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Social Media Basics: Filters

You’re scrolling down your Instagram feed and see your kid’s most recent post of them with the family dog. You like the photo, but stare at it for a few seconds thinking, “Hold up, that looks like it was...

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Into the Desert: Resources for Lent

Ashes, fasting, praying, Stations of the Cross, no meat on Fridays, parish fish fries, Passion plays, communal penance services… there are SO many things going on during the season of Lent to help us enter into this time of...

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Unplug… and Plugin: Connecting as a Family During Lent

Let’s face it, like it or not, technology is woven into the very fabric of our everyday lives. Whether it is apps and games on our phones, social media, streaming services, or a smart speaker – our kids are...

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Teen Culture Update: January 2019

WHAT’S NEW   Music Future, 21 Savage, Switchfoot, James Blake, and others have released new albums. New singles have also taken the music world by storm the most notable ones include Ariana Grande’s latest single “7 Rings,” “The Catchy...

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Thankful Past Thanksgiving

I am probably the last person to claim to have even a sliver of authority on the subject of Thanksgiving. Growing up as a child of immigrants, Thanksgiving was just one of those traditions we didn’t fully embrace. As...

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Let’s Talk Halloween

It is obvious that Halloween is just around the corner — in every store, the huge spiders and ghouls that used to haunt the aisles and scare small children are now being replaced by… Christmas trees. All the hopes...

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Teens, Music, Drugs: What You Need to Know

“I been smokin’ since I was eleven/ I been poppin’ pills since I was seven/ Told my pastor I don’t do confessions/ ‘cause I pop a lot of molly for my breakfast” Fun fact, this is a factual lyric...

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Social Media Basics: Spotify

It was a beautiful Las Vegas Spring morning and there I was standing in my driveway making all the last-minute preparations for my first-ever garage sale. I had set out a variety of items from our house ranging from...

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Christians (Should) Know that #BlackLivesMatter

Surely, your teen has heard about the Black Lives Matter movement. It began as a social media hashtag in 2012 following the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old black male. He was walking through a Florida neighborhood when an...

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Three Ways to Engage with Modern Culture

As Christians, we are often encouraged to live in the world but not of the world. But with a culture inundated with some negative, less-than-desirable media, it can feel discouraging to dig through and find the positive things worth...

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