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The Generous Widow
by Mike Hurt on October 30th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONSI love being a parent.  Psalms 128,  I make my home a haven for my kids.  Romans 12:18, Galatians 5:22-23READ IT41 Jesus sat down across from the place where people put their temple offerings. He watched the crowd putting their money into the offering boxes. Many rich people threw large amounts into them. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins. They w...  Read More
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The Disciples in the Boat
by Mike Hurt on October 23rd, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONSI love being a parent.  Psalms 128,  I make my home a haven for my kids.  Romans 12:18, Galatians 5:22-23READ IT35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over th...  Read More
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The Woman Who Worshiped Jesus
by Mike Hurt on October 16th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONSI love being a parent.  Psalms 128,  I make my home a haven for my kids.  Romans 12:18, Galatians 5:22-23READ IT36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster ...  Read More
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The Stressed Out Sister
by Mike Hurt on October 9th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONSI love being a parent.  Psalms 128,  I make my home a haven for my kids.  Romans 12:18, Galatians 5:22-23READ IT38 Jesus and his disciples went on their way. Jesus came to a village where a woman named Martha lived. She welcomed him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary. Mary sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was busy with all the things ...  Read More
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The Man with the Withered Hand
by Mike Hurt on October 2nd, 2022
Parenting Affirmations:  I love being a parent.  Psalms 128,  I make my home a haven for my kids.  Romans 12:18, Galatians 5:22-23READ IT9 Going on from that place, Jesus went into their synagogue. 10 A man with a weak and twisted hand was there. The Pharisees were trying to accuse Jesus of a crime. So they asked him, “Does the Law allow us to heal on the Sabbath day?”  11 He said to them, “What i...  Read More
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Questioning Faith
by Mike Hurt on September 25th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONGod’s grace is greater than my parenting mistakes.  Proverbs 19:21READ IT24 Thomas was one of the 12 disciples. He was also called Didymus. He was not with the other disciples when Jesus came. 25 So they told him, “We have seen the Lord!”  But he said to them, “First I must see the nail marks in his hands. I must put my finger where the nails were. I must put my hand into his ...  Read More
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Little Faith
by Mike Hurt on September 18th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONGod’s grace is greater than my parenting mistakes.  Proverbs 19:21READ IT 22 Right away Jesus made the disciples get into the boat. He had them go on ahead of him to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. Then he sent the crowd away. 23 After he had sent them away, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone. 24 The boat was already a l...  Read More
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Great Faith
by Mike Hurt on September 11th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONGod’s grace is greater than my parenting mistakes.  Proverbs 19:21READ IT5 When Jesus entered Capernaum, a Roman commander came to him. He asked Jesus for help. 6 “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home and can’t move. He is suffering terribly.”  7 Jesus said, “Shall I come and heal him?”8 The commander replied, “Lord, I am not good enough to have you come into my house. But...  Read More
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Faith on Mission
by Mike Hurt on September 4th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONGod’s grace is greater than my parenting mistakes.  Proverbs 19:21READ“God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.”  John 3:16DISCUSS ITWhat do we learn about God and ourselves from this verse?  (God loves us and we need His grace.)What did God do to show His love for us?  (He gave His Son.)Why d...  Read More
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I Will Lead My Church
by Mike Hurt on August 28th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONSMy children are a gift from God.  Psalms 127:3-5, The way I raise my kids will impact the world. Deuteronomy 6, Matthew 28:19-20 READ14 “I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me. 15 They know me just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I give my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this sheep pen. I must bring them...  Read More
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I Will Send My Church
by Mike Hurt on August 21st, 2022
PARENTING 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 28:16-2016 Then the 11 disciples went to Galilee. They went to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him. But some still had their doubts. 18 Then Jesus came to them. He said, “All authority i...  Read More
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I Will Be Glorified in My Church
by Mike Hurt on August 14th, 2022
PARENTING 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 JOHN 17:20-2320 “I do not pray only for them. I pray also for everyone who will believe in me because of their message. 21 Father, I pray they will be one, just as you are in me and I am in you. I want them also to be in us. Then the world will ...  Read More
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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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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 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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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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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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They Got What They Deserved
by Mike Hurt on June 26th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONI will treasure my kids’ unique personalities and foster their unique talents.  Psalms 139:14  and I’m a better parent when I take care of myself.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 1 Peter 5:7BIG IDEA“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”  JOHN 1:17 Through Jesus we get to see the completion of God’s plan, grace and truth.  You can’t have one w...  Read More
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God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle
by Mike Hurt on June 19th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONI will treasure my kids’ unique personalities and foster their unique talents.  Psalms 139:14  and I’m a better parent when I take care of myself.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 1 Peter 5:7BIG IDEAWhen your friends or family are struggling, don’t offer them  more of their own strength.  Don’t tell them, You can handle this.  God would never give you  more than you can handle.  Instea...  Read More
