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RIO: Deep & Wide

My friends at David C. Cook have a new product for churches and families, and I’d love to share it with you.  Rio is a new family-friendly digital curriculum that helps churches and families foster a deeper relationship with God and a life of faith that is rich and full. Kids learn how to experience God, discern His voice, and know the Spirit s powerful work in their lives.

Rio believes that our faith is a relational one, and that the best way to grow people in the faith is to help them deepen their relationship with God and others. We strive to engage relationships at all levels within your children’s ministry—leader to child, child to child, child to parent, parent to leader—all within the context of a relationship with God.

This focus on knowing God will produce in children a desire to obey God—not obedience through their own power, but obedience through the power provided by the Holy Spirit. By keeping the focus on God and responding to Him, Rio strives to produce a transformational faith that will reproduce itself for generations to come.

It’s available as a downloadable product as well as on DVD.

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And What Remains

An ordinary father wants to leave an extraordinary legacy and sets out to revisit his father s past in hopes of helping his son face the future. Set in Eastern Kansas, it s a story of regret, of reconciliation and of hope, exploring the complex relationship between a father and son.

And What Remains from Resonate Pictures on Vimeo.

 

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BBC News: Why Finnish Babies Sleep in Cardboard Boxes “It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.”

Popular Books on GoodReads I can’t totally agree with everything on this list, and of course I haven’t read them all. I just appreciated the lists. Here are list for my kids ages:

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