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Making a Place for God

Making a Place for God

Several years ago I was roped into trying to read the Bible in ninety days. I say “roped” not because I didn’t want to do it or because I thought it was a bad idea, but because I suspected it would be nearly impossible for a busy mom. But I eventually decided to give it

Are Your Kids Ready for Apologetics?

My children are still young, so it’s easy to spend little time thinking about teaching them apologetics. We get lost in the hustle and craziness of homework and baseball and tests and “Do I have any clean socks?”, and well, just getting dinner on the table each night is a challenge. Yet as they are

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

Our Favorite Kids’ Books for Spring

What does Spring bring? Sunshine, warmth, flowers in bloom…and a ton of great books for kids! Whether snuggling up and reading with your little one or encouraging the growing young readers in your life, you’ll find awesome reads for kids of all ages! Here are some of our favorite books for the springtime: * *

Creative Ways to Celebrate Spring With Your Family

See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come… – Song of Solomon, 2:11-12 What is your favorite season of the year? As much as I enjoy the wonders that each season holds – the first snow of winter, the balmy nights

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

Hide-and-Seek Fun with Your Kids

When I was young, I loved playing hide-and-seek. My friends from the neighborhood and I would play in the woods behind my backyard for hours — and only quit when the sun went down or when we heard our parents call for us for dinner. The game itself was only part of the fun. While

Imagine What Heaven Will Be Like: 5 Activities to Teach Kids about Heaven

Plus, key Bible verses to teach kids about Heaven I love it when people tell a story about a place I’ve already visited. I’m able to picture the details, the landscape, and the architecture as though I’m there. I’ve never been to Heaven, so it’s difficult to picture exactly what it’s like — much less

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