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What Christian Happenings Would You Like to See More of in the River Region?









 

Teaching your child to be responsible with money is a challenging task for parents. We love our children and want to give them good things. One of the best gifts is to be united in a parenting plan that results in financially responsible children. We teach a course called “Character-Centered Parenting”, and while we’ve made our share of parenting mistakes, our children are financially responsible. Here are some of the key concepts:

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:35

Chasing After the Afterlife

Written by Bob Crittendon

We can be so consumed with our lives here and now that we don’t pause very often to think about what happens after we leave this earth. I believe that if we develop a greater awareness of heaven, it can impact the way we live our lives now.

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:31

My Food, My Roof

Written by Dave Ramsey

Question: I’m a single dad with two teenagers at home. My 15-year-old son wants to open a checking account of his own, but he doesn’t want me or anyone else to have access to it. Should I just let him do this and suffer the consequences I know are coming?

Like most people I am usually very diligent in keeping track of my appointments. I add them to my Blackberry, write them on my calendar, review them with my administrative assistant, and sometimes post reminders at home or in the car. Of course the appointments of which I am speaking are “my” appointments and they are important to “me.” Recently, however, I have been confronted with my failure to observe some other appointments that are just as important as my own self-generated appointments.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 17:52

Raising a Child of Good Character

Written by Mike and Lisa Conn

Since its beginning over ten years ago, Zits has become one of America’s favorite comic strips. Here’s Jeremy Duncan, a 15-year-old aspiring rock musician, riddled with angst, boredom, and parents who don’t understand anything. Sound familiar? Read on. Jeremy’s room is a train wreck, he’s clueless when it comes to helping around the house, awkward with social graces (what are those?), and is always hungry and broke.
Mom and Dad have that stunned “deer-in-the-headlights” look about them that screams “HELP!”

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 17:49

Anorexia: Starving Yourself to Death

Written by Brenda Payne

“My name is Sally. I am fourteen years old. I used to be a “normal” teenager who loved to play sports, hang out with friends, and listen to music. Recently, I have become obsessed with the fear of getting fat. I live in constant dread of huge hips, thick thighs, and a saggy stomach. While I don’t really want to starve myself, I see no other way to reach my ideal body weight than to regulate calories and exercise vigorously. I am trapped and I don’t know how to stop the cycle. Most of the time I don’t even want to.”

Book Reviews

  • Books to Read

    If I Had Two Lives

    by Dan Vorm

     

    I feel like I should have been familiar with the name Costas Macris, but confess it was unknown to me until a biography unexpectedly showed up in the mail. Written by Dan Vorm, If I Had Two Lives is a stirring tale of an amazing life. I don’t know how it got to me, but I’m glad it did.

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Faith at Work

  • Kim Kervin, Lawyer, Prattville AL

    RRJ:  Kim, you grew up in Athens, Alabama in a Christian home.  How did your parents create an environment for you to know God’s love through Christ? 

     

    Kim:  Growing up, my parents were both hard working. My father worked in a textile plant in Decatur, Alabama and my mother worked in the home.  We attended church on Sunday mornings, but were not really involved in other church activities. My parents also used our home and life routines to create an environment for us to connect to God and know his love through Christ. While I was raised in a Christian home, it was much later before I invited Jesus into my heart.

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