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Watching Our Words

Watching Our Words

  The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. — Proverbs 18:21   Just the other day I received an email from a teacher that troubled me. She informed me that my son had said some not-so-nice things to a girl in his class and

Church of the Small Things: Things I Wish I’d Known When I Became a Mom

The Bible says, “Point your kids in the right direction — when they’re old they won’t be lost” (Proverbs 22:6 MSG), which means it’s our job to give them what is basically a road map for life. It takes work and perseverance and dedication to raise our kids. It takes sacrifice and commitment and dying

New Year’s Plans and Priorities for Your Family: Seek God First?

With a New Year looming on the horizon and sparkling new planners that beckon us to fill every waking moment of our family lives with activities that engage, entertain, yet often distract us from the really important things in life, I’ve come to realize that if we truly want to impact the world for God

4 Tips to Help Our Kids Relate to Bible Stories

One of my favorite things to do is read Bible stories with my kids. I grew up going to church, but Bible reading didn’t really happen at home. I loved the flannel-graph stories that my Sunday school teacher told, but these stories were usually theme-based and told out of order. As an adult, when I

May the Faith Be with You

He’s the only one who can spread out the heavens. He alone can walk on the waves of the ocean. He made the Big Dipper and Orion. He created the Pleiades and the southern stars. He does wonderful things that can’t be understood. He does miracles that can’t even be counted. — Job 9:8-10 (NIRV)

Memorizing Scripture: Transform Your Life by Renewing Your Mind

Whenever God gives me the opportunity to minister to others through His Word, there is always one special Bible verse I like to share – one verse that has the power to change the lives of every man, woman, and child I meet: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed

6 Ways Our Kids Can Learn to Live in Joy

If you’ve been a parent for very long, you know how your heart beams when your children play nicely with one another. You could be enjoying this harmonious bliss of listening to your children playing, laughing, and sharing.  And, the next minute?  Suddenly, they begin hitting and spewing hurtful words at one another!  What happened? 

Christmas Traditions That Keep Christ In Christmas

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a Son, and they will call Him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). – Matthew 1:23 Every year, as my husband and I plan our Christmas activities for the season, my mind cannot help but wander down memory lane to reflect upon Christmas’s past. I am flooded with

Give Thanks in All Circumstances

Teaching Our Children What the Bible Says about Gratitude, and How to Express It! Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 I remember reading this verse with one of our boys when he was small and he was confused.

Helping Our Teen Daughters Find Their Own Beautiful

“Finding your own beautiful has a lot to do with deciding what kind of person you want to become.”  – Chelsea Crockett It’s official. I’m the mom of a teenager. Technically I’ve been one for a year now, but this past September it became real when my daughter started high school. I immediately saw a

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