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Dear Nate… (On Your First Day of Seventh Grade)
Dear Nate… (On Your First Day of Seventh Grade)

Dear Nate… (on your first day of Seventh Grade) This year is already different. You are different. You’re growing up, exploring everything, and very much transforming into your…

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ByChristinaAug 25, 2022
Dear Sam… (On Your First Day of High School)
Dear Sam… (On Your First Day of High School)

Dear Sam (on your first day of high school), Here we are—fifteen years old, freshman in high school, and learning to drive. It feels exactly right for you…

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ByChristinaAug 24, 2022
Dear Elisabeth… (On Your First Day of High School)
Dear Elisabeth… (On Your First Day of High School)

Has there ever been a weirder start to a school year? On your first day of high school, you went to bed at 2 a.m. This was after…

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ByChristinaAug 22, 2022
Lights of the World…
Lights of the World…

I traveled to Latin America to speak to missionaries. I taught three afternoons of Bible studies to the women and three mornings of Bible studies to teenaged kids…

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ByChristinaAug 15, 2022
Ten Lessons From Parenting Through Senior Year
Ten Lessons From Parenting Through Senior Year

Dear Mom of a New Senior- This will be one of the biggest years of your life. I just finished it and can now see what I didn’t…

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ByChristinaJul 29, 2022
As We Bring Love, Words, and Books…
As We Bring Love, Words, and Books…

Next week, Mike and I headed to the Dominican Republic for six days. We are so excited to be part of the Lutheran mission work in Latin America.…

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ByChristinaJul 23, 2022
Searching for Connection
Searching for Connection

You’re Looking for Connection Our family has packed and unloaded our minivan a dozen times this summer. We’ve traveled to a cottage in Seaside, a cabin in Breckenridge,…

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ByChristinaJul 22, 2022
Five Questions to Ask Your Teen about NYG2022
Five Questions to Ask Your Teen about NYG2022

You’ve seen the pictures and watched the livestream. Now, your kids are headed home from The Gathering and you have high hopes that they came away transformed in…

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ByChristinaJul 13, 2022
Welcome to Houston. Here’s What to Do…
Welcome to Houston. Here’s What to Do…

Welcome to Houston, the most ethnically diverse city in the U.S.Our people are loyal and loud. The brutal heat, constant traffic, and devastating hurricanes unite us in deep…

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ByChristinaJul 7, 2022