Author Archives: Kimberly Amici

The Jesus Storybook Bible: No Wi-Fi Required

The Jesus Storybook Bible: No Wi-Fi Required

I absolutely love my smart phone. With a swipe of my finger, I can find out how many steps I’ve taken today, share a picture of what I am doing on Instagram, or find out what my friends are reading. Just the other night at dinner, my family and I were debating about how long

God Loves To Be With You

The month of February, and especially Valentine’s Day, is the perfect time to share with our kids what the Bible says about love. The ultimate expression of God’s love came in the form of His Son Jesus who, through His death and resurrection, redeemed us. When we truly understand the depths of God’s love for

Three Simple Steps to Defuse and Resolve Sibling Conflict

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. — 1 Thessalonians 5:15 “He’s picking on me!” “Mom, she won’t share!” “Get out of my room!” “Dad, he always gets to go first!” If you’re a parent to more than

Teaching Kids about Prayer

I am passionate about teaching my kids about prayer. That’s because I want my children to know God personally, not just know about Him. Bible stories, coloring pages, and faith-based cartoons are great tools to use with kids because they teach our children about God. However, it takes more than the knowledge of God to

How the Bible is Fundamental to Kids’ Spiritual Formation

The Bible is the most valuable source of strength, teaching, exhortation, and training in my own life as I’m sure it is for yours, too. I introduced my kids to the stories and characters of the Bible when they were really young so that it would become a healthy, regular habit in their own personal,

Why I Keep Re-Reading the Bible (and What I Learn from Children’s Bible Stories)

As a young child I can remember hearing the stories of my favorite Bible heroes over and over again. Whether at Sunday School or at home, I marveled at the adventures experienced by Moses, Nehemiah, Esther, and John the Baptist. Now as an adult, I read these same stories to my children. I’ve lost track of

Lights Out! Transitioning from Summer to School Year Bedtimes

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over. The long days of summer bring endless activities that satisfy my children’s thirst for fun. There is always something to do or somewhere to go. But the later evenings (and more hours of sunlight)  make our bedtimes unpredictable and blurred, often pushed back in the chase of