Your Family Summer Spiritual Growth Plan

Written by: | May 24, 2017

Has summer started in your house yet? Even if school isn’t out for your family yet, I’m betting you can feel it quickly approaching. Whether it’s within your own kids who are counting down the days to the last day of school or watching friends’ kids hold up those...
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The Best Summer Devotional Books for Kids

Written by: | May 19, 2017

The lazy days of summer are right around the corner. Who’s excited?? Actually, if I’m honest, I’m not that excited. See, I work full time, so our days are the same whether school is in session or not. We get up in the morning, eat breakfast together, I head...
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Teach Kids that God’s Mercies Are New Every Morning

Written by: | May 15, 2017

My daughter is a quarter of the way through 7th grade. If there’s anything I remember about 7th grade, it’s that everything is awkward. Your body is changing which kicks in all sorts of insecurities. You’re trying super hard to be accepted and be considered “cool.” As the only...
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To the Hurting Mom on Mother’s Day

Written by: | May 12, 2017

With all of the Mother’s Day love flowing everywhere, we forget that not every mom is getting flowers and cards.  Some mothers are hurting this year.  Those women who have lost a child, or have a prodigal, are feeling the loss even more during this season. I understand.  I...
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Make Summer Reading Fun for Kids

Written by: | May 10, 2017

Reading is not something that needs to be forced in our house. My boys love to read, but they don’t always make the time for it. During the school year, they read books, but mostly to fulfill reading requirements  and complete book reports. While they often get to choose...
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4 Ways to Prepare Kids for a New Sibling

Written by: | May 1, 2017

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” Psalm 127:3 Bringing home a new baby is life changing. Whether it is your first or your eighth, adding another child to your family creates a new dynamic, and until that new baby is...
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Helping Your Kids Thrive This Summer

Written by: | April 28, 2017

Summer is all about fun and frolic, tossing schedules out the window, right? Not exactly, according to Chrys Howard, co-author of “Duck Commander Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids”. “Summer to me is like New Years all over again; you can start something new. It’s an awesome time to...
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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 Have Self-Control?

Written by: | April 17, 2017

Last week one of my boys took his brother’s favorite toy and hid it.  The little brother had been a nuisance and older brother got tired of it.  It had been a hard day for everyone, but the hiding of the toy was a new low for us.  I...
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