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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5 Ways to Help Kids Understand their Blessings

Written by: | September 15, 2017

help kids understand their blessings
We have a blessings jar in our kitchen and we add small strips of paper to it regularly to remember that for which we are thankful. I made the jar years ago in my MOPS group so it’s been around for a while. If you take a peek inside,...
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How to Hear (and Trust) God’s Voice

Written by: | September 11, 2017

God's voice
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

preteen self
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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How to Make Simple Morning Devotions Work for Your Family

Written by: | September 4, 2017

simple morning devotions
Morning devotions as a family? Let’s be honest, I have trouble finding time alone with the Lord, let alone, devotions as a family! Chances are if you are reading this post, you desire to have a more structured time in the Word with your family. But how? Mornings can...
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Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

Written by: | September 1, 2017

Why do we celebrate labor day
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

prepare kids for a strong school year
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

should our family get a pet
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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God is Never Too Big

Written by: | August 21, 2017

God Is Not Too Big
Several years ago we moved into a quaint brick home with the most beautiful backyard and patio area. It wasn’t long and we were on our way to the store to purchase some seating to enjoy our newly acquired space. It took a while but we found the perfect...
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Encouraging an Active Family Lifestyle

Written by: | August 16, 2017

active family lifestyle
Encourage an active family lifestyle even if you don’t love sports or outdoor activities. These small changes can make a big impact on your family life! There was a time in our life as a family where our children didn’t want to play outside. They didn’t want to go...
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5 Fun Ways to Memorize Scripture as a Family

Written by: | August 14, 2017

ways to memorize scripture
We talk about God and do Bible studies regularly in our house but earlier this Summer, I realized something concerning. My kids didn’t really know scripture. Oh, they could pray and tell you how much God loves them. They could talk about Bible stories and how to apply the...
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Back-To-School Prayers

Written by: | August 11, 2017

back-to-school prayers
Focus on these four areas of back-to-school prayers for your kids’ journey through the year…friendships, academics, self-confidence, & their school and teachers. It’s back to school time! Most of you are sending your kids back for another year of school. For this mom living in South Africa, my kids...
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