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Road Trip!


Traveling down the road, speeding past cornfields, mountains or oceans. We gathered memories as we gathered miles. Watching an armadillo hunt for whatever armadillos hunt for as we ate lunch in the Kennedy Space Center parking lot. Heading to downtown Boston before dawn to get...

5 Ideas to Help Your Children Study and Love the Bible


It’s February and we’re over halfway through the club year. Maybe your kid is still super excited to memorize verses and finish sections in the handbook. Maybe the enthusiasm is fading at this point in the year. Maybe it’s been a struggle all year to...

How to Encourage Your Kids (Especially When Life Gets Tough)


Life can be tough. Not just for adults, but also for kids. Jackson plays video games while his parents watch the news, but he’s still listening and all the reports about terrorists and the economy scare him. Emma knows her grandpa is seriously sick and...

Encourage Your Spouse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


 Rejoice always,  pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice: My favorite definition of rejoice is “to be delighted.” What are specific attributes that delight you about your spouse?...

How Flying is Like Parenting


What do flying and parenting have in common? I’m so glad you asked, watch this month’s Parent Stuff video to find out.

Grocery Cart Conviction


I was shopping for groceries. I had a bad attitude. I was tired and hadn’t made a list and felt a nagging sense of annoyance as I tried to figure out what to make for dinner for a week. I threw a box of pasta...

Why I’m Grateful for Awana: A note from a Mom


We know that you are trying to be the best possible parent you can be and we want to support you along the way. Awana provides resources for you to have spiritual conversations with your child. The letter below is from a mom who used...

Four Factors Important to Passing on Faith: an Interview with Generational Expert, Haydn Shaw


I recently had the privilege of interviewing Haydn Shaw about his new book Generational IQ. Haydn is an expert in what makes generations unique and how they can best relate to each other. This has huge implications for parenting. In the course of his research...

Get the Most Out of Club This Year


We know your week is packed full and you have a lot of choices in activities for your child. Awana is a great choice and we’d love to help you maximize that experience for your child and for you! Here’s a video and  some tips...

Craft Your Own Family Mission Statement


I have a horrible sense of direction. This is a great disappointment to my dad. He tried so hard to teach me how to orient myself and find my destination using north, south, east, west without success. I’m utterly dependent on Google Maps. But even...