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Celebrating the Beauty of Creation with Our Kids

Celebrating the Beauty of Creation with Our Kids

Green is finally on the palette again. Winter in Michigan means lots of gray. Now finally, Spring is here —  fresh smells, new activities, and new colors… like green! The changing seasons are a glorious display of a creative God. But it is interesting to me how quickly we can forget the beauty that surrounds

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

Red Jell-O and the Red Sea: Bible Adventure Stories Every Kid Will Love

I’ll never forget the day my Sunday School teacher pulled back two large strips of red Jell-O by cellophane paper to allow my little fingers to walk through the “Red Sea.” She had a wonderful way of making it known to first graders that the Bible was anything but boring. Indeed, many stories included so

Teaching Our Children to Pray Continually

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians says that joy, prayer, and thanksgiving should mark the life of a Christian. And not just any kind of prayer, continual prayer or as the King

How to Start Conversations About Jesus with Kids

Conversations about Jesus: Get Inspired Conversations about Jesus are important to have when you’re children are growing up and starting to understand their faith. Even though my daughters are 6 and almost 10, we got a copy of the adorable board book My Jesus Bible a few weeks ago, and we have been reading through

Forget Supermom, Just Be a Super Mom

There is no such thing as a superhero mother. No Supermom. No Wonder Woman. But there are ways to still be a super mom — the best mom you can be for your particular children. Here are eight ways to stop trying to do it all and start learning to be you. After all, we

10 Verses to Pray for Your Daughter

I have always wanted to be a prayer warrior. I remember hearing stories of the power of prayer from missionaries that would come to our church growing up, or testimonies of women who prayed for their husbands and children incessantly until they came to know Jesus. I love those stories, and I wanted that –

The Bible – God’s Love Letter To Our Kids

Recently, as a young mom and I were bonding over dinner, my friend shared that she was planning to dedicate her children to the Lord in our church’s next child dedication service. To prepare for the ceremony, she excitedly described how she was going through the process of picking a personal life verse for her

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