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Sean Lowe

Why Does Your Kid Know Who I Am?

One of the best parts about being “The Bachelor” is meeting the show’s fans wherever we go. But sometimes the fans seem a little on the .... YOUNG side.

This Is Not A Blog

Support Marquel and Save Lives!

Marquel stood for Jesus on The Bachelorette and is now pursuing the American Dream. Want to help him?

Ask Shaunti

I want things my way. What’s wrong with that?

Dear Shaunti,  My husband says I always want things my way. And he’s right to a certain extent because, honestly, in my mind, there are just right and wrong ways to do things. The house simply should be neat instead of messy. Is that too much to ask? Or no, he shouldn’t let the kids [Read More...]

Tinsel

“Princess Kaguya”: A Treasure for its Visual Beauty, Despite its Flawed Story

The latest film from Ghibli, Japan’s masterful animation studio, astounds with its visuals while suffering from second-half sluggishness.

Building Cathedrals

Early Preparations for First Communion

Our oldest daughter is in second grade this year at our parish school. That means that this year she is preparing for her First Holy Communion. Neither my husband nor I was raised in the Catholic church. When I came into the church after college, I received my first communion and confirmation together at the [Read More...]

Church for Men

Black Friday special: free DVDs until Thanksgiving

This DVD has been used by thousands of church leaders around the world. It's a wake up call that helps congregations realize why it's so important to reach more men and boys.

Searching for Tom Sawyer

Confessions of a (Former) Seeker Church Pastor

I was the Associate Pastor of a large, Lutheran, Seeker-driven congregation in the Phoenix area from 1984-March 2005. And I loved every minute of it! Every day was energized by the creative passion to find new ways to connect with people disconnected from the church. My particular area of focus was on the Seeker Worship [Read More...]

The Homeschool Chronicles

Andrew Jackson On The $20 Bill: Let’s Not Hide From History

As we were watching an episode of We Shall Remain, the PBS series about Native Americans, Zach said, “I just can’t see anything else where the Americans are the bad guys.” Ezra replied, “Yeah, it’s freakin’ me out.” It’s not that we hadn’t studied awful aspects of American history before.  We studied the role of [Read More...]

Wordy Nerdy

Stubborn Releasing: Walking with My Kid through the Desert

My daughter's going through very bad times, yet God calls me to release her.

A Few Grown Men

The Secret to Quality Time with Your Kids

“Dad, do you have to work now, or can you just hang with me?” Let’s be honest. How often does a 17-year-old girl ask to hang out with Dad? Or let me ask a more important question: how often does Dad say “yes”? Well, when my daughter Ashley asked m this question this week, all [Read More...]

Does Church Need to Be More Manly?

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