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Household Faith: Strengthening Family Relationships

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Household Faith: Strengthening Family Relationships | August 2017 Southwestern Union Record

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

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No relationship is without discord at times, but do you feel that your relationship with your spouse, children, or parents isn’t what you’d like it to be? Could your relationships …

On the Record

Larry Moore: Building and Strengthening Family Relationships

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How can we strengthen our relationships? Last month we talked about growing spiritually as a family and I mentioned having worship together. There are many ways and methods that can …

Buford Griffith: Building and Strengthening Family Relationships

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Relationships are fragile. They must be nurtured in order for them to be successful. If a label were placed on our relationships, especially in our homes, it would probably read, …

John Page: Building and Strengthening Family Relationships

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What are relationships based on? A camp counselor once told me about a camper who would always hold the door open behind her a few extra seconds after she had …


Just Listen

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Getting along with others, whether at home, at work, at school, church, or in the neighborhood is one of the most important elements for successful living. Key to this is …


Middle School Matchup

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Nearly 180 excited seventh and eighth grade students gathered at the Killeen Civic Center on April 18, 2017 for the first annual Texas Conference STEM Day. Students chose either a …


Staying Connected

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Urie Bronfenbrenner, Ph.D., known for his ecological systems theory of child development, studied the amount of interaction between fathers and their children.The fathers in the study were asked to estimate …

Little Readers

Lunchtime Kindness

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Download August 2017 Kids’ Activity Pages (PDF | JPG) The school bell rang and it was time for one of my favorite parts of the day: lunchtime! I was extremely …


Intentional Intimacy

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Have you ever seen a set of matryoshka, or Russian nesting dolls? Open one of these delicate, intricately painted dolls and you will find another, similarly painted doll, and then …

Bridging The Gap

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You have probably heard the saying, “it takes a village to raise a child,” but consider the idea that it takes a whole church to raise up a child in …

Prodigal In Our Midst

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Picture this: It’s early Monday morning and an agenda filled with meetings and deadlines awaits you. In the rush of the morning routine, you realized that it has happened again. …

The Non Parents

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I am not a mom. The only babies I’ve parented are a yellow lab named Kalila, and a black shepherd mix named Shadow. They can be a handful, but there …

What Matters Most

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Sabbaths can be tricky. As I was getting ready for church a few months ago, my daughter Mia was frantically tearing her room apart looking for her Sabbath School lesson. …

Southwestern Happenings

August-September 2017 Events

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--- August Events --- August 1-4: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference: Teachers’ Convention, Camp Yorktown Bay, Mt. Pine, Ark.,, 318.631.6240 August 2-5: ASI National Convention, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, August 2-22: Texas …

Southwestern Union

End It Now

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Silver Spring, Md. » The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes that abuse affects children, women, and men within the church and community. In response, the North American Division and Adventist Risk …

Oklahoma for Christ

Burleson, Texas » Each year the Southwestern Union’s administration and many departmental directors participate in public evangelism during the month of September. The location for this effort is selected on …

Southwestern Adventist University

Students’ Summer Plans

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Keene, Texas » School may have been out for the summer but Southwestern Adventist University students were as busy as ever. Catch up with a few of them and what …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Bound Together

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As a youngster, I remember very well the countless times I passed by my parents’ bedroom, and with the door partially open, I would see my father on his knees …

Outdoor School

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Camp Yorktown Bay, Ark. » The Arkansas-Louisiana Conference’s outdoor school, themed “Faithful,” was an awesome experience for 145 students and adults who spent the week at Camp Yorktown Bay, May …

Unexpected Blessings

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Mineral Springs, Ark. » In early April, Gary Manly received a phone call from a pastor of a local church. Due to health concerns of the pastor’s father, the church …

A Family Baptized

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Slidell, La. » On Sabbath, May 20, the DeSilva family (Charles, Erania, Madison, and Jaylor) was baptized at the Slidell Seventh-day Adventist Church. Following the death of their six-year-old son, …

Oklahoma Conference

Sabbath Traditions

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“Day is dying in the west; Heaven is touching earth with rest; Wait and worship while the night Sets the evening lamps alight Through all the sky.” (Day is Dying …

Food Drive

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Norman » The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) conducted its 25th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 13. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country’s largest single-day …

A Child’s Prayer

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Oklahoma City » As a Sabbath School teacher, I know that children often pray for their parents. One of my Sabbath School students, Isaac, is one of those children. We …

Grandmother Rose

Broken Arrow » Pilgrims are often defined as those who travel seeking a new place. Normally we think of pilgrims as those who traveled from England in 1620 to America. …

Southwest Region Conference

Empowering Families

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Empowering another is to make that person stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life. In this age, families have lost control. This was not the plan for Christian …

Finding a Home

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Baton Rouge, La. » “I was looking for a church that keeps the Sabbath and actually teaches the true Word, and my search led me to Berean,” was the response …

Texas Conference

Learning To Love

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I have come to comprehend and appreciate the words that we find in 1 Peter 3:7-8: “Husbands, likewise dwell with them (your wife) with understanding, giving honor to the wife as …

Impossible Made Possible

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Midlothian » “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14), was the theme for this year’s Outdoor School for students in fifth and sixth grade at Hoblitzelle Camp and …

Katy School Graduation

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Katy » The Katy Adventist Christian School recently celebrated the graduation of seven students, culminating a vibrant school year filled with academic rigor, physical development, spiritual growth, and lasting friendships. …

Texico Conference

Marriage is Giving

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You may have heard that marriage is a 50-50 proposition. You go halfway, and your spouse goes halfway. But who determines the halfway point if you both disagree? I have …

International Sabbath

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Midland, Texas » On April 15, members of the Midland Seventh-day Adventist Church came together and hosted a special International Sabbath event. The day-long service, which aimed to highlight the …

Youth Rush

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Texico » New Mexico and West Texas summers would not be the same if energetic young people were not out knocking on doors. Every year students and leaders hit city …

Revealing Revelation

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Albuquerque, N. Mex. » From May 12 to June 3, international evangelist Richard Halverson presented Bible truths in a Revelation prophecy seminar at Albuquerque’s Central Seventh-day Adventist church. Halverson held …

Classified Ads

August 2017 Classified Ads

Employment Walla Walla University is hiring! To see the list of available positions, go to PUC is seeking full time positions in our Nursing Department. Looking for professors in …


August 2017 Announcements

Announcements South Bend Junior Academy in Indiana is celebrating its 100th year on September 23 and 24! Register online at or call 574-287-3713. And LIKE us on Facebook: South Bend …


August 2017 Obituaries

Carter, Laura Mae; born Oct. 4, 1940; died March 13, 2017; Baton Rouge, La. Church membership: Baton Rouge Berean. She was preceded in death by parents Emma and Jack Wells, …

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