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Monkey See, Monkey Do

I remember my Dad uttering a saying that history tells us was already deeply entrenched in American culture in the late eighteen-hundreds. That saying was this: “Monkey see, monkey do.” While the saying pointed to the mimicry evident among monkeys…
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Truth, Lies, and our Kids

In her book, Live Your Truth and Other Lies, Alisa Childers says that there are endless ways that truth can be spun, manipulated, covered up, and even used to promote deception. Often, the lie is christened with religious-sounding language that…
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A Word to Sports Parents

As one who has raised kids who were involved in youth sports, who has coached youth sports, and who now has grandchildren involved in youth sports, I’ve watched the evolution of parents and their sideline behavior, including an overall decline…
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A Story of Teen Honesty

Several weeks ago, a 14-year-old high school freshman name Connor Halsa went on a fishing trip with his family to Minnesota’s Lake of the Woods. As Connor was patiently waiting to hook a fish his line suddenly tightened up. Something…
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Sports Parenting 5

All this week we’ve been looking at how to push back on a youth sports culture that tends to value the wrong things, by living out our faith as sports parents. Jesus said that it’s out of the overflow of…
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