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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4 Ways to Intentionally Gather as a Family this Summer

Written by: | July 8, 2016

You’ve had summer plans, but in between the well-planned days are easy-going, less-scheduled, relaxing days. Maybe you’ve enjoyed sleeping a little later than normal on occasion this summer or perhaps everyone stayed in their pajamas until noon and changed straight into bathing suits. While our family definitely enjoys a...
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5 Easy Old Fashioned Summer Fun Ideas

Written by: | June 24, 2016

Summer sunshine and breezes have arrived! And with their arrival comes the memories of summers past.  My favorite childhood summertime memories center around simple games, activities and desserts. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and check out these 5 easy old-fashioned summer fun ideas! Take time to enjoy...
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4 Ways to Help Your Little Ones Know They Are Loved

Written by: | March 9, 2016

From cradle to preschool, nurturing little ones is an important part of overall health. In early stages of childhood, physical growth and brain development are both highly influenced by the nurturing level received. When young children feel safe and secure, their behavior often reflects those feelings. Today I wanted...
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