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Planning for Summer Instead of Summer Planning You


Recently in our men's prayer group at CCA, our Headmaster, Keith Castello, posed an interesting discussion point. He said, "As summer is quickly approaching, in honor of the cliché start of school essay, ‘What I did Last Summer,’ let’s...

5 Most Dangerous Places For Kids To Be Online

Reprinted with permission from Protect Young Eyes, a leading digital parent education website. Original post can be found here.

Why Grandparents Matter

"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies."– Rudolph Giuliani

Parents: Let Your Child Fail

 Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. Denis Waitley 

When my kids...

What Parents Need to Know About the Teenage Brain

Many of us survive our children’s teen years by faith. We search the Scriptures, ask for wise counsel, and spend lots of time on our knees.

What Type of Technology Parent Will You Be?


I recently got a smart phone for my 11 year old son. Yep!  I crossed over to the dark side...I'm that parent. 

What Does Train Up A Child Actually Mean?

When our oldest entered middle school, our church decided to host a youth group in our church basement, after a few years of not having an organized youth group. The group  was open to all middle school kids in our church and in the neighborhood....

Screen Time: Do you have a plan?

The world is changing, and technology is changing even faster. The choices we have can feel overwhelming! What devices do we allow and when? How much time is excessive? Are we letting the kids be kids?

How Can I Make Friends with Other Parents?


My heart rate quickened and I knew something was not right about this social media post. My mommy radar lit up. I texted my friend. Is everything okay with your girl? What is going on? Because of our friendship, my friend was aware of a...

Everyone Wants to Be Included

There are few memories from junior high that sting as much as one awful moment in seventh grade.