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Indescribable – Teaching Kids to Be in Awe of God’s Creation

Indescribable – Teaching Kids to Be in Awe of God’s Creation

How did people live when dinosaurs were around? How did the stars get in the sky? How does gravity really work? If you’ve heard these questions, or similar ones, from your child, then you are not alone. Curiosity is part of human nature and each of us, young or old, longs to know more and

Our Favorite New Kids’ Books for Fall

What does Fall bring? Colorful leaves, pumpkin patches, cooler weather…and a ton of great books for kids! Whether snuggling up and reading with your little one or encouraging the young readers in your life, you’ll find awesome reads for kids of all ages! Here are some of our favorite new releases for Fall: * *

May The Faith Be With You: Using Star Wars To Help Kids Understand The Bible

When you and your family watch iconic films like Star Wars, does it unleash an inner yearning to brandish a light saber, release your inner Jedi, join the universal battle to fight evil, and take a stand for all that is good? The characters in the Star Wars universe resonate as strongly as they do

Honoring Grandparents

I have fond memories of my grandparents and the times I spent at their home each summer. Our family ate watermelon and cantaloupe freshly picked from local farms. My brother and I ran around the yard and caught fireflies as the mourning doves cooed in the trees. If I close my eyes, I can smell

Helping Our Kids Build Godly Friendships

I’m not a helicopter mom, but I am a protective mom. I freely admit I shelter my kids. Not from everything, but from a lot of things – especially foolish friends. It’s odd but sometimes we talk about sheltering or protecting our kids as if that is a bad thing. But as I think back to

Is Better Better?


In God’s worldview, some values rise higher than comfort and happiness. Consider the most concise verses in the Bible on spiritual formation: We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 In Paul’s mind, character gets built by learning to persevere through difficult

Don’t Let the ANTs Steal Your Happiness

ANTS, or Automatic Negative Thoughts, impact children and adults alike but can be combatted with God’s truths. As I sat in my son’s bed reading a bedtime story I heard my two girls in the other room getting ready for bed. They were giggling at first and then they began to bicker. I thought, Oh

The Best Answer Isn’t Always the Right One

One of the most paralyzing parts of first becoming a new mom is the expectation that you will instinctively know what you are doing — right away. Once, after I expressed my anxiety about having my first baby, a man actually said to me, “Oh, please. Women have been squatting in fields and having babies

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