Author Archives | Tim Woda

“Jazzed for Jesus” Mission Trip to El Salvador

My wife, Christine, and I and two of our children have been selected to join a mission team which will be traveling to El Salvador, Nov 8-16, 2014. Our family feels called to share the good news of the risen Christ and his unending love and grace with the people of this impoverished, polarized country. And […]

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Digital Parenting Starts Here… Look Up

I came across this video called “Look Up” which was written, performed and directed by Gary Turk and it was so powerful I just had to share it with you. As Greg puts it, “Children are growing up in a world where they don’t play outside or communicate with their friends. It seems today everything […]

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Are Online Predators More Dangerous Than Offline Ones?

Internet predators are adults who meet kids online intending to sexually exploit them. Of course, the Internet isn’t the only place where your child can run into predators – predators can also exist in their neighborhood, their school, or even in their extended family. Do we need to be more worried about predators your child […]

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5 Safety Tips for Teen Instagram Users

Instagram is a mobile photo sharing app, which in the last few years has become one of the most popular social networks around. Don’t let the word “app” fool you: in addition to just posting pictures, Instagram helps kids to connect, discuss, and follow each other just like Facebook or Myspace. Because Instagram is becoming […]

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Should Sexting Be Addressed in School?

Despite how prevalent it has become in high school and even middle school, adults are still trying to figure out how to address sexting among our tweens and teens. Laws vary from state to state, and disciplinary action varies from school to school. Some school administrators are even wondering: should we be talking about it […]

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Blurring the Lines Between Types of Media

Parenting has never been easy, but a generation ago it was at least easier to tell exactly what your child was doing on any particular device. The radio and CDs were for listening to music. Atari and Nintendo were for playing games. Phones were for making calls. Technology was simpler then, and rarely did different […]

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