School Day Prayers

Written by: | August 22, 2014

  In my years of teaching elementary school, I don’t know who was more nervous on the first day of school: the students, the parents, or the teachers! I do know that what was an exciting day for many kids as they reunited with friends and looked forward to...
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Combatting Selfishness In Little Ones

Written by: | August 21, 2014

I remember the first time my kids got in a real fight (my oldest is three, so it wasn’t that long ago). We were enjoying a peaceful morning when suddenly it was disrupted by screeching. I rounded the corner and found two of my kids, each holding one end...
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5 Family Fun Ideas for Teaching Your Child the Bible

Written by: | August 15, 2014

Children often times are growing up in American churches and homes less biblically literate than previous generations.   It is so important as a parent that we are intentional about teaching our children the truth of God’s Word and guiding them to become rooted in their faith. What an amazing...
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9 Ideas to Help Children Show Love to One Another

Written by: | August 14, 2014

When the disciples desperately sought to understand what they should do as Christians, Jesus summarized the role of Christ-followers with this statement to them: By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. – John 13:35 Showing love sometimes comes naturally and sometimes...
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Who Will They Turn To? {Kids’ Role Models}

Written by: | August 8, 2014

At my mentor’s 60th birthday party a couple years ago, her husband asked the small group of her close friends gathered around her in their living room to go around the circle and say something memorable about her. Most were her peers, so my husband and I gleaned a...
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Living a Life of Gratitude

Written by: | August 7, 2014

Brené Brown, a popular psychology researcher and blogger who has studied emotions for almost 15 years, discovered that joyful people practice gratitude. In one of her books, she talks at length about the connection between the practice of gratitude and happy, content, and joyful feelings. In other words, people...
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5 Ways to Prepare for Your Homeschool Year

Written by: | August 5, 2014

It’s that time of year again… time to start thinking about the school year. Summer is coming to a close and many are ready to get back into a routine with their families and kids as they homeschool. We started back last month and this year was the easiest...
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The Best Passed-Down Parenting Advice

Written by: | July 24, 2014

Once you have children, all those little things you recall hearing your parents say over, and over, and over when you were a child suddenly come back. But this time, you are saying them out of YOUR mouth directed at YOUR children! When hearing them as a child, you...
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Checking In On Your Family Mission and Goals

Written by: | July 18, 2014

If you’re anything like me, you start the year with great intentions – setting goals, making plans, making this the year your family really comes together to make a difference. And then life happens. I really do think it happens to almost all of us. Raising children is a...
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