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Articles by Kim Heinecke

  • Exhausted From Sorrow

    There are seasons of life in which our hearts can’t take another blow. Have you ever experienced that kind of exhausting sorrow? In these times it is so important to look to Jesus. He is gently and compassionately encouraging us to press on.

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  • The Single Mother on Father’s Day

    Father's Day can bring a mixed bag of sentiments for women. For the mom who's been abandoned, it can stir up feelings of bitterness and frustration. Widows may wrestle sadness over the happy times their children have lost, and resentment can creep into the heart of an unwed mom who never walked the aisle.

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  • A Mothers Bible

    My mother’s Bible is at the top of my “wish list” when she leaves this world for eternity. The pages are worn and some are ripped. It’s been recovered in an effort to extend its life but even the new leather is now desperate for repair.

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  • Mother’s Day Boot Camp

    Mother’s Day Boot Camp began many years ago. My sons were very small, and instead of moping around feeling sorry for myself that no husband was around to take them shopping or demand they leave me alone for an uninterrupted nap, I elected to teach them how to honor me (and other important women in their lives) on Mother’s Day.

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  • Giving Kids An Allowance

    It's all a balancing act when it comes to parenting. But when opportunities arise that set your child up for success, we should jump on them. Let's talk about 3 simple, but practical ways to teach kids about money. Keep the perspective that you are training them to be wise with their finances when they leave home. They’ll thank you for it later.

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  • Your Kids Are Not Your Enemy

    Scripture is clear, in this world we are not fighting against people. We have a spiritual enemy set on taking you and me out of the game. And sometimes he uses our kids as his weapons to destroy what God has sanctified.

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  • I Vote to Ditch Valentine’s Day

    Valentine's Day drums up all kind of emotions. For some, it brings up feelings of rejection and loneliness. Others feel caught in the trap of comparison or jealousy. This is a holiday that leaves many wanting and empty. Is it possible to survive the day if Cupid hasn’t shot his arrow your way?

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  • Preparation Pays Off

    Have you ever prepared for something before it happens? The preparation probably didn't make it easier, but it equipped you to handle it better. Life is no different. When life’s challenges entangle us, preparation doesn't magically take the challenge away; it enables you to lift your eyes and behold the beauty of the One who rescues us.

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  • If Your Holiday Was Not Wonderful

    Culture paints a lovely, fairytale-like picture of the holiday season, doesn’t it? Children dressed in matching outfits, sipping hot chocolate by a fire, opening a mountain of gifts in an orderly fashion while happy moms and dads watch with peaceful smiles. No unkind word escapes anyone’s lips and no one dreams of fighting with a sibling.

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  • My Kids Said Moses and Sarah Are His Parents

    Kids say the darndest things. Most of them are laughable, but on occasion, they become an object lesson. Through the eyes of her son's not-so-perfect storytelling, Kim Heinecke explains the importance of understanding the truth of why we celebrate Christmas.

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