What Is Your Family’s Success Formula?

Careers is a fantastic board game that I played as a kid and now play quite often with my children. In the game, each player goes around the board starting various careers or educational experiences. Before the game starts, each player creates a formula for success...

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“Sorry, what?”

Miscommunication. It happens almost daily in our homes. One family member says something and the other family member totally mishears, misunderstands, or misinterprets what was said. This can cause confusion, laughter, or frustration. Maybe you’ve experienced the...

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Talking About My Generation

I learned how to make crepes from my parents. I didn’t guess the recipe from my own intuition or look it up in a book. I was taught – shown really – how to do it. In case you're wondering, I like my crepes with butter and brown sugar. Making crepes is easy. It’s a...

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Scattergories in All Circumstances

The Game Scattergories Can Teach Kids (and Parents!) to be Thankful The game Scattergories is a fun, funny and tense family game. For each round, there is a card with 12 categories listed. Players must write a word that matches each category. A multi-sided die, with a...

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Guess Who?!

Recently I had a chance to rediscover Guess Who? No, not the Winnipeg-based Burton Cummings band, but rather the board game by Hasbro. Back in the day, I enjoyed playing endless rounds with my kids. Guess Who? is an excellent deductive reasoning game that features...

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What My Parents Did Right

Did your parents do anything right? I bought a book, at one of those clearance sales that bookstores have every so often, called What My Parents Did Right. In it, Gloria Gaither – yes, the singing one – relates the stories of 50 people who share their...

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What is a Worship Station?

On March 19th the Jr High experienced an Easter Worship Night based around 17 stations spread out between the Shack, the Chapel and one room upstairs. Each station featured a task, activity or truth to reflect on related to Jesus and us growing as...

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Parenting is Like Hockey

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them...

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Three Things I Don’t Regret About Parenting

This past summer in Chicago I worked at memorizing our mission team’s theme verses from Romans 12. Verse ten reads like this: "Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves." Recently, I have been reminded of the word honour. It...

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What is Quiet Time

Well, it seems obvious right?  A time…of quiet…but what does a quiet time mean related to our relationship with God? I asked our Sr High Bible Study group to consider this and other questions and I just summarized what we discovered. Thanks to the students...

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