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Courtesy of Crosswalk Faith-based retreats can be an excellent way for children and adults to explore their spirituality and connect with people with similar goals. It helps that most retreats take place outdoors where people can see the incredible power and beauty of God's creation in person. To make the retreat successful, it will require a couple of standard features that any retreat should have. Bible study There are sure to be plenty of activities, but you need to be sure that Bible study is a priority. Every day, you should have a variety of options available at different times...

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As old age catches with your parents, it is common to notice that they need to be cared for. It deprives parents of the ability to undertake essential yet straightforward tasks such as washing clothes and eating. At such a time, parents have a certain level of expectation of being accorded the much-needed care that would facilitate their comfortable living. It is your social and ethical responsibility to provide the necessary environment to ensure that they are given such care. Taking care of your parents personally is, in addition to these, a value that we still need to be honoring...

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When you want to have a healthy family, there are certain things that you should do to help your children develop particular morals or ethics. Here is a list of ways to help your children develop timeless values for their future. Helping People in Need Your children should learn that there are other people who have problems so that you can teach them how to help others. If there is a devastating event such as a hurricane, then you and your children can collect clothing, food, and water to send to the location. Alternatively, you might want to bring your...

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“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, to bring praise to God.” Romans 15:7 These words are an excellent touchstone for any congregation working to be more inclusive. Building community while pursuing individual faith can be challenging, especially in today’s fast-paced world. Even the best among us can wake up and realize we’ve created a community that doesn’t live up to this ideal, a place where some feel less than welcome. Grace allows us to recognize this shortcoming, and to move forward with solutions. Where there are walls, impediments to inclusivity, we can take concrete steps to break...

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As we go about our usual daily activities, it is always important to pause and remember who makes our lifestyle and freedoms possible. Those people are the members of the military, also known as the troops. There are many great ways to support our troops. Why Support Our Troops? It's important for Christians to support the military as a reflection of our appreciation for their service in defending our freedoms. They sacrifice so much as they serve in the military, and the least we can do is show our support to them. It's equally important for Christians to be patriotic...

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