Mary’s Visit: A Christmas Mini-Series

Mary left before dawn. Her father would not see her off. Her mother had asked a friend who had business in Jerusalem to escort Mary. "Tell no one," mother had said. Mary walked in silence preparing her heart for the coming storm of more unbelief, accusations, anger and discipline.

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The Shepherd’s Sword: A Christmas Mini-Series

The Shepherd's Sword by Leslie Crouse ...continued from The Shepherd. Belial had not been informed of Heaven's plan. But Darkness had heard the angel's announcement. All of creation did. He quickly rallied the powers of Darkness for a counter attack. If it was war Heaven wanted, war it would get. This invasion was not to... Continue Reading →

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The Shepherd: A Christmas Mini-Series

The Shepherd by Leslie Crouse ...continued from The Innkeeper's Wife. Shammah slid loaves of bread, raisin cakes and dried figs into his pack. Strapping on his canteen and bed roll he was almost ready. He just needed his staff, his rod and his sword. He did not usually carry a sword, but he had a... Continue Reading →

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The Innkeeper’s Wife: A Christmas Mini-Series

The Innkeeper's Wife by Leslie Crouse ...continued from The Innkeeper. “That MAN! What was he thinking?!” Outside Evie took a deep breath and then another. She knew what Hananiah had been thinking. That infuriating, practical, wonderful man of hers was thinking of her. She saw that look in his eye at dinner. For twenty, long... Continue Reading →

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The Innkeeper: A Christmas Mini-Series

The Innkeeper by Leslie Crouse Hananiah sat amidst the noisy dinner guests watching them fight over the last of Evie’s famous challah bread. His wife was the best cook in Bethlehem and he was big enough to prove it. Evie’s heart was even bigger. He watched her serve their guests with that soft smile and... Continue Reading →

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Community at Home

Social distancing means the community that was once outside the walls of our home, is now entirely within. This brings us closer as a family physically and relationally, but exposes weaknesses as well. What to do with them?

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Sibling Rivalry and Squabbles

Are the kids fighting all the time? This childhood struggle is the source of the many scars we wear today as adults. Let's navigate the inevitable and train our children to be compassionate.

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COVID-19 and Community

When our structure shifts, return to the basics. We have the perfect opportunity to teach Christlike, generous and community-centered values to our children.

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Build the Bridge

Forgiveness is hard enough, restoring may feel like we are inviting heartbreak all over again. Yet, if the family unit is to endure and relationships to last, we must build the bridge or restoration.

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We Forgive

Never underestimate the power of Forgiveness within a family. We teach with words, but it finds roots in our own modeling. Be the living example.

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Arguments and Reconciliation

Things had escalated fast when suddenly she screamed, "Get out of my house!" "We aren't done talking about this." "Get out! ...Fine! I'll leave my own home!" Anger fits both of us like a well tailored suit. Staying calm and not raising my voice took all the power of the Holy Spirit in me. As... Continue Reading →

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We Do Family Different: Beating the Clock

Is there anything more earthly than time? Establishing a family foundation that endures is important since the framework of our lives is Time. Time is the most finite thing in life. While time can be utilized well, it cannot be stretched or multiplied. It is what it is and we must learn to live within... Continue Reading →

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