Helping Young Children Develop a Love for God’s Word

Written by: | June 1, 2016

Have you ever found yourself cooking a meal you know your children don’t like, but doing everything in your power to make it something delicious hoping that maybe this time their reaction will be different? Ummm…most of the time I do this for selfish reasons (because I love the meal...
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How to Teach Children the Practice of Prayer

Written by: | May 13, 2016

Praying with your children may seem like an arduous task, but it’s not. It’s not a task. It doesn’t have to be arduous and it’s not something you have to know how to do right now in order to be able to do it well. Prayer is something we...
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When God Seems Far Away

Written by: | April 13, 2016

I’ve been right there. Where you might be. In a place where you feel like God can’t hear you. Like He doesn’t care about your hurt or like He doesn’t see what’s going on. Surely if He were watching, he wouldn’t allow this to happen. Yet you’ve opened your...
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God Can Use Anyone

Written by: | January 27, 2016

Most of us feel inadequate at times to be used by God. We feel like we don’t know enough, we haven’t been a Christian long enough, we’re too old, not old enough, don’t have the right gifts, and the list goes on! The fear can be crippling for adults...
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Dealing With Miscarriage

Written by: | December 7, 2015

“I am so sorry.” Once again I lay on the ultrasound table staring through tear-filled eyes at the doctor. She had no explanation, but to tell me that my child’s heart had suddenly stopped at twenty weeks. “I just don’t understand why,” she said. “I am so sorry.” Just...
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Loving Our Kids No Matter What

Written by: | October 23, 2015

                        I came into the room and saw her immediately. Our youngest daughter Sophia was hiding. She knew she was busted. Guilty. The comical part for me was how she tried to hide. There she was, sitting in...
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Discovering Your Child’s Unique Gifts

Written by: | September 23, 2015

In God’s eyes, do any of us really have an “ordinary child?” The psalmist reminds us that we are “fearfully and wonderfully” made. Shaped. Gifted. Created unique. Called for a purpose. Moses’ parents were keenly aware of the miracle before them. Just as God has given us unique gifts,...
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For the Mom Who Feels Unseen

Written by: | August 14, 2015

I am convinced that one of the toughest challenges we face as moms is the reality that most of what we do is seldom noticed. The hours of nurturing, teaching, playing, encouraging, cleaning, preparing, and providing are rarely visible to the world swirling around us. Unfortunately this leaves many...
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How to Make God Real to Our Children

Written by: | June 17, 2015

Our family loves the zoo. The African safari. The aquarium. Elephants. Monkeys. Spiders, reptiles, and unusual birds. It is one thing to read about these animals from distant lands and exotic places, but quite another to get up close and personal. What is it that is so fascinating about...
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Teaching Your Child to Pray

Written by: | May 11, 2015

“Dear Lawd, I pray for my mommy and my daddy. I pray for Ginger (the hamster). I pray you help me sleep. I pray for all the sick people. Amen.” My sweet Sophia, barely four years old at the time, whispered this sweet prayer. There is nothing flashy about...
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Teaching Your Child How to Handle the Bully

Written by: | April 27, 2015

Loving the unlovable is hard –especially when you are a kid. “Roof, Roof, Roof, Roof,” my classmates yelled. As an adult it seems silly, but in 5th grade, this chanting of my name, an intentional variation at that, left me in tears. Words, just as much as sticks and...
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