God’s Abundant Provision in the Small Things

Written by: | November 8, 2017

Counting our blessings is easy when something “big” happens in the family. Maybe Daddy gets a promotion or God provides a new family car or home. Perhaps Grandma is released from the hospital and everyone feels relief and blessing combined. Life-changing events or expensive provisions are more noticeable and...
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4 Ways to Teach Your Child to Finish Strong

Written by: | July 31, 2017

The season is halfway through, but your child doesn’t want to play on the team anymore. The other players are having difficulty showing up for all the agreed practices and the games haven’t been going well. Quitting right now would be so easy! Rather than using the circumstances as...
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Embracing Fresh Grace through an Ugly Season

Written by: | April 19, 2017

She rubbed her eyes in the early morning hours, bone weary and emotionally exhausted. To watch as her dear friend and teacher, Jesus, was crucified was simply more than her heart could bear. He did not deserve the torture he received and yet those words, those haunting words he...
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What Does It Mean to Be Faithful?

Written by: | March 29, 2017

Yesterday as I was driving, a little voice called from the back seat, “Hey, Mom?” “Yes, Sweetie?” “What is Off Ice Max?” As a kindergartener, she’s really starting to read more and everywhere we go, she is putting letters and sounds together. Of course, Office Max seems like pretty...
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Tommy Nelson Christmas Gift Guide (tweens + teens)

Written by: | December 9, 2016

With all the reading choices available, it can be hard to know which books are an appropriate fit for your tween or teen. I get it! Our family has 3 children in this age category and we’ve scoured the market searching for the perfect books. We found them! The...
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Teaching Children to Pray Beyond Bedtime

Written by: | November 9, 2016

Praying at bedtime is a wonderful way to build a prayer routine that lasts for a lifetime.  The quiet and still moments just before drifting off to sleep are a wonderful time of day for a child to remember the love of the heavenly Father and their earthly parents....
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5 Fun Ways to Shine for Jesus

Written by: | October 7, 2016

Glistening jewels of any kind have captured human attention for years upon years. I’ll never forget the first time I rode down into a coal mine exhibit. The guides announced it to all the tourists, and emphasized safety to parents – they wanted us to experience the darkness. So...
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A Back to School Prayer for Parents and Students

Written by: | August 26, 2016

It’s the time of year when backpacks overflow with supplies and classrooms begin to fill with students! As parents, we prepare and purchase. Some of us labor over preparation; others have barely enough time to prepare at all. We make choices and selections for school settings, classes, teachers, and...
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