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Creative Mind

Imagine! We are made in the image of God! It follows, then, that if we are made in the image of the Creative Architect of the entire universe that we must have inherited some of that capacity for creativity, right? — Yet, how many times have we said, “I’m just not creative!” What is wrong with this picture? Could it be that we all have the capacity for creativity but aren’t utilizing what’s been given to us? Or could it be that for some reason we’re unable to recognize our particular areas of God-given creativity?

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Teenage Perception

Sometimes the hardest problems aren’t found in a textbook. The most worrisome questions are not from a pop quiz. The harsh words, judgmental looks and hurtful rumors can be more overwhelming than any honors class, sporting competition or music recital. This article is to parents of teenage daughters…

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School Buses - Are you ready for school to start?

It’s that time of year again … time for new backpacks, scouring the aisles to fill the supply list and bracing yourself for the return of hectic morning schedules. It’s back-to-school time! In the mad dash to check everything off the to-do list, don’t forget to check in with your child. Take time to talk with your child about what to expect. Get prepared. Set a routine. Address any fears your child may have about the new school year. Doing these things can make the transition to a new school year less stressful for everyone.

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