3 Ways to Turn Winter Blues into Family Joy

Written by: | February 6, 2017

We live in Michigan… to say that winter can sometimes seem looooonnnnng is a gross understatement. When you have to layer up so much you look like the kid from The Christmas Story (you know the kid who’s mom bundled him up so much he couldn’t put his arms...
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Raising Ark Builders

Written by: | January 20, 2017

As a child growing up, I remember reading all the famous biblical stories. You know the ones… the story of Jonah and the whale, the story of Daniel and the lions den, the story of Moses parting the Red Sea. The privilege of being a child is being able...
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A Halloween Prayer For Parents

Written by: | October 28, 2016

It’s Halloween night and kids out of school are dressed like a witch, a vampire, a ghoul. These scary masks cover each sweet little face as children run rampant all over the place. Their quest is for candy; their goal is to make their hearts race with sugar and...
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Encouraging Children to Embrace Their Uniqueness

Written by: | May 23, 2016

Within the last two weeks alone I can think of three specific instances where we have had conversations about how we are all different from each other and that is how God made us. One person has red hair, another has brown. You like chocolate, your sister prefers sour...
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Quiet time (you, God and…your toddler??)

Written by: | March 11, 2016

As a mom, how many times have I run out of the house in the morning only to look in the rear view mirror halfway through my errands and realize… I never put makeup on!? I shrug it off and continue on my way thinking, “Well, at least the...
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Live Like Jesus…and Your Kids Will Too!

Written by: | January 20, 2016

What does it look like to follow Jesus? I suppose the answer to this question can be different for each one of us since we each have a different purpose here on earth. When I became a mother though, I found that I had to think more seriously about...
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Simplifying Christmas Gift Giving

Written by: | December 11, 2015

For many, Christmas is a time of excess. Overindulgence seems to be the theme during the holiday season. We eat too much food… and we give too many presents! Christmas is supposed to be about the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, He has gotten lost amidst the...
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Keeping Kids Healthy from the Inside Out this School Year

Written by: | November 16, 2015

Can you believe it? The first semester of school is nearly over! New backpacks, fresh paper, sharpened pencils, stylish back-to-school clothes…. The kids were prepared for the school year and are now settled into the new routine. You possibly (more like PROBABLY) spent countless hours scouring for everything on...
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