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10 LITTLE THINGS TO BRING PEACE TO YOUR FAMILY

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She dropped by unannounced. And I couldn’t help cringing somewhat. Ever-so-slightly mortified. You see, she was an author, something of a celebrity, and now a personal friend. So, of course, I was thrilled to see her, but was also deeply concerned about the impression we were making. Suddenly self-conscious of the layer of dust on the piano and the ridiculous pile of dirty socks by the front door. I faintly whispered to my husband, “Oh, what must she be thinking??” And his helpful response, “That we live here.” (Thank you, Dear). Patrick and Ruth Schwenk are the creators of For the Family. Their mission is to encourage and equip families to build God-honoring homes. They offer free, practical resources that…

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

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“There’s no place like home.” Those were the magic words that returned Dorothy from Oz to her home in Kansas. Home, they say, is where the heart is. Sometimes, home is where the hurt is. Home Weight Dorothy only found “Oz” because she was running away from home. Feeling like running away from home – not as a child from your parents, but as a parent from your responsibilities? Parents can feel like they’re carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. Jocelyn and I have been there. Here’s what we learned. 8 Ways To Make Your Home A Haven 1. Imperfections are allowed. There’s a perception that families of faith, and especially a pastor’s family, shouldn’t have problems….

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