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COVID-19 Update
by Mike Hurt on July 26th, 2020
With the spike in community spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are making some changes to keep you and others safe and healthy.  While there have been no known exposures in small groups, at ministry events or worship services, we believe that it is wise to limit potential spread within our church family.WORSHIP SERVICES:  For the remainder of the summer, we will offer Family Worship services (no Sun...  Read More
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Faith Works
by Mike Hurt on June 21st, 2020
Faith works.  It always works.  That's because we don't have a blind faith or simple good wishes.  We have faith in Jesus.  He is our focus.  He is our hope.  He is our confidence.  We learned these truths today through the story of Bartimaeus, a blind man who cried out to Jesus.  Others tried to quiet him. He shouted out even louder.  Jesus heard him, called for him, and then asked him a life-cha...  Read More
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Taking to Kids About Racism
by Mike Hurt on June 6th, 2020
If you’ve been paying attention these last few years, you know this: Racism is real. But when it comes to talking to kids about racism, many parents are uncertain about how to talk about it with their kids. And while we want to address it, we wish we could shelter them from ever witnessing anything so reminiscent of our dark and painful history.  Read More
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4 Reasons to Get Back in the Habit of Coming to Church
by Mike Hurt on June 3rd, 2020
From Thom Rainer We are back.I get it. The church never closed. The church is the people, not the building. Someone reminds me of those points daily.  But the doors to the church facilities closed. The opportunity to gather for worship in-person closed. A lot has transpired over the past few months.Now it is time to return to in-person gathered worship. Though this statement is admittedly not theo...  Read More
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How to Teach Kids to be Responsible
by Mike Hurt on May 28th, 2020
Dirty dishes. Messy bedrooms. Toys on the living room floor. Some days, there just isn’t a good way to avoid the chore wars. But there is always tomorrow, and you can be proactive. Ask yourself, What chores are important for my children to learn, and what are they capable of doing?  Read More
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How to Deal with a Joy Thief
by Mike Hurt on May 28th, 2020
Joyless people are miserable people. They haven’t tasted and seen that the Lord is good. They haven’t yet learned that it’s through our times of suffering that the Lord often does his best work. I have been in a joyless place, and chances are you have, too.  Read More
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How to Argue Well In Your Family
by Mike Hurt on May 28th, 2020
Conflict is inevitable. And in case any of us doubted it, being sheltered in place due to COVID-19 clarified it.  Read More
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Best Mother's Day Yet
by Mike Hurt on May 1st, 2020
It's never too early to think about meaningful gifts for Mom this Mother's Day. And though her day may look different this year, there are ways dads and kids can still make it special. We've got some creative ideas for you that you can easily pull together by Sunday, May 10.  Read More
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6 Ways to Appreciate Teachers
by Mike Hurt on May 1st, 2020
Most of us can agree, we miss our teachers. Now that many of you have become teachers "at home" over the past few months, you know that teaching can be challenging, and we recognize all the many things that teachers do. We understand their worlds a little better. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we have some ideas for how you can show your kid's teachers how much they mean to your family.  Read More
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3 Ways to Remove Stress from Homeschooling
by Mike Hurt on May 1st, 2020
From the Parent Cue by Jon Acuff The recession in 2008 was stressful for my family, but you know what didn’t happen?The recession didn’t say to me: “Guess what? In addition to losing your job and most of the value of your house, you also have to home school your kids. That’s right, starting today, you’re a teacher. Good luck with all of that!”That’s what’s unique about this season. It’s been like ...  Read More
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8 Ways You Can Serve Others Today
by Mike Hurt on April 20th, 2020
The church isn't closed it is deployed. That's why you and I should actively be looking for ways to serve others and to meet needs in the name of Jesus. Check out these 8 ways that you can serve others in meaningful, safe ways.  Read More
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How to Host a Watch Party
by Mike Hurt on April 19th, 2020
Watch Parties are an easy, fun way for you to share your faith with your friends and family on Facebook.  When we go live with our services, you can invite those who love to attend with you and you will have a private chat to engage your crowd.  You can do this! STEP 1:  START THE PARTY!Head to the Parkway Facebook page. Find the live video. Select “Start” to “Watch together with friends or with a...  Read More
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