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Tools for Parents: April 2014

Tools for Parents Archive


April 5, Episode #17: A Conscious Effort—Your Sin Will Find You Out

Staci's new toy goes missing and only C.J. knows the truth, but he's not telling . . . that is, until he hears a familiar tune.
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"Fear factor"

Have you ever made a list of things you want to accomplish before you die? For some, all that keeps them from checking off items on their list is fear. It is a particularly powerful immobilizing force. Lose the fear, and there's seemingly no limit to what can be accomplished. This week, David Carl suggests that some people may use fear to keep them from doing the wrong thing, but it's best to lose that kind of fear as well.


April 12, Episode #18: Tiffany Cometh—Rebellion

Everyone is excited about Wildwood's newest and richest student . . . everyone, that is, except Miss Harbor, who quickly realizes that Tiffany doesn't want to play by anyone's rules but her own.
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“Question authority"

"Question authority." It was the mantra of the 60s and emblematic of a generation that believed its government was lying to them. The only one a person could really trust, they said, was himself. Nearly half a century later, our culture still embraces and venerates the spirit of the rebel. But David Carl explains why a "question authority" attitude will ultimately send one spiraling out of control.


April 19, Episode #29: I'm a Believer—Easter Is a Time for Rejoicing

C.J. thinks he knows everything about Easter. He's heard it all before. But he's never experienced an Easter like this. Discover with C.J. what it means to be a true believer of Jesus Christ. Paws & Tales presents a very special Easter story for your whole family.
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"What wondrous love is this?"

Nineteenth century preacher, eminent scientist, and college president Alexander Means penned the words to this American folk hymn: "What wondrous love is this, O my soul? What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss to bear the dreadful curse for my soul!" "Wondrous" only begins to capture the enormity of God's love for us. David Carl explains how such love can leave one struggling to find an appropriate response.


April 26, Episode #19: Staci's Dilemma—Doing What Is Right

There's been a robbery at Mr. Crawford's general store. Staci thinks she saw the culprit but is warned by a mysterious visitor that if she knows what's good for her, she'll keep her mouth shut! Meanwhile, C.J. discovers the hard way that receiving God's forgiveness isn't hard at all.
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“Now go do the right thing"

Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger concludes each hour of her popular national call-in show with the challenge, "Now go do the right thing." It's good advice that often isn't easy to follow. As callers to the program can attest, Dr. Laura's recommendations for solving callers' moral dilemmas are seldom easy or painless. In this week's Director's Notes, David Carl explains why it's important that there are sometimes tough consequences to doing the right thing and the eternal benefits of making the necessary sacrifices.

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