A Simple Apple Pie Recipe for Fall Gatherings

Written by: | October 21, 2016

I’m sure I’m in good company when I declare that Fall is my absolute favorite season. It touches our senses in the most dramatic of ways. The sight of leaves changing, the feel of cooler temperatures, the sound of rustling leaves, the smells of baking rising from our kitchens,...
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The Importance Of Repetition In Teaching God’s Word

Written by: | October 19, 2016

We’ve all heard that repetition is key in making something “stick” in our mind, but why? I looked to Facebook and asked some educators. Here are some things they said:  Practice and repetition serve to reinforce and solidify a skill (physical or cognitive). It creates a pathway in the...
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4 Books for Quick and Easy Family Devotions

Written by: | October 14, 2016

“Mommy, we should pray about your job.” I take my daughters to bed every night, holding the hand of the little one as she drifts off to sleep, and it is one of my favorite times of the day. I will cherish the conversations we have during those sleepy,...
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How To Help Your Child Be A Good Friend

Written by: | October 10, 2016

If I stretch back in my memory, I can remember making my first real friend.  It was early grade school, and I walked into a classroom with cutout letters and apples stapled to the walls.  The desks were set up in a weird configuration, shaped like an “H”.  I...
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5 Fun Ways to Shine for Jesus

Written by: | October 7, 2016

Glistening jewels of any kind have captured human attention for years upon years. I’ll never forget the first time I rode down into a coal mine exhibit. The guides announced it to all the tourists, and emphasized safety to parents – they wanted us to experience the darkness. So...
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The Trouble with Grace

Written by: | October 5, 2016

I’ve been passionate about the idea of grace for most of my adult life. Grace is kinda my thing. I even started a whole website and community for moms about it. You see, I grew up in a pretty legalistic church atmosphere and as soon as I realized that...
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Three Easy Fall Craft Ideas (and books to go with them!)

Written by: | September 30, 2016

The leaves are turning yellow, the air has that brisk feel to it, everything is pumpkin flavored.  Fall has arrived!  There is something about this short-lived season that makes me feel alive, that makes me want to take advantage of every bit of it and make some memories with...
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How to Talk to Your Kids About the Presidential Election

Written by: | September 28, 2016

I’m going to be honest with you: the last thing I want to do right now is talk or even think about the upcoming election. This election cycle has brought up more name-calling, hate, and fear than any election I can remember. I am very thankful to live in...
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3 Keys to Help Kids Overcome Obstacles in School

Written by: | September 26, 2016

When our precious children encounter obstacles in school, it is heartbreaking to witness. As a parent, we want to help and make it all better for them. While it’s difficult to watch, the silver lining is that our kids will learn that life isn’t always full of rainbows and...
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How to Teach Kids to Pray with JOY for Provision

Written by: | September 23, 2016

Child outstretched against the sky
Teaching our children to pray is probably one of the most important “skills” we can give them. They need to know that no matter what life may throw at them, they can take it to Jesus. He will guide, comfort and give wisdom, but we also need to teach...
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Teaching Kids about God’s Promises and Protection

Written by: | September 19, 2016

Giving kids a safe environment is imperative and a key component to providing security is in offering them the beautiful and lasting promises of God. The bonus? When we teach our kids about God’s promises, we are also teaching them about God’s protection. These promises and the reminder of...
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Kid-Friendly Fall Recipes

Written by: | September 16, 2016

I have the pickiest eater on the planet. She is the kind of kid whose pickiness is legendary. She likes to eat chicken nuggets and pizza and, once in a while, she’ll pop a cherry tomato in her mouth. She can spot a microscopic sliver of onion or mushroom...
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