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Prayer: A Special Nighttime Ritual

Prayer: A Special Nighttime Ritual

Motherhood crept up on me. I know I know, I had nine months to prepare for my first child. But as an only child myself, I was not exposed to a lot of babies, much less taught how to care for little ones. I followed my doctors advice and actually didn’t read any parenting books

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Prayers for Teachers, Students and Schools: FREE Downloads

  I’ve been a student, a teacher, and now a parent of a student, and through it all I’ve learned that everyone involved in the education of school-age children could use our prayers. Whether you are a public school, private school, or homeschool family, a great way to start the school year is to pray

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4 Fun Ideas for Summer Bucket Lists

Tomorrow, June 21, marks the first day of summer (for those of us here in the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere), and this year we will be celebrating with a Summer Bucket List pajama party! We will be wearing our PJ’s all day and sleeping in after the rooster crows (hopefully

5 Things To Focus On With Our Children During Easter

Much like a disorganized closet, our children’s journey of faith can look cluttered and messy.  We would love it if our children came to faith in Christ as young boys and girls and lived to serve God all their lives.  Unfortunately, this is not the reality in many of our homes. We all have brothers or sisters,

Jesus or the Easter Bunny: An Easter Memory

As I think back on the years of celebrating the Easter holiday with my husband and children, my memories are filled with Easter morning church services, frilly handmade dresses, matching ties, and baskets full of fresh fruit, plastic eggs, and inexpensive treats. I remember Easter afternoons spent vacuuming the green plastic Easter grass off our

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Good Friday and Children: Making the Cross Real to Your Kids

Teaching children about Good Friday isn’t easy, especially if you’re talking with younger children. How do you explain why Jesus had to die? That Jesus knew ahead of Good Friday that he would die? And the true meaning of the cross as Jesus’ sacrifice for our ultimate salvation? Teaching children about Good Friday isn’t easy,

Christ-Centered Easter Traditions for Kids

One of the best parts of being a parent and having my own family is getting to pass on family traditions, as well as starting new traditions of our own. Growing up, on Easter, I always wore a new Sunday Easter dress, went to early worship service then headed to my aunt’s house for a late

Resurrection Eggs – Telling the Easter Story

Resurrection eggs have been around for years as a way to teach children the meaning of Easter. While there are many Christian stores that sell resurrection egg kits, I’ve found that making them on your own is fairly easy if you have the time and resources. Resurrection eggs are like an advent calendar for Easter,

Holy Week Activities for Kids

The days and week before Easter, also known as Holy Week, can be a wonderful time of encouraging children to understand the significance of the days before Christ’s crucifixion and the resurrection. Holy Week, also known as Passion Week, is the week before Easter, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending on Easter. Today we are focusing on

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Why Our Family Doesn’t Celebrate Halloween

There are many schools of thought about the observance of Halloween by Christians. Should we participate in the activities around us?  Do we dress up and hand out candy?  What about the harvest festivals hosted by local churches that are intended to offer an alternative? Our family has made very deliberate, carefully considered decisions about

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