Monthly Archives : February 2004

On Mothering Daughters

On Mothering Daughters

Anyone who has spent five minutes with teenage girls knows the absolute importance of providing a solid Christian example for them to emulate. Mainstream society seeks to define girls on its terms instead of Christ’s. Everywhere, teenage girls are bombarded by lurid examples of what the world wants them to be. Where are they encountering examples of what Christ wants them to be?

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Parenting Point: What? But It Isn’t Lent!

Parenting Point: What? But It Isn’t Lent!

This Parenting Point by Mary Halberg discusses many ways families can draw closer together during the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent. Continue reading

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Parenting Point: Gather Ye Rosebuds…While They Are Still at Home

Parenting Point: Gather Ye Rosebuds…While They Are Still at Home

This Parenting Point by Mary Halberg discusses the importance of taking deliberate time with your children now, because tomorrow comes and goes much faster than you might think. Continue reading

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Talking to God

Talking to God

Prayer is both a corporal and a personal activity that links us closely with our God. But it is also a learned skill that benefits from regular discipline. This article offers youth some ideas about becoming more deliberate in their prayer lives. Continue reading

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Christian Music

Christian Music

In the Christian music industry, artists and mangement alike has embraced the “Christian music” label. What does this self-imposed label say about the industry and the music itself? And what makes an artist or album uniquely “Christian?” This article explores these questions and more. Continue reading

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Systems Breakdown-The Face of Family Ministry In Many LCMS Congregations

Systems Breakdown-The Face of Family Ministry In Many LCMS Congregations

The Body of Christ includes all baptized people, from infants to the elderly. Connecting all God’s people in family ministry programming gives individual congregations, and the individuals that make them up, a stronger presence in the world. Continue reading

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Team Ministry and Spiritual Accountability

Team Ministry and Spiritual Accountability

Regardless of how you serve in the congregation, it is helpful and beneficial to surround your work with people who can hold you “spiritually accountable.” Continue reading

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Free To Do What I Want

Free To Do What I Want

What does freedom in Christ really mean? Does being “free in the Gospel” open doors to live whatever kind of life we like? Does it mean being free from spiritual discipline? Not in the least. Read this article for more. Continue reading

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Not Just Your Typical Resolution

Not Just Your Typical Resolution

Spiritual discipline is often hard to attain, but is essential to grow in faith and service to God. This article offers advice on how to best set yourself up for success when it comes to spiritual training. Continue reading

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In Control

In Control

After suffering a heart attack, Rev. Terry Dittmer made some major life changes to get his life back on track. In this short article, he offers suggestions on how you can make changes toward a more disciplined life as well. Continue reading

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