Family Living

May 2023

May 29

Friend, not slave

“I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.” John 15:15 God is the owner and master of everything. Yet we are not his slaves. We are the stewards he trusts; the ones he invites to know him and his will....
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May 22

Good Grief

from Take Out Celebrating the special joys of holidays can be especially difficult when a loved one has died. The clichéd images of family togetherness and the often unrealistic expectations of times filled with picture-perfect, joyful gatherings can cause tremendous stress for those who are not grieving, let alone for those in the midst...
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May 15

Gift of godparents

From Take Out: Family Faith on the Go As parents, we pray that our children are holy and faithful and live their lives as disciples of Christ. Godparents have a special role in teaching our children about discipleship. A godparent should, above all, be a living example of Christian faith and values. They must be willing to sacrifice for that...
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May 8

A Prayer for Mothers

All-loving God, we give you thanks and praise for mothers young and old. We pray for young mothers, who give life and count toes and tend to our every need; May they be blessed with patience and tenderness to care for their families and themselves with great joy. We pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us; May they continue...
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May 1

7 secrets of “successful” children

by Dr. Joseph D. White in Take Out: Family Faith on the Go Ask parents about their hopes and dreams for their children and you’re likely to get a variety of responses, including academic achievement, occupational success, fulfilling relationships and so on. Investing in children’s future success is a major task of parenthood, and we...
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