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Growing Home Together

 

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Thanks for stopping by Growing Home Together, where we (Rob & Joanna Teigen) want to share the journey of family life and faith with you.

We’ve celebrated 25 years of marriage and are loving life with five awesome kids, plus a beautiful daughter-in-law. We share an addiction to coffee, bookstores, and Christmas music. We debate whether two dogs are enough and who should win “The Voice” every season. We’re a neat-freak married to a mess, an explorer to a homebody, and an introvert to a ‘people person.’ But we do agree that our vows are for always, children are a gift, and prayer is powerful.

Over the years we’ve lived in five states as we made our way here to West Michigan. We look forward to meeting you here, supporting your pursuit of God and the hearts of your loved ones. We can’t wait to grow together with you.

 

Growing Through Prayer

Lord,

As my children fill backpacks, lockers, and lunch boxes, their minds are filled with worries too. Will I make new friends? What if I embarrass myself in class? Will my teachers like me? How much homework will I deal with? Will I get good grades? Am I brave enough? Smart enough? Good enough? My kids carry stress as they face the unknowns of a new school year.

Overcome my children’s fears with your love. Help them to hold on to your promises:

You’re with them wherever they go. (Joshua 1:9)
You’re kind and forgiving of their mistakes. (Psalm 86:5)
You protect them from gossip and bullying (Psalm 27:1-3, 12-13)
You hear their prayers and provide for their needs. (Philippians 4:6-7, 19)
You give wisdom when they don’t know what to do. (James 1:5)
You stay close and faithful when they’re lonely or rejected. (Romans 8:31-38)
You give courage and strength to do hard things. (Isaiah 40:28-31)

Thank you for the peace our family finds in you. I praise you for loving my kids as a perfect Father. Pour out your blessing on my children as they begin this new season. Give the support of loyal friends and caring teachers. Open their minds to learn and understand. Fill them with courage to follow Jesus. Teach them to rely on you for all their needs at school. Conquer every threat to their safety and confidence. Capture their hearts with your love.

Amen.

 

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
(Psalm 91:1-4, 14-15)

Brave Love

Pursue Courage as a Couple

We invite you to share a 31-day journey of calling on God for brave love. For courage to follow Christ wherever he leads. For resolve to give and serve with all you've got. For strength to overcome fear and doubt. For tenacious love for God and each other, no matter what you face. We pray your marriage will be blessed as you read, pray, and grow in faith together.
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