Be Careful of Reverse Psychology

• • • • • Parenting Tip September 7, 2012 Be Careful of Reverse Psychology Parents continue to look for ways to get their young children to cooperate. One of the methods some parents use is called “reverse psychology.” It often works, but can have dangerous side effects. When the two-year-old doesn’t want to eat

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What Would You Give for a Doughnut?

PUSHUPS FOR DOUGHNUTS It’s been a dozen years since I first taught this lesson to a youth group.  It’s been a couple thousand years since it was originally presented to mankind.  Here is how it unfolds… I begin by asking a student if they would like a doughnut.  They usually accept.  That’s when I ask

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Family Camp Out

                              Family Camp-Out (The following is a guest article written by Hope Gibson) The League City church of Christ would like to invite all those who are interested in a fun-filled weekend of camping pleasure and family fun to the Huntsville State Park on December 14, 15, & 16, 2012. League City church of Christ

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The Real Value of Learning to Obey

• • • • • Parenting Tip August 30, 2012 The Real Value of Learning To Obey Children need to learn to obey, but not merely to make their parents’ lives easier. We don’t teach kids to obey for our own convenience. We teach obedience because hidden within that character quality are a number of

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Be a Friend!

I hope you have noticed that we have made a change to the title of our efforts on the 9th, from “Bring a Friend” to “BE a Friend.” It was, hopefully, more than cosmetic or semantic. Our purpose for the day is two-fold: First, we want it to dovetail with Apple Tree Program, to show

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Help Children Change Their Hearts

• • • • • Parenting Tip August 23, 2012 Help Children Change Their Hearts Too often parents focus only on behavior, getting the right actions down, but they don’t address the heart. Jesus criticized the Pharisees, saying that they looked good on the outside but their hearts were still not changed. He said, “First

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The Weird One

I said something I shouldn’t have the other day. It was a casual comment. I didn’t think it was anything harmful, nor did I mean for it to be. It was only a two word spark (James 3:5) and that’s it. “He’s weird.” Then it happened. The spark ignited more than I intended. “And you’re

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I Don’t Understand Everything I Believe!

There are many very rational questions that can be raised in regard to faith issues and biblical matters. On one level it even makes sense for someone to say, “I don’t understand  that, so I refuse to believe.” Sometimes people of faith are stymied by such thoughts or statements, maybe even feeling a bit embarrassed

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Dominica Mission 2011

Our Dominica mission trip for 2011 is now in the record books, and it was a tremendous  success! And, I can measure that success in multiple ways. First of all, our group was able to conduct Bible studies with 168 different people in the village of St. Joseph, which was our target community this year.

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