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About thelivinghopeblog

Crystal and Stephen Wade, owners of Hope Streams, received a commission from the Father to connect the generations to Him and to each other so that they can: Start well. Live well. Recover well. Build well. Finish well. As part of that commission, they release materials to assist people of all ages in connecting to The Perfect Parent. The couple carries the Father's passion to position the next generation to be grounded in His truth and love so they can fly in the Spirit. To that end, their family launched Let’s Wade In, a media portal, which is both a community for children, tweens and teens and a tool for parents and caregivers to anchor students in truth and love so they can fly in the Spirit. They have three wonderful sons. www.hopestreams.net

The Spirit of the LORD with Our Children’s Spirits

I love the true stories in Scripture which go epic. The sure fire way to ascertain if the story will go epic quickly is contained in these key words: “The Spirit of the Lord came upon. . . .” For … Continue reading

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Help, My Children are Healthy!

Parenting is no easy task. Raising children spirit first takes much work as it demands engagement to build them intentionally. Honestly, when we’ve nurtured our children’s spirits, they are in better shape than we are (in many areas). Father has … Continue reading

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Hear What Their Sensitivity is Saying

One of the greatest gifts that can be given is the gift of listening. In today’s frenetic world, it’s a pearl of high price. These pearls, however, are treasures. It’s very worthwhile for us to stop and to listen that … Continue reading

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Strength and Sensitivity of Spirit

Children, tweens and teens, who’ve received nurture to their spirits, have a great inner strength and resolve. This strength is very good as it’s a sign of inner health by being able to stand solid in oneself. It’s also very … Continue reading

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Spiritual Hygiene

“We’ve gotta wash that Christian fellowship off our hands,” laughed my dad as we’d drive home after church, following his jovial and personable interactions with crowds at every service. Physically speaking, founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, changed history for … Continue reading

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Give Me a BREAK!

The most demanding, unpaid job, without holidays or vacations, on the planet is parenting! It’s also the most rewarding, and yields the highest (eternal and generational) return on investment. What a whiplash! What a challenge! Parents need a reliable, trustworthy, … Continue reading

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Bounce Back from “Bad” Behavior

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.  Even when we nurture our child’s spirit, stay tuned in, and deal with generational issues, sometimes our child has an unusual change in behavior for no apparent reason. In … Continue reading

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Recover Your Family’s Peace

How do you cope with and diffuse tension and stress? Do you release it verbally? physically? emotionally? spiritually? Or were you trained, consciously or inadvertently, to hold it inward? (Hint: This is a root cause of many physical ailments and … Continue reading

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Restore Your Family by Nourishment

Have you ever been so weighted by your daily loads plus each season’s particular stresses coupled with your children (tweens and teens) constant complaining? Thus, when they act up or out, you drown them out? Or don’t take much notice? … Continue reading

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From Turbulent to TEAM!

Have you ever faced big stress and your children add to it by acting out? Here you are, trying your best to hold it together, keeping the family boat of life steady in turbulent water. Randomly, it seems, they begin … Continue reading

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