How Parenting is Like Groundhog Day

Written by: | February 1, 2017

Do you remember that old, classic comedy Groundhog Day? Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again. After a while, he...
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How to Write Your Own Family Christmas Prayer

Written by: | December 14, 2016

Christmas means twinkling lights and sparkling snowflakes. It also means time with family and remembering God’s gift of love. Christmas can also represent a time of prayer for children. One sweet book that has taught my children about prayer is A Very Merry Christmas Prayer by Bonnie Jensen. And...
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Teaching Kids to Pray for their Friends

Written by: | September 2, 2016

In the last week I’ve run into two of my adult daughter’s friends. As I gave each one a hug I remembered the numerous challenges they’ve had over the years. I also remembered the minor conflicts my daughter had with them, but mostly I remembered the prayers. My daughter...
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5 Reasons Your Teen Needs a Little Jesus Every Day

Written by: | August 8, 2016

School is starting soon, and I’m looking forward to routine. One of those routines I love is having a morning devotional time with our teens. I love reading the Bible and great Christian books together. Why? Because just like me, my teens need a little bit of Jesus every...
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7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Freedom

Written by: | July 1, 2016

Every July we all become more aware of freedom. Yet July 4th is more than just watermelon, barbecues, sparklers and fireworks. Yes, we need to take time to celebrate freedom, but we also need to take time to teach it. As Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than...
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Meaningful Easter Basket Books for Your Kids

Written by: | March 4, 2016

Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. I love celebrating Jesus and His resurrected life. I appreciate how—symbolic of Jesus’ rebirth—the whole earth breaks forth in life, budding fresh and new from a frozen world stripped bare. Easter gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect...
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