As I scrolled through Facebook- past the ads, the drama, and the memes- one video popped out at me. There she was, a sweet little girl about three years old. Her mama prompted her as she spouted out scripture after scripture. Frankly, this teeny tiny child knew more scripture than I did. Hmmm… That little sister in Christ inspired me. She challenged me. Surely my own son could have the Word hidden so deeply in his own heart? Surely I should also be more diligent in teaching my little guy to love and know what God says in His...Read More
Tis the season for celebration! Christmas is undoubtedly, unashamedly, my favorite season of the year. Yes, I’m one of those people who leaves their decorations up well into January, y’all. I love the lights, I love giving gifts, I love the festive atmosphere. But most of all, I love the celebration of Jesus! Want to take a journey through the Christmas story with your toddler or preschooler? Shop now and discover a month-long early learning pack, full of brain-building and Jesus-filled learning activities for the Nativity story. When Christmas comes around, I like to give myself visible reminders...Read More
You’ve managed to defrost the turkey in time, plan out your potato peeling strategy, and practice fluffing the stuffing to perfection. Thanksgiving Day is ready to go! But wait, what about the kids? Those little ones sure can get antsy while they’re waiting for the turkey to cook. Looking for an activity to keep them busy at the kid’s table? Try my Thanksgiving FREE PRINTABLE acrostic poem. Hours (ok, maybe minutes) of free entertainment! Build thankfulness in those little hearts with this Thanksgiving poem. Acrostic poems are fun! Just have your child write the name of what they are thankful for...Read More
Is your holiday season usually a blur of shopping, planning, and visiting? It’s so easy to get lost in the busyness. So simple to forget the reason for the season. Christmas is about giving! God sent his eternal, kingly Son to a humble little planet called Earth as an example of true selfless giving. As I plan for Christmas, I can’t help but think there’s a way to honor this unselfish attitude in my celebrations too! But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. Titus 3:...Read More
It’s the season of Thanksgiving! Time to break out the pumpkins, jump in the leaves, and focus on the joy of family and friends. There is so much to be thankful for this time of year! As we all know however, a thankful heart usually isn’t your child’s natural inclination. Thankfulness is an attitude we model and teach, day in and day out. It’s time to be intentional, mama. How are you teaching thankfulness to your kids? Is your family stuck in a thankfulness rut? Try these fun questions on Thanksgiving Day or anytime this season. You’ll spark meaningful and inspired conversations...Read More
Motherhood is a wonderful thing. It’s a blessing, a privilege, an opportunity to see what we’re made of. And we take it for granted far too often. When I struggled with infertility, I would find myself imagining a little boy with blonde hair, flipping the pages of story books as he snuggled against my chest. Now I have a little boy with blonde hair. And tonight he flipped through story books while he snuggled close against my chest. I’m blessed. (And I earnestly pray that those of you who are struggling with infertility would someday be so blessed too.) But,...Read More
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith”… This is one of those verses I could just sit and ponder for hours. Has your faith been lacking a little lately? Memorize Hebrews 11:1 with your family and give your faith a little boost. How does God define faith? Faith is the substance of things hoped for. In other words, faith takes an ethereal, abstract idea like hope and puts meat and bones on it. Faith has a certain weight to it. It’s gritty and messy and hard at times, but...Read More
Verse of the Week Proverbs 17:7 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. It’s in the times of adversity that the quality of a friendship is revealed. This week, think about a friend, family member, or neighbor who is in need of encouragement. What are some practical ways your family can show love at all times? For your littlest family members, try these motions to help them remember this encouraging verse: A friend loves (give yourself a hug) At all times (point to your wrist like a watch) And a brother (pat...Read More
Thankfulness. Does it abound in your home? Well, yes my little one says “please” and “thank you” most of the time. But, let’s go deeper. As we get to the root of thankfulness, it’s clear that it’s all about the heart. How can you raise your children to be thankful? These three tips can set your kids on the right path toward a thankful heart. Looking for more parenting tips for a happy household? Try these 3 House Rules I Learned From My Mom… Beyond Please and Thank You What’s the most effective way to teach thankfulness? It’s what they see, not what...Read More
Here’s a question for you: What’s the last thing your child hears before going to sleep? Why not make it the living Word of God? Praying at bedtime is a time-honored tradition for good reason. It resets my heart and prepares me to take on the next day with new grace. As a new mom, I craved for that same peace to rest in my son’s soul as I put him to bed. So, I turned to Psalm for comfort. The book of Psalm is perfect for praying aloud, plus the rhythmic lines of these poems lull those little ears right...Read More
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