13 Bible Verses to Help Kids Overcome Fear

Written by: | October 2, 2017

Afraid of the dark, scared of spiders, worried about thunder – these are normal kid things. And they are very real to the kids who are afraid. Then there are very big, very real fears that come from horrific events like what unfolded in Las Vegas last night. As...
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God’s Awesome, Overwhelming Design of Space

Written by: | September 27, 2017

I’ll never forget those summers at music camp in the Black Hills of South Dakota, laying on the grass in between the cabins, looking at stars you can only see far away from any city. It was the first time I remember really seeing a shooting star, followed by...
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God’s Awesome Beautiful Design of the Earth

Written by: | September 22, 2017

Last month I celebrated my 40th birthday. It felt like a milestone, like a much bigger deal than when I reached 20 or 30. I wanted it to be special, so for our family celebration, I opted to be in nature. With my favorite people, hiking in the great...
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Child of a King… created in HIS image

Written by: | September 18, 2017

It’s back to school season… a time for school clothes shopping, last minute summer plans, and early morning routines! It’s a time for nerves to get a little jittery as the kiddos walk into new classrooms, meet new teachers and see old friends. What better way to prepare you...
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How to Hear (and Trust) God’s Voice

Written by: | September 11, 2017

As I sat down to write this post, I watched my cursor blink repeatedly for quite some time. I don’t take this privilege lightly of getting to speak into your lives as parents and as such, I pray over and, ultimately, choose my words carefully. But not too carefully....
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Five Things I Would Tell My Preteen Self

Written by: | September 6, 2017

I was cleaning out my closets recently and came across a box that contained some of my girlhood diaries. I chuckled at the sparkly covers and immature handwriting inside the pages.  It’s funny, the things I thought were important enough to document back then – the little bits of...
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Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

Written by: | September 1, 2017

Labor Day is coming up on Monday, marking the unofficial end of the summer (except not for my family – we’re going on a cruise next week!). Labor Day is a day off from work, a day for grilling and friends, a day to celebrate. But what are we...
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7 Bible Stories that Will Prepare Kids for a Strong School Year

Written by: | August 30, 2017

Starting a new school years brings up a lot of emotions for parents and children alike: excitement, anticipation, nervousness, and yes, possibly even a little fear and anxiety. And yet God reminds us in Philippians 4:6 (NLT), “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you...
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Should Our Family Get A Pet?

Written by: | August 25, 2017

If your children are getting older, you’ve probably been left a love note begging for a pet. Am I right? My husband and I have had plenty of those over the years! While they are adorable and endearing, they shouldn’t be the stamp of approval. So how do you...
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