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10 Great Thanksgiving Books for Children

10 Great Thanksgiving Books for Children

Teach your children about Thanksgiving traditions, gratitude and giving thanks to God this month for all their blessings with this collection of 10 of our favorite Thanksgiving books for children. Reading time with my kids before bed is still my favorite part of the day. My sons are growing older and can read on their own now,

Prayer: A Special Nighttime Ritual

Motherhood crept up on me. I know I know, I had nine months to prepare for my first child. But as an only child myself, I was not exposed to a lot of babies, much less taught how to care for little ones. I followed my doctors advice and actually didn’t read any parenting books

Family Pain: The One Who Died on the Cross Understands

Lord, You are the God of infinite strength and knowledge, mercy and love! Pileups happen. Especially in families. That’s what happened to mine. That’s what happened to Keith’s. That’s the nature of family. The ties are so close that the same cord that hangs one, tangles all. They say alcoholism is a family disease, but

Do We Mistake Our Families for Facebook?

More than a billion people are on Facebook these days. And they’re all incredibly happy. Don’t believe me? Just look at them. Click on practically any Facebook page you want — your son’s, your mother’s, your next-door-neighbor’s, your cable provider’s — and you’ll see more smiles than a car-full of clowns. Facebook pictures are filled

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4 Fun Ideas for Summer Bucket Lists

Tomorrow, June 21, marks the first day of summer (for those of us here in the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere), and this year we will be celebrating with a Summer Bucket List pajama party! We will be wearing our PJ’s all day and sleeping in after the rooster crows (hopefully

10 Ways to Make Reading a Natural Part of Your Family Life

Reading exposes children to a depth of language and vocabulary that gives them a huge academic advantage. I’d like to offer a list of ideas to help you make reading a natural part of your family’s life. Feel free to adjust or delete according to what suits you and yours. 1. Use the Library in

Centering in Christ When Divorce Wreaks Havoc in Your Home

Faced with divorce, a family slams headfirst into an iceberg, and its members struggle to survive.  In the process, family members often become engulfed in waves of destructive forces.  Is there a captain for the ship?  Are all passengers accounted for?  Will they survive? Regardless of a family’s past or present religious engagement, living faith

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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Good Friday and Children: Making the Cross Real to Your Kids

Teaching children about Good Friday isn’t easy, especially if you’re talking with younger children. How do you explain why Jesus had to die? That Jesus knew ahead of Good Friday that he would die? And the true meaning of the cross as Jesus’ sacrifice for our ultimate salvation? Teaching children about Good Friday isn’t easy,

Christ-Centered Easter Traditions for Kids

One of the best parts of being a parent and having my own family is getting to pass on family traditions, as well as starting new traditions of our own. Growing up, on Easter, I always wore a new Sunday Easter dress, went to early worship service then headed to my aunt’s house for a late

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