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Ages and Stages for Discipling Your Kids

Ages and Stages for Discipling Your Kids

The different ages of your children will require different ways of thinking through the discipleship process because there are different ways of communicating and making connections with each of them. But rather than viewing this challenge as a problem, think of the privilege of continually looking for ways to make the attractiveness of life with

God Loves To Be With You

The month of February, and especially Valentine’s Day, is the perfect time to share with our kids what the Bible says about love. The ultimate expression of God’s love came in the form of His Son Jesus who, through His death and resurrection, redeemed us. When we truly understand the depths of God’s love for

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

“Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.” ‑Denver Moore This is my favorite quote from Same Kind of Different as Me (and the new Same Kind of Different as Me for Kids). The beautiful lesson this teaches our children is that although everyone cannot help everybody, someone can help somebody. This simple concept

9 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Children

Are you looking for gift book ideas for your children on Valentine’s Day? Here are 9 book selections perfect for your young Valentine! For Little Ones… I’m Going To Give You A Bear Hug! I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, is a playful and comforting bedtime book

Three Simple Steps to Defuse and Resolve Sibling Conflict

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. — 1 Thessalonians 5:15 “He’s picking on me!” “Mom, she won’t share!” “Get out of my room!” “Dad, he always gets to go first!” If you’re a parent to more than

5 Unique Times to Enjoy Devotions with Your Kids

With the New Year often comes new schedules and new routines . Like many parents, we are reflecting on when to have family devotions with our children. There’s no perfect time for everyone, and being flexible is often the key to success. By thinking outside the box, children can learn through our example that time

Don’t Force It: Live in Your God-Designed Thrive Zone

Vocally, if you try to force yourself to be someone you’re not, there’s a very real chance that you could seriously injure your vocal cords or even lose your voice permanently. When you try to manipulate God’s handiwork, the outcomes are typically not so great. For example, let’s say that you are great with people

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