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New Retreat Helps Families Reconnect

Bethel has expanded its ministry to our community in 2019 with a new weekend retreat called Family Steps. This program was born out of a need we saw in our community, as we listened to the families who seek help from Bethel, as well as area pastors and educators. Families often come to Bethel at…

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Giving, Receiving and Casting Cans

As I went through my first season on staff here at Bethel, I was humbled by the outpouring of generosity and sincerity that was shown to our families. Our supporters are generous givers! But what about the families who were the receivers? Even when you are very grateful for help, receiving can be a truly…

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Raising Children During a Health Crisis

Her husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer when their twin boys were just 12 years old. Scottie Summerlin share tips for families in a health crisis.

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A Story of Restoration: My African Violet

“…All that was left was a stick in a pot.” She was a homeless single mom with no car, no job and a dying African violet that seemed to mirror her life struggles. Today, she gives back as she leads a Bethel Bible Village program for families and single parents experiencing a temporary housing crisis.

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9 Bible Verses To Equip Your Kids for School

Each new school year brings exciting opportunities and new challenges for our kids and grandkids. Whether you have a first grader afraid of math or a teenager navigating the complex world of social media, having the Word of God at hand is a great way to be prepared. Here are 9 helpful verses to share…

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A Hunger for Knowledge and Thirst for Wisdom

Here at McCallie Cottage, every day presents an opportunity to nourish our boys’ minds, bodies, and souls.  They have an endless thirst for knowledge that fuels their curiosity, so conversation at the dinner table is never dull. Our boys are naturally curious about the different social constructs that exist in our society, the religious beliefs…

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The Way To a Boy’s Heart (and Soul)

Photo: Marc and Tessa Cadet and their daughters. The Cadets are House Parents in Bethel’s McCallie Cottage for boys.   “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”   1 Corinthians 10:31   When Marc Cadet was growing up in Haiti, he loved spending time in the…

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Marc Cadet
A Purposeful Approach to Building Character

My wife Tessa and I are constantly looking for diverse ways to teach the boys in our Bethel cottage about how to interact with one another. Our goal is for them to interact amongst themselves with the utmost respect, attentiveness, and consideration whilst enjoying each other’s company. My wife recently came up with the brilliant…

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From Bethel Kid To Baylor Mom

A Journey of Faith, Love and Perseverance Together, they light up a room. Both mother and daughter have a glow about them, engaging smiles and laughter that spills over, binds them together, and covers a multitude of struggles that have brought them to where they are today. Before them stands Baylor School, one of Chattanooga’s…

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A mom talks to her young daughter
7 Tips for Talking To Kids about Tragic Events

One of the hardest things to discuss with our children is when tragic events happen to other children, especially when those events occur close to home. They may feel sad, frightened or even angered by the news. To help you navigate these difficult conversations, here are some helpful things to keep in mind: 1. When…

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