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A Few Words on Waiting

“Wait about four weeks.” We, especially those of us in North America, really don’t like such words. We want things to happen, move forward, make progress, show results, and we’re often anxious to move on to the next thing. (Guilty as charged.) Well, wait we must. The “God Loves Deaf Kids” app is with the…

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Tools Needed

A carpenter who shows up for a job with an empty tool box isn’t going to accomplish much, is he? It doesn’t matter how much he loves his work or how much he cares about the people who have contracted his services – if all he has are his own two hands, he’ll never be…

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A New App!

It’s true, I didn’t write the blog article that was due two weeks ago. I broke my promise. I was working on a different promise — and it’s finally at a place where we can start telling you about it. We have a new app that we expect to release this Christmas. Yes, by December…

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Painless Giving Opportunities

It’s an unavoidable economic reality — non-profits must ask for donations. To be fair, it’s painful for everyone. One household may receive a dozen appeals a month that range from local to worldwide, alma-maters to pet shelters, and coins-per-day to thousands per year. Non-profit workers who would prefer to focus on the service aspect of…

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Following Instructions

The instruction of Deuteronomy 6:4-7 is very clear: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you…

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The Importance of Release

In this series, we’ve addressed the importance of flexibility within boundaries and the maturity to distinguish between rules and principles. That brings us to the importance of release – transferring responsibility and control – toward independence. Imagine a toddler who has never crossed a room independently. Rather than exercising his legs to crawl then walk,…

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Why a Ministry to Deaf Children?

From our Mailbag: “576 Deaf people die each day…570 without knowing the Lord Jesus Christ.” – D.P., Illinois Dear D.P., Thank you for sharing your insights with us. These truly are staggering statistics, and the reason for our existence as a ministry. With the advancement of Cochlear Implants and Mainstream schooling, the situation for deaf…

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The Invisible Disaster

What a couple of weeks! A glance at the news informs us that the northwest third of the US is on fire and the southeast third is underwater. A glance at the calendar reminds us that sixteen years ago, our generation came face to face with its own Pearl Harbor experience. Once again, the lines…

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The Importance of Maturity

Previous articles, The Importance of Flexibility and The Importance of Boundaries, address the need to relax our rules while holding to Godly principles. Where does one learn the difference? Maturity. Children still exploring their world don’t know yet how to evaluate alternatives or predict dangerous consequences. They need growth, guidance, instruction, and tighter boundaries than…

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The Importance of Boundaries

Imagine driving in heavy traffic, and each vehicle squeezes around any way they fit. Edge lines, solid lines, and yellow lines are all ignored as drivers “flex” their way through. Can you imagine the chaos? While The Importance of Flexibility warned against sorting people into “good” or “bad” based on appearances, it’s equally important to have boundaries. Salvation…

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