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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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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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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3 Ways to Turn Winter Blues into Family Joy

Written by: | February 6, 2017

We live in Michigan… to say that winter can sometimes seem looooonnnnng is a gross understatement. When you have to layer up so much you look like the kid from The Christmas Story (you know the kid who’s mom bundled him up so much he couldn’t put his arms...
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5 Fun Ways to Share Christmas as a Family

Written by: | December 21, 2016

It’s December and Christmas will be here in no time. Do you have some fun activities planned? You may already have your usual holiday fun-list in mind, or maybe you are looking for something new and fun to try this year! Here are five ways to share the Christmas...
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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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3 Important Truths to Remind Kids When They Lose

Written by: | September 9, 2016

“You may not win, but you must try. Sometimes, you’ll lose, but there’s no need to cry. Win or lose, one thing that’s true… No matter what, I love you!” ~ Lysa TerKeurst from “Win or Lose I Love You!” I dare say our deepest heartache once we become...
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5 Old School Values to Teach Your Kids

Written by: | August 17, 2016

My dad died recently. He was 89. If you’re assuming he was quite a bit older than I was, you’d be correct – 49 years my senior to be exact. While some may argue that I was at a disadvantage by having a father old enough to be my...
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What to Do When Your Child Questions God

Written by: | July 27, 2016

Having not grown up in the church, I can’t really say what a child’s relationship with God should look like. On one end of the spectrum, there are kids that may go to church each week, but not remember much more than “Jesus loves me”.  On the other end...
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