Back to School: Rest in God’s Great Delight

Written by: | August 30, 2012

I love holidays on Facebook. At Christmas everyone posts pictures of kids in pajamas covered in wrapping paper. Thanksgiving is usually full of updates about favorite foods. And for a few weeks in August and September, I love seeing everyone’s first day of school photos! All the parents are...
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Grand Old Flag & A Mighty God

Written by: | July 17, 2012

Last week, I checked out an America-themed book from the library. As I read it to my kids before bedtime, I got tears in my eyes as the book showed the statue of the soldiers pushing up the flag at Iwo Jima. It honestly puts tears in my eyes...
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Heavenly Father & Earthly Fathers

Written by: | June 5, 2012

A father is tender and kind to his children. Psalm 103:13 My Daddy has given me a great example of what my Heavenly Father must be like. He is kind, tender, loving and giving to his children (that would be my brother and me!). My husband does the same...
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No Greater Joy

Written by: | May 22, 2012

My little girl graduated from Kindergarten this week. KINDERGARTEN! I wrote here at the Tommy Nelson blog about her first day–how God led us to her school and how we were working on helping my daughter be brave on the first day. It puts tears in my eyes thinking...
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3 Ways to Impress Your Kids with God's Love at Easter

Written by: | April 6, 2012

Christmas and Easter are my most favorite times to impress my kid with God’s love and life. At Christmas we spend all month doing advent calendars and more to focus on Jesus. Easter isn’t quite the cultural phenomenon that Easter is, but I still want it to be special,...
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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Written by: | March 27, 2012

Remember that old saying about March coming in like a lion and out like a lamb? I have distinct memories of making lion and lamb crafts from construction paper in school during March. I thought it would be fun to make a lion and lamb craft with my son...
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Bubble Paint Valentines

Written by: | February 15, 2012

This year for Valentine’s Day, we decided to do a semi-diy project for my daughter’s class. I randomly found a pack of mini-bubbles in our upstairs craft closet. Who knows what they are left over from! To go along with our little bubbles, we made some fun bubble paint...
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A Family Motto for 2012

Written by: | January 11, 2012

I love the New Year because it is so fresh and clean! It seems like a giant piece of white paper stretching as far as the eye can see, just waiting for me to write my year on it! Every year, whether I make official resolutions or not, I...
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Daily Memories and God-Connections

Written by: | December 15, 2011

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And not just for yummy food, gifts and parties. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for parents to teach their children about Jesus! Kids have been looking forward to Christmas all year. Stores, media and school talk about...
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Thanks & Giving Activities for Families

Written by: | November 11, 2011

Before I had children, autumn meant sweaters and jeans. Thanksgiving meant turkey, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes. But as soon as my little girl met her first Thanksgiving, I wanted it to be meaningful. I want her and my son to know the One who makes us truly...
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Show Me, Reveal to Me, Teach Me

Written by: | October 7, 2011

When my daughter was an infant, I followed a strict feeding, sleeping and playing schedule. I wrote down every time I fed her, how many minutes and more. As she started sleeping through the night (very early I might add–thankyouverymuch, schedule!), I was still nursing her once in the...
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Choosing a School: Follow God's Lead

Written by: | September 16, 2011

This fall, my daughter had her first day of school. First day ever. I’m a stay-at-home mom and never felt the need or desire to put her or my son in preschool, Mother’s Morning Out or even Grandma’s house on a regular basis. We’ve had fun memorizing scriptures, reading...
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