Asking Your Kids for Forgiveness

Written by: | August 28, 2014

Forgive ~ stop feeling angry or resentful towards someone for an offense, flaw, or mistake. We’ve worked hard to teach our kids the difference between saying, “I’m sorry” and “Will you forgive me?”  They are usually quick to say they are sorry for a wrong action, but to ask...
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Raising Brave Girls In A Self-Centered World

Written by: | August 26, 2014

It’s important that we raise young girls that are brave. Bravery can take on many forms. Being brave might look like being adventurous, not caring about a particular outcome, or even pushing aside anyone that gets in our way on the path to our dreams. This isn’t the bravery...
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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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