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Why We Should Praise and Worship God With Our Kids

Why We Should Praise and Worship God With Our Kids

I come from a family who loves to sing, praise, and worship God. Some of our fondest family memories include worshiping God individually in the privacy of our home, lifting our voices up to God with one another and with our church family and, at times, leading others in worship. During times of trouble, we’ve

Cultivating Unity Among Siblings

Today’s culture would like for us to believe that it is normal for siblings to not get along and not like each other. This is readily seen in the media. Rarely do movie or television siblings treat one another with respect and affection. They are usually fighting, yelling, name-calling, or belittling each other with mocking,

Everything is Better with a Friend

Does your family create a summer bucket list? My kids gave me a long list of things they want to do once school gets out. It includes going to the zoo, the park, museums, and the beach. They would like to make crafts, host play dates, and have sleepovers with their friends. These activities all

Helping Your Unique Kids Connect with God’s Word

In my years as an elementary music teacher, I caught a glimpse of the variety of ways in which children learn. I knew there were certain kids who connected with lessons differently and I enjoyed the challenge of tailoring lessons to help all children understand, no matter their learning style. Becoming a parent shed a

What Should You Do When Your Kids Can’t Fall Asleep?

Have you ever had one of those days when you’re physically exhausted after a full day of activity yet you simply cannot fall asleep? You crawl into your cozy bed hoping to drift off into a night filled with sweet slumbers – but as soon as your head hits the pillow, you find yourself wide-eyed

Helping Kids Navigate Change and Uncertainty

As adults, we know nothing is guaranteed and that change is inevitable. While we may be disappointed, many of us make the most of it and move on trusting that God is still in control. However, the slightest shift in a child’s life, especially when it’s not something they would choose, can feel catastrophic. A

The Supreme Importance of Delight

Here is something that may surprise you: parents who think the primary importance of reading is to be successful in school are less likely to have kids who enjoy reading than parents who see reading primarily as a venue for entertainment. Did you catch that? Kids whose parents believe reading is first and foremost a

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