Author Archives: Sami Cone

Raising Kids That Choose Joy

Raising Kids That Choose Joy

Choose joy. I say it all the time: to myself, to my friends and especially to my children. But is it as easy as that? I dare say it is not. In my book, Raising Uncommon Kids, I wrote about how I’ve struggled throughout my years as a parent to redefine our priorities and model

Teaching Kids about the Character and Names of God

What does God look like? What does God sound like? When does God ‘show up’ for you? Have you ever really thought about these things? More importantly, have you ever asked your kids if they think about it? Stop for a moment and consider who you are as a parent. Are you always the same

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

“Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.” ‑Denver Moore This is my favorite quote from Same Kind of Different as Me (and the new Same Kind of Different as Me for Kids). The beautiful lesson this teaches our children is that although everyone cannot help everybody, someone can help somebody. This simple concept

On Losing a Loved One: God Is a Good, Good Father

Losing a parent is never easy. I know. I lost my father one year ago this month. Even as I write those words, I can hardly believe it. I had fallen into a rut of telling people I lost my dad six months ago. Then last week, I started getting emotional about him all of

Top 4 mom bibles

Top Mom Bibles for Every Type of Mom

If you’re anything like me, having just one Bible isn’t enough! There’s the sentimental Bible with years of notes that I’m afraid to travel with for fear of losing it, there’s the Bible I keep in my car in case I get caught in a traffic standstill, there’s the Bible my husband gave me for

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Nancy Rue “So Not Okay” Author Chat Replay Video

Did you miss our live chat with Nancy Rue, author of So Not Okay? We sat down with Nancy to talk about bullying, Mean Girls, and how we can teach tween girls to stand up in defense of those who fall victim to bullying. Nancy challenged girls to love others as Jesus loves.   Watch the Conversation Now

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