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I Will Build My Church
by Mike Hurt on August 7th, 2022
PARENT AFFIRMATIONSMy children are a gift from God.  Psalms 127:3-5, The way I raise my kids will impact the world. Deuteronomy 6, Matthew 28:19-20READ MATTHEW 16:13-20 13 Jesus went to the area of Caesarea Philippi. There he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist. Others say Elijah. Still others say Jeremiah, or one of the prophets....  Read More
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Wise & Foolish
by Mike Hurt on July 31st, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONThe work of parenting is honorable, righteous, and significant.  Colossians 3:23, 1 Peter 4:10-11READ MATTHEW 7:24-2924 “So then, everyone who hears my words and puts them into practice is like a wise man. He builds his house on the rock. 25 The rain comes down. The water rises. The winds blow and beat against that house. But it does not fall. It is built on the rock. 26 But e...  Read More
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3 Everyday Moments
by Mike Hurt on July 25th, 2022
From Christian Parents I will never forget holding my precious, beautiful daughter in my arms and tearfully confessing to my friend, “I think I’m a bad mom.” At that moment, I meant it with my entire heart. She was my third baby in three years and I was exhausted and full of hormones. I felt like I would never be able to manage it all. How would I raise all my kids? How would I remember all the ap...  Read More
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Prayer & Fasting
by Mike Hurt on July 24th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONThe work of parenting is honorable, righteous, and significant.  Colossians 3:23, 1 Peter 4:10-11READ MATTHEW 6:16-1816 “When you go without eating, do not look gloomy like those who only pretend to be holy. They make their faces look very sad. They want to show people they are fasting. What I’m about to tell you is true. They have received their complete reward. 17 But when y...  Read More
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Secret & Generous
by Mike Hurt on July 20th, 2022
As we continue to listen in on the best sermon ever preached - Jesus' sermon on the mount, Jesus presses in on the crowd to deal with the hypocrisy that lives within them and likely us.  What was the hypocrisy?  Doing things for God, only to be seen by others.  The hyper-religious in Jesus' day wanted their generosity to be seen and celebrated by others.  They wanted their prayers heard and noted ...  Read More
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Salt & Light in a Cancel Culture World
by Mike Hurt on July 20th, 2022
When we look around at all that is happening in the world, we can complain.  We can respond with concern and even great fear.  We can bury our heads in the sand and hope things get better.  Or, we can be the difference makers that Jesus has called us to be.   What kind of difference makes does Jesus call us to be?  He calls us to be salt and light.   Read the words of Jesus from Matthew 5:13-16.  ...  Read More
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Secret & Generous
by Mike Hurt on July 17th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONThe work of parenting is honorable, righteous, and significant.  Colossians 3:23, 1 Peter 4:10-11 READ MATTHEW 6:19-2419 “Do not gather for yourselves riches on earth. Moths and rats can destroy them. Thieves can break in and steal them. 20 Instead, gather for yourselves riches in heaven. There, moths and rats do not destroy them. There, thieves do not break in and steal them....  Read More
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3 Character Qualities that Set Your Kids Up for Success
by Mike Hurt on July 14th, 2022
From Christian Parenting Like most well-intentioned parents, Dave and I have high hopes for our boys.  We want our sons to grow up to be good men, productive, stable, and successful. So we teach them to work hard, excel in what they do, and to never give up. In school we want straight A’s, and in sports, well, spend any time with us and you’re likely to hear a few rounds of “Go big or go home!”(My...  Read More
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Tackling Tough Topics with Your Kids
by Mike Hurt on July 12th, 2022
We have a twelve-year-old boy and he is now, more than ever, interested in what’s going on in the world. He wants to know about things like abortion and LGBTQ rights and whether black lives matter. He wants to watch the news and read books, and he has a tendency to ask really tough questions. But you know what? There is a tension that lies in my mama-heart between his desire to educate himself and...  Read More
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Salt & Light
by Mike Hurt on July 10th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONThe work of parenting is honorable, righteous, and significant.  Colossians 3:23, 1 Peter 4:10-11READ MATTHEW 5:13-1613 “You are the salt of the earth. But suppose the salt loses its saltiness. How can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything. It will be thrown out. People will walk all over it.14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill can’t b...  Read More
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Do Hard Things
by Mike Hurt on July 6th, 2022
100 billion. That’s a big number. As teenagers, we rarely think of a number that huge. Trust me, a million is a lot for my mind to grasp.  Thankfully, we have a God who loves big numbers.One fact I learned recently is that we have 100 billion neurons in our brain and 100-1,000 trillion synapses.  While this might seem like some fancy fact you learned in science class, this statement is actually pr...  Read More
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Burdened & Blessed
by Mike Hurt on June 29th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONThe work of parenting is honorable, righteous, and significant.  Colossians 3:23, 1 Peter 4:10-11READ MATTHEW 5:1-121 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.  He said:  3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will b...  Read More
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