Author Archives: Angie Knutson

Jesus or the Easter Bunny: An Easter Memory

Jesus or the Easter Bunny: An Easter Memory

As I think back on the years of celebrating the Easter holiday with my husband and children, my memories are filled with Easter morning church services, frilly handmade dresses, matching ties, and baskets full of fresh fruit, plastic eggs, and inexpensive treats. I remember Easter afternoons spent vacuuming the green plastic Easter grass off our

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Spiritual Gardening: A Growing in Christ Lesson for Kids

Spring is in the air and my family is enjoying the warmer days and gentle breezes. Along with spring comes the beloved gardening season. Our spring days are often filled with weeding, planting, watering, and more! My favorite part of preparing my garden? Carefully choosing the flowers and plants – both annuals that my family will replace

Help Children Discover Their God-Given Talents

Ever doubt yourself? Ever doubt that there is something special and unique in you that God can use to do something amazing in your life or the lives of others? What is that unique God-given talent that you can use to bring glory to God? These are questions that plague us occasionally as adults and

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FREE Printable “Jesus Loves You” Valentine and DIY Necklace

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. With our children, we have always used the holiday to focus on reminding them of the amazing unconditional love that God has for us. This year, I have a fun project you can do with your daughters that is a super cute reminder of God’s love and

How to Set Family Goals: Becoming a Family with Purpose

Have you set any family goals or resolutions for 2014? I like the word goals better than resolutions. New Year’s resolutions always seem doomed to fail, and if you don’t start on January 1 or fall off the bandwagon by January 3, you feel defeated. But goals? Goals can be set anytime, and should be revised

christmas manger craft

Christmas Manger Craft for Kids

Recently, I was chatting with my five-year-old about the upcoming holiday and had one of those “crawl under the table and hide because I’m so embarrassed” moments. You know those moments where you wonder, “Where did I go wrong as a mom?”. When I casually asked my son what Christmas was all about, he answered

Veterans Day for Kids: What Does Veterans Day Mean to Your Child?

A few weeks back, my husband and I took a trip to Savannah, Georgia. We are lovers of American history and we visited a cemetery there that played a part in the Civil War. As we walked along the path, we came across a historical marker that caught my attention. The plaque marked the grave of

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Teaching Children Forgiveness

Several months ago, I wrote about teaching your children the importance of a sincere apology. But what if your little one is the one receiving the apology? How can we be teaching children forgiveness? My children have been on both the receiving and giving side of apologies, and while giving someone they’ve hurt a sincere

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Teaching Older Siblings to Care for Younger Children

Teaching older siblings to care for younger children is especially important to my family. My four children’s ages span a range of about eight years. My oldest is closing in on 13, and my youngest is about to turn five in just a few days. My first three children (often referred to in our home

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5 Reasons Why We Chose Homeschooling

Choosing to homeschool your children is not a decision to take lightly. Homeschooling is hard work and requires parents who are ready and willing to take on the full burden of their child’s education. Our family of six decided early on that homeschooling was the right choice for us. It’s not the right choice for

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