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Do You Need a Hug Today? Why We Should Share Hugs Year Round

Do You Need a Hug Today? Why We Should Share Hugs Year Round

December is one of my favorite months of the year.  That’s because I see my friends and family in December more than any other time of year. In addition to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we meet up at school concerts, class parties, church, cookie swaps, and gift exchange luncheons. We may shop together, cook

Children and Presents – We can count these as blessings too!

Christmas gift-giving is really hard for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love presents. I love thinking about presents, buying presents, wrapping presents, and watching my kids open their presents. The joy on my kids’ faces is palpable on Christmas morning, and I love making them happy almost more than anything in the world. I

Memorizing Scripture: Transform Your Life by Renewing Your Mind

Whenever God gives me the opportunity to minister to others through His Word, there is always one special Bible verse I like to share – one verse that has the power to change the lives of every man, woman, and child I meet: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed

God the Planner (And Why I Need To Get Organized!)

Are you a planner? I have never been one of those moms who make lunches the night before, lays out clothes for the following day, or starts a project ahead of time. On the occasions I do plan ahead, I feel great. My mind is at peace; I am not overwhelmed or stressed out. I

6 Ways Our Kids Can Learn to Live in Joy

If you’ve been a parent for very long, you know how your heart beams when your children play nicely with one another. You could be enjoying this harmonious bliss of listening to your children playing, laughing, and sharing.  And, the next minute?  Suddenly, they begin hitting and spewing hurtful words at one another!  What happened? 

Our Top 10 Devotionals for Kids

Are you looking for great gift ideas for your kids, or other young children on your shopping list? What better gift than an inspiring devotional that will speak to a child on their level?! Here are our FaithGateway Top 10 devotional books for kids! 1. The Plans I Have for You Devotional Inspire your kids

Christmas Traditions That Keep Christ In Christmas

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a Son, and they will call Him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). – Matthew 1:23 Every year, as my husband and I plan our Christmas activities for the season, my mind cannot help but wander down memory lane to reflect upon Christmas’s past. I am flooded with

Our Favorite Christmas Books for Kids

Snuggle up with your little ones and get into the spirit of the season with some of our favorite Christmas books for kids. Help prepare your heart and your children’s to celebrate the birth of our Savior this year! ~FaithGateway Family 1. Goodnight Manger Perfect for bedtime, the sweet, rhyming text offers a unique twist on

Give Thanks in All Circumstances

Teaching Our Children What the Bible Says about Gratitude, and How to Express It! Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 I remember reading this verse with one of our boys when he was small and he was confused.

10 Great Thanksgiving Books for Children

Teach your children about Thanksgiving traditions, gratitude and giving thanks to God this month for all their blessings with this collection of 10 of our favorite Thanksgiving books for children. Reading time with my kids before bed is still my favorite part of the day. My sons are growing older and can read on their own now,

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