Author Archives: Sami Cone

Faith Commander Author Chat Replay Video

We sat down for a live chat with Faith Commander bible study co-authors Korie Robertson and Chrys Howard and learned so much more about the family behind the Duck Dynasty TV show, not to mention their new Faith Commander 5 week Church Curriculum for adults, teens and children. Korie and Chrys shared everything from their

Top 5 Children’s Books with a Lesson

We need to get back to the basics. When it comes to spending time with our kids, it seems that no matter what technology emerges, parents always find their way back to what is tried and true: playing, creating, and reading. But, with time being of the essence more now than ever, it sure is nice

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Encouraging Your Child’s God-Given Gifts

Everybody can be something to somebody It’s been said that education is wasted on youth. When we’re young, all we want to do is get out of school. Yet once we’re grown and entered into the workforce, many of us wish we could go back to school. And I won’t even start on the similar

Frugal Family-Friendly Spring Break Ideas

I’ll just come right out and say it: one of my top tips for a frugal Spring Break is to travel when no one else is. Of course, that can be difficult since it’s typically the school system that determines when families travel and thus, encourages a price hike throughout the entire travel industry. So

How to Love When You Don’t Feel Like It

Love. It’s what makes the world go ’round, right? But what about those of us who don’t have love in our lives? Or worse yet, what if we love deeply, but get hurt by that love? Perhaps we’ve reached the point where we simply just don’t feel very loving anymore. What then? I can tell you from first-hand

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My Family’s Favorite Devotions for Kids

Friends are always asking me my thoughts on my family’s favorite devotions for kids since they know I write for Tommy Nelson, but I’ve always found it so hard to pick just one! After all, with so many great kids’ devotions for boys and girls of every age, it should come as no surprise that

The Best Bible Storybooks for Kids

There’s nothing sweeter than sharing Bible stories with our children, and that’s why we wanted to share our best Bible storybooks for kids in this round-up of all round-up posts! Now typically we’d do a top 3 or a top 5, but there were simply too many great kids’ Bibles from which to choose! That’s

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The 5 Most Important Lessons I’ve Taught My Kids from the Bible

Let’s face it, sifting through what’s truly important in life is not an easy task. As Christians, obviously we want our kids to grow up to not only believe in God, but to truly know Him and make their faith their own. But as a parent, how do you hone in on the most important

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