Family

Create Fun Family Experiences This Summer

Summer is here. At this point, you may already have your days fully planned out hour-by-hour to ensure that your children arrive in August bursting with joy and gratitude for the life-giving experiences you planned for them. Or…if you’re like most, you may have little or nothing planned and are hungry for some good ideas. […]

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Honoring Our Fathers

I can’t think of a better way to honor my father than to share his incredible and inspiring story. It’s a phenomenal story, really. My Dad, Bob Hoskins, has been tirelessly doing the Lord’s work for nearly 75 years — well beyond the age of retirement! As a seven-year-old boy, dad received a vision from […]

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Dads, The Heroes We Need Today

Father’s Day ought to be Hero’s Day. A day when the role we traditionally title as “dad” is celebrated so the next generation can see it for what it needs to be. It is time for each of us with children to enlist in the “I Want to Be A Dad Who’s A Hero” campaign. […]

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Graduates Prepared to Unleash Their Talents 2019

As the class of 2019 walks across the stage to receive their diplomas and into the next season of their lives, administrators and staff have high hopes for what they see as some of the most naturally talented students they’ve seen. “When I think about the class of 2019, I see an amazing amount of […]

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Firewall Centers Celebrates Servant Leaders

Firewall Centers currently serves more than 400 students in eight public schools and provides them with the tutoring and mentoring they need in order to succeed in life. The students, their Firewall mentors, and community partners gathered at Firewall’s Servant Leader Celebration on May 14th to commemorate the students on their successes. The graduating High […]

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Faithful And Obedient

My daughter Ariel is away at college in New York, so I’d like to share what I have found to be unusual in a lovely way. When Ariel was like six or seven, her mom Joyce was, and still is, an avid and committed aerobics work out fanatic and all about health and like organic […]

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National Foster Care Month Brings Attention to the Crisis Close to Home

Last month, over 2,000 people came together for 4KIDS’ biggest gathering of world-changers yet, Advocate 4KIDS! Featuring a live performance by Christian artist Jimmy Needham, and an inspiring message from motivational speaker Nick Vujicic, it was a night many will never forget. Together, businesses, churches and passionate individuals from six different counties discovered how they […]

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Teens and Stress

In years past, the teen years were looked at as a time of “finding oneself.” Behavior, dress and poor choices were even excused by this. It was expected for teens to act out or push back because this time period was a time of exploration to find who you were. Today the focus has shifted […]

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Parenting—the call of a lifetime

As we spend this month getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day, there is joy and pain in equal measure around this day for many. Especially those who have lost their mother for any reason. Working for a global ministry that serves children and youth, I am deeply saddened by the worldwide epidemic of family brokenness. […]

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