Category Archives: Mothers

Focus on Life: Abortion

The Focus on Life initiative was undertaken by the Compassion, Mercy and Justice Team (formerly Social Concerns) to call attention to man-made or natural conditions that are taking, endangering, or denigrating human life from conception to old age. Jesus said in John 10:10 “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. But…
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Without Rival: A FirstCov’er Story

Being at the right place at the right time may happen on occasion for just about everyone. What about when the right place and time also reveals a message specifically meant for you to hear? Those rare God moments do happen and FirstCov'er Joy St. John shares her story about a recent experience where God…
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When Scripture Speaks: A FirstCov’er Story

If you have read a verse or two in the Bible and have come back to it again, only to find that it speaks to you in an entirely different way, you are not alone. FirstCov'er Jeff Carow writes on how a very important section of Scripture looked differently to him recently. Eyes to See…
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Faithful to His Promises: A FirstCov’er Story

FirstCov'er Nancy Nygaard is no stranger to physical suffering. She has weathered many storms in her life, and in continuing to seek God through it all, she has witnessed His blessings and faithfulness. Read her story below, as she gives us a glimpse into her journey. Pursue Him to Find your Purpose Seek God through…
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Focus on Life: Domestic Violence

In 1989, the US Congress designated the month of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since then various national, state and local non-profit organizations sponsor activities to promote awareness and action. What is Domestic Violence?? The term “domestic violence” as defined by the Department of Justice includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed…
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Family Organic Outreach (ch. 11): Connecting in Organic Ways

This week is chapter 11 with "Connecting in Organic Ways".  FirstCov'ers Angie and Ben Branum dish out a hearty discussion of "cultural stew", open their front door to a sneak peek of their lives as parents to a pre-teen, and bring us out into the community with ideas of where to go to make connections for…
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Reading as Parenting?

What role do books play in your parenting? Is it really important? This thoughtful piece explores five reasons to read aloud to our kids. Take another look at this "old" resource of books and reading aloud together as you carry out your role as the primary discipler of your children. Happy reading! Thinking carefully about…
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