Author Archives: Sarah Short

Creating Christmas Memories & Family Keepsakes

Creating Christmas Memories & Family Keepsakes

Each year leading up to Christmas, I wonder how I’m gonna make it. As a mother of five young children, I so want Christmas to be special for them. Even amidst the daily craziness of our life that doesn’t stop because we’ve twinkled the house, I want to make Christmas memories with them. I want

Are Your Kids Ready for Apologetics?

My children are still young, so it’s easy to spend little time thinking about teaching them apologetics. We get lost in the hustle and craziness of homework and baseball and tests and “Do I have any clean socks?”, and well, just getting dinner on the table each night is a challenge. Yet as they are

Nurturing Curiosity in Our Children

One of the things I love and enjoy most about being a mother is watching how curiosity takes hold and blooms in my children. From the time each of them could speak, questions began to pour out of them. Why is that dog barking? Why do zebras have stripes? Where do babies come from? (OH, help.) What’s

My Favorite Christian Books for Beginning Readers

There are few things I want to instill in my children more than a love of reading. Getting lost in a good book. Seeing characters come alive in a new world. Flipping page after page anxiously awaiting what the next chapter holds. I watched as my two oldest boys developed a love of books. I didn’t realize

My First Bible: The Treasured Gift I’ll Never Forget

I remember the very first Bible I owned as a child. It was the NIV Children’s Bible – a hardcover Bible with Jesus on the cover holding a lamb, sitting with two children. My mother gave it to me. I took that Bible with me to church every week and as I got older, I learned to

Raising Boys: The Best, Most Disgustingly Marvelous Work I’ve Ever Done

Every so often, someone will ask me what it’s like raising a house full of boys. I always laugh, and then shake my head. “Well”, I usually say along with a slight giggle, “It’s messy, loud, dirty, and they are obsessed with anything and everything that I find completely disgusting. But, they are the most fascinating, fun,

1 John 4:19

Our Valentine’s Tree: Celebrating God’s Love in Our Family

This past Christmas, we finally purchased something I’ve been wanting for years: an artificial tree that we could use to display our Christmas cards in the kitchen. I bought two boxes of clothespins and as the cards from our family and dear friends arrived in our mailbox throughout December, we clipped their cards to our

Family Devotions

3 Tips For Meaningful Family Devotions

I stopped at my favorite bakery today. I ran inside, ordered up my favorite cookie, then sat outside in the warm car and enjoyed every bit of that salted caramel deliciousness before heading home. The three-minute drive back to my house would’ve been too long to wait. We’re talking the best cookie in town, y’all.