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Tools for Parents: December 2014

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December 6, Episode #42: Every Good Thing—Learning to Give Thanks for the Gift and the Giver

During the school gift exchange, Miss Harbor challenges her class not just to appreciate the gift, but spend time being thankful for the giver. Through her challenge, The Club poignantly discovers the depth of God's love for us.
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"Unclaimed treasure?"

Perhaps you've heard the news about the hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds, tax credits and rebates that go unclaimed by folks each year. It's hard to believe. After all, why would anyone turn down free money—especially money that is owed them? This week's Director's Notes draws our attention to unclaimed gifts of a different kind. Is there an unclaimed gift out there with your name on it?


December 13, Episode #43: The Road to Christmas—Jesus Came That We Might Have an Abundant Life

On the way to perform their Christmas pageant in Modesty, The Club, Paw Paw Chuck, and Miss Harbor run into an unexpected delay. Forced to seek shelter in a hillside home, the group helps a man and his son find healing, restoration, and a reason to have the Christmas spirit.
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"You're being robbed!"

Are roots of bitterness choking your joy? Are unresolved conflicts or deep-seated griefs stealing the abundant life Christ promises us? This week's Directors Notes shines light on the robbers in our midst, the thieves of peace and contentment in the Lord. Discover how God uses others to help us heal from our hurts and arrest those thoughts that would steal away the life Jesus came to give us.


December 20, Episode #15: The Perfect Christmas Gift—Christmas Is about Jesus

Just days before Christmas, a mysterious illness spreads through the town sapping everyone of their strength and their hopes of winning the big Christmas decorating contest. With only hours before the judges arrive, can The Club find a way to save Christmas or has everyone been making Christmas something it's not?
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"You're invited to a gift exchange"

You probably get several invitations in the mail this time of year. Office parties, Christmas tree lightings, church pageants, and chances to see family and friends are all a part of the holidays. But did you know that you are invited to a very special gift exchange—one unlike any you will attend this year? This week's Director's Notes challenges us to think of Christmas in a new way and exchange the junk we think is precious for the gifts God has for us instead.


December 27, Episode #54: The Captain of My Destiny—We Should Let God Direct Our Plans

Staci welcomes a new arrival to Wildwood and her whole world is turned upside down! Eunice McGruff convinces Staci that if you want anything in this world, you have to make it happen for yourself. Staci likes what she hears, but is that what God tells us to do?
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"Treasure hunters"

David Carl writes, "There is a treasure out there for you. There's one for me too. So let's go get it. Why haven't you left yet? If you have any common sense, you're waiting for more information. Things like, what exactly is the treasure? Where is the treasure hidden? What will I need to take with me and what obstacles will I have to overcome? For some reason, this kind of good thinking rarely gets applied to spiritual things." Discover what tools spiritual treasure hunters need to be equipped with in this week's Director's Notes.


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