, is it? Even those of us who don't think we're people pleasers feel the… Read More

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Dear Discouraged Parent : Read this Before you Implode

Dear Discouraged  Parent, You're not alone. Parenting is difficult at times. In fact, if you're really working at parenting, there's rarely a season that isn't filled with challenges. After seeing too many parents struggle with discouragement, I felt like I needed to… Read More

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Why Kids Should Always Ask Why

Your kids are back in school for another semester, and you're resolved once again to help them excel. You want them to learn. To grow. To master knowledge. If you bring things back to their simplest form, knowledge often answers the question:… Read More

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Top Posts of 2013

There’s no better way to wrap up the year than a countdown of the best blog articles of the past year. Here are the top 5 posts from this past year. We hope they will help take you into 2014 with a brand new… Read More

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Your Family Is Weird

When did you first realize your family was weird? Last week, I was sitting at Starbucks with an 8th grade girl from my small group, and she said, “So, does your family really not do the jingle bell thing?” I quickly racked… Read More

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You Fit

By Sarah Anderson On November 22, 2009, I became a mom. All nine months leading up to Asher’s arrival were used for growth and maturing of both the baby due—and the mom laboring. About four weeks before Asher was set to arrive… Read More

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Every Kid Needs A Tribe

It’s been one year since it happened. I didn’t write about it, because I wasn’t sure how. I still don’t know exactly what to say. We did everything we knew to do: Found her a place to live. Helped her land a… Read More

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How to Help Your Kids Live Out Their Story

Every family’s got a story. When my dad was sixteen, he left home. It sounds strange by today’s standards, but he actually wasn’t running away. Just the opposite. He was running into his future At sixteen, he left his small town in… Read More

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Sharing History

by Sarah Anderson My kids have taken an interest lately in watching our wedding video. It has been a fun thing to indulge in with them. They get to see the faces of friends and family they know so well, and grapple… Read More