The Worldview of Christmas

The story is told about a Christian missionary named Boniface (originally called Winfred) who was commissioned as a missionary to the German pagans in early 700s AD. It was late in December (appx 722 AD), after having made an arduous journey in cold and difficult weather, Boniface, and his band of brothers, came upon the village where he was going to minister the Gospel.

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Teaching Children To Live in the Real World

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Life is filled with a multitude of experiences and our lives are filled with various responses to these experiences: joy and sorrow, laughter and weeping, fear and boldness. The experiences in all of our lives weaves a variegated tapestry that, like looking at a real tapestry, if seen from

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The Courage of a Father

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 “Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from

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When a Young Child Hears the Good News…

We are blessed to see young minds and hearts blossom like this on a daily basis.

Teach Life Lessons To Your Children Early and Often

Parents too often neglect and underestimate the power of forming early the inescapable habits of thought and life in their young children. By young, I mean birth to puberty. Along with neglecting the opportunities we have to self consciously form and direct the thinking and life choices of our children is the tendency parents have to neglect becoming self conscious about the habits of

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Spring Hill Academy Preschool Celebrates 12 Years Serving Local Families

Spring Hill, TN: Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” This week celebrates the twelve year anniversary of a Spring Hill couple pursuing their dream. On November 10, 2004, Perry and Patsy Coghlan opened their doors at Spring Hill Academy Preschool. This Texas-raised family spent the previous twenty years in Ohio, Florida and

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7 Tips to raising Healthy Boys

Raising children is a challenge for all parents. Recognizing the unique challenges between raising boys and girls is important. Dr. Meg Meeker highlights some vital points to remember. 1.  Know how to encourage your son. One fault is babying and spoiling him. But another is being so harsh that you lose communication with your son and destroy his sense of self-worth. We’ll look at how

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Staying Motivated As a Parent

Staying Motivated As a Parent by Perry C. Coghlan Child training is a process that takes years of effort, progress, regress, and intention to continue. The motivation of many young parents, particularly with only one child, is often high at the start. A new school year brings the same kind of refreshing reminder that we have a new opportunity to renew and repent. Another

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Living Sacrifice

Rom. 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” Heroes, especially ones that give up their lives for others and/or for a righteous cause, are esteemed by us. GA Henty’s recounting of the lives of men and women recount such heroes and heroines. Men

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Parents, Take Heart, Be Encouraged!

Why? Because the blistering and unyielding blather about preschool only applies to government schools! The term “painting with a broad brush” generally suggests a tactic that someone uses to deal with a subject,  problem, and/or person in a general way rather than considering details. It can be a rhetorical tactical technique, in order to cause someone, or their ideas, to be characterized in a

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