3 Simple Strategies to Teach Values to Kids

Written by: | February 19, 2018

“I really want that game that Julia has.” Those were my daughter’s first words after a recent playdate with her friend. I let her know I was listening by saying how fun the game must be, and then quickly moved the conversation on by asking if she’d had a...
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A Christmas Prayer for Hurting Hearts

Written by: | December 20, 2017

Pray this Christmas prayer for hurting hearts if you or someone you know is facing loss, depression or grief this holiday season. Christmas is the wonderful time of year when joy abounds and love surrounds. It’s the holiday when hearts are light, families unite, and memory-making wears its finest...
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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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