Devotions

  • Being in love

    27 October 2014

    For our husbands; our kids; our friends; and our families.

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  • Game Winners & Losers

    06 October 2014

    When you play games with your kids, are you a winner or a loser?

    As parents, we often play board games with our kids. We usually fall into two groups – those who let their children win and those who don’t. Parents who are very competitive, which includes most dads, love to win. Victory is essential – but there are the other parents who will bend the rules a bot to enable their kids to win. So what’s the best for our kids?


    Actually, when kids play games, they need to learn how to play fairly and be gracious losers. They don’t learn these lessons if you let them win every time. So go ahead and make them beat you. Of course, don’t gloat when you win. Help your child during the game and teach them strategies for victory. Making them learn how to follow the rules and defeat you fairly will not only create stronger players, but give them a real sense of accomplishment when they finally whip you.

    For more helpful family advice visit www.families.org.au

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  • Room for the Spirit

    22 September 2014

    Lately the Bible study I’ve been doing has focussed on 1 Corinthians and one of the lovely parts of the ensuing discussion has been hearing stories of the faith-heritages of the ladies in our group.

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  • Sibling Rivalry

    15 September 2014

    If parents were asked to indicate the most irritating feature of parenting, sibling rivalry would get their overwhelming vote. 

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  • Your Best Yes

    25 August 2014

    It’s a word that little ones will use with great gusto once they know the meaning of it. Often they will do the complete opposite to what their parents are communicating when they hear this word being used. Do you need any more clues? We could play charades. Two letters…one syllable.

    That’s right, you guessed it – NO.

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