Busyness Is Not An Excuse

Written by: | August 7, 2015

  Busyness seems to rule our lives these days.  Whether you work outside the home or not, there are constant tasks that need to be done, and constant demands for our attention.  I know for myself, there are days when I climb in bed at night, and I know...
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Surviving A Road Trip With Young Kids

Written by: | July 6, 2015

  Growing up, my family and I took a lot of road trip vacations. Most times we camped, sometimes we just drove and stayed in hotels, but those were some of my favorite family vacations. We got to spend a lot of time together as a family in the...
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Christian Baby Shower Ideas

Written by: | May 29, 2015

One of the most exciting life events is getting ready to welcome a new baby. Whether you are the expectant mom, or friends or family members, there is such an anticipation for that new little life – and every life is worth celebrating! I know as someone who has...
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Making Your Child’s First Bible Meaningful

Written by: | March 25, 2015

My children are pre-school aged. They can’t even read simple books yet, so it will be a little while before they will be able to read the Bible by themselves. Nevertheless, I have been thinking about the day that they are ready to pick out their first Bibles, and...
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Coping With Separation Anxiety

Written by: | February 20, 2015

  When my son was about ten months old, we finally decided to put him in the church nursery. As new parents we (or more accurately, I) was a bit paranoid about having someone else take care of my child, so I held him in the service with us...
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Prayer For A Working Mom

Written by: | January 26, 2015

  Dear Working Mom, I don’t necessarily know you, and I don’t know your exact situation. But if I could take a guess, I would say that to some extent, you are probably tired and torn. I know that on the days I go to work, I spend most...
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Can Santa & Jesus Coexist?

Written by: | December 9, 2014

  I don’t remember believing in Santa when I was growing up, but I do remember the day that I figured out (or should I say, confirmed) that he wasn’t real. I was riding in the car with my mom after a long day of shopping. My brother and...
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Making Black Friday A Blessing

Written by: | November 27, 2014

  One of my favorite seasons (and very likely yours too) is just around the corner – Christmas time! There is nothing like the Christmas season.  It brings snow, it brings family and friends together to celebrate, and it brings a generous and loving spirit into focus.  Unfortunately it...
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Pointing Kids To God Through Fall Activities

Written by: | October 28, 2014

Ever since I was a girl, I have loved autumn.  I love the fall colors, the cozy clothes, pumpkin goodies, corn mazes, and the brisk air.  Who doesn’t? But I think there is something deeper that makes me love this time of year.  My dad said once that autumn...
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Five Reasons To Read To Your Kids

Written by: | September 5, 2014

When I was three or four years old, I had an entire Curious George book memorized. I used to sit down with the book, turn the pages, and recite the entire thing while my mom and dad listened (and chuckled to themselves about how adorable I was, I’m sure)....
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