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April 2019 Everyday Faith Calendar

Spring is here, and so is the Everyday Faith Calendar for April!

The One Anothers of Marriage and Parenting

Sometimes I’m not a nice person.

Sometimes I just need to say those words out loud and admit them.

Changing Your Family’s Hearts This Lent

My son brought home a craft project from his kindergarten class the other day—the outline of a heart filled in with torn scraps of construction paper, titled, “I love you to pieces.” It is an adorable piece of art, and it is in serious contention for inclusion in The File I’m compiling with specially chosen items saved from his early schooling, home crafts, Sunday School memories, and the like.

Spring Break Activities to Deepen Your Family’s Faith

Spring is just around the corner, and with it, spring break! This week can be a restful time and help your family “spring” into the next season.

Cleaning Out Clutter This Lent

One year for Lent, I gave up Pop-Tarts.

How to Mentor When You Both Have Baggage

The flight is canceled? Of course it had to be the one time I decided to bring the exhibiting and marketing materials in my luggage. Two large suitcases and one very heavy carry-on. I would be saving money by not shipping the materials, and it wouldn’t be so bad traveling with three bags. I could just check two of them at the gate. It was a great plan, until I found out my flight scheduled to leave at 9 a.m. was now leaving at 5 p.m.

“What Do You Do?”

“What do you do?” the lab tech asked as we waited for the equipment to charge.

March 2019 Everyday Faith Calendar

The Book of Proverbs is known for its wise sayings about faith and life here on earth. We get nuggets of wisdom like Proverbs 1:7, where we’re instructed on the difference between those who fear the Lord and those who don’t:

Go on a Different Kind of Valentine’s Date This Year

Valentine’s Day is a pretty divisive holiday; few people feel neutral toward it.

Don’t Use These Excuses Not to Mentor Someone

Modern-day mentoring is all about meaningful connections. It does not have to be a program, a professional pursuit, or a formalized five-step process. Instead, it can be as simple as investing time for conversation, letting your guard down, and feeling safe enough to be honest with one another. It is not complicated. It’s real.