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Go And Do What Makes You Happy
by Mike Hurt on June 12th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONI will treasure my kids’ unique personalities and foster their unique talents.  Psalms 139:14  and I’m a better parent when I take care of myself.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 1 Peter 5:7READ13 So be watchful, and control yourselves completely. In this way, put your hope in the grace that lies ahead. This grace will be brought to you when Jesus Christ returns. 14 You should obey yo...  Read More
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Be the Best Version of Yourself
by Mike Hurt on June 5th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONI will treasure my kids’ unique personalities and foster their unique talents.  Psalms 139:14  and I’m a better parent when I take care of myself.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 1 Peter 5:7READ24 Then Jesus spoke to his disciples. He said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must say no to themselves. They must pick up their cross and follow me. 25 Whoever wants to save their life will ...  Read More
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Go the Extra Mile
by Mike Hurt on May 29th, 2022
In the Relationship Restart series, we are breaking some bad habits and building some new ones to love to people closest to me as Jesus has loved me.Use this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  ...  Read More
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Boundaries
by Mike Hurt on May 22nd, 2022
In the Relationship Restart series, we are breaking some bad habits and building some new ones to love to people closest to me as Jesus has loved me.Use this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  ...  Read More
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Forgiveness and Grace
by Mike Hurt on May 15th, 2022
In the Relationship Restart series, we are breaking some bad habits and building some new ones to love to people closest to me as Jesus has loved me.Use this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  ...  Read More
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A Life of Honor
by Mike Hurt on May 8th, 2022
In the Relationship Restart series, we are breaking some bad habits and building some new ones to love to people closest to me as Jesus has loved me.Use this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  ...  Read More
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Love in Action
by Mike Hurt on May 1st, 2022
In the Relationship Restart series, we are breaking some bad habits and building some new ones to love to people closest to me as Jesus has loved me.Use this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  ...  Read More
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The Road to Emmaus
by Kristi Hurt on April 24th, 2022
Series Focus: Easter is the Best Day EverUse this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  When you are done reading, there are discussion questions to help your family talk about what you read.  Fee...  Read More
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The Empty Tomb
by Kristi Hurt on April 17th, 2022
Series Focus: Easter is the Best Day EverUse this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  When you are done reading, there are discussion questions to help your family talk about what you read.  Fee...  Read More
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The Dying Thieves
by Kristi Hurt on April 10th, 2022
Series Focus: Easter is the Best Day EverUse this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  When you are done reading, there are discussion questions to help your family talk about what you read.  Fee...  Read More
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Jesus and Pilate
by Kristi Hurt on April 3rd, 2022
Series Focus: Easter is the Best Day EverUse this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  When you are done reading, there are discussion questions to help your family talk about what you read.  Fee...  Read More
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Forgiving the Unforgivable
by Kristi Hurt on March 27th, 2022
Series Focus:  Love Like JesusUse this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  When you are done reading, there are discussion questions to help your family talk about what you read.  Feel free to a...  Read More
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Loving the Unlovable
by Kristi Hurt on March 20th, 2022
Series Focus:  Love Like JesusUse this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  When you are done reading, there are discussion questions to help your family talk about what you read.  Feel free to a...  Read More
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Helping the Helpless
by Kristi Hurt on March 13th, 2022
Series Focus:  Love Like JesusUse this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  When you are done reading, there are discussion questions to help your family talk about what you read.  Feel free to a...  Read More
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Seeing People Like Jesus Sees People
by Kristi Hurt on March 6th, 2022
Series Focus:  Love Like JesusUse this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  When you are done reading, there are discussion questions to help your family talk about what you read.  Feel free to a...  Read More
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Rhythm of Bible Study
by Kristi Hurt on February 27th, 2022
Series Focus:  Spend time with God to be more like JesusUse this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  When you are done reading, there are discussion questions to help your family talk about what...  Read More
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Rhythm of Prayer
by Kristi Hurt on February 20th, 2022
Series Focus:  Spend time with God to be more like JesusUse this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  When you are done reading, there are discussion questions to help your family talk about what...  Read More
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Rhythm of Serving
by Kristi Hurt on February 13th, 2022
Series Focus:  Spend time with God to be more like JesusUse this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  When you are done reading, there are discussion questions to help your family talk about what...  Read More
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Rhythm of Withdrawal
by Kristi Hurt on February 6th, 2022
Series Focus:  Spend time with God to be more like JesusUse this guide to lead your family.  In each guide, you will find a parenting affirmation to help you focus on God's call on you as a parent/guardian.  Then, you will find a Scripture passage from the New International Reader's Version of the Bible.  When you are done reading, there are discussion questions to help your family talk about what...  Read More
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