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Keep a Family Focus

September 2014

School days are back. Activity levels in most homes have just reached a higher level of busyness. There's a greater need to keep a strong family focus intact. What does that mean at your house? How will homework, and after school activities, and downtime mesh together in positive ways? Plan time to talk about the family's schedule. How will mealtimes be managed? Does bedtime need to changed to allow for more alert children in the morning? By keeping communication between one another, life tends to find a good balance.

Isaiah 40:11 NIV He tends his flock like a shepherd; he gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. 

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Start School Shopping Early

August 2014

Yes, it's still summer but school is not far off. Now is the time to begin shopping for school supplies and clothing. Parents who help their boys and girls prepare in advance are seen as learning advocates. Your actions speak loudly and reinforce the importance of learning.

Four simple steps can get you off to a good start: 1) Be upfront about the money that's available for school shopping. 2) Take inventory of what is still useful from the prior year. 3) Make a list. 4) Determine the best shopping day and then enjoy the experience.

2 Chronicles 15:7 NKJV "But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded."

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