Author Archives: Shannon McAvoy

Celebrate the Harvest Season with Your Family

Celebrate the Harvest Season with Your Family

har·vest //ˈhärvist the consequence of an effort or activity the season for gathering crops the yield from plants in a single growing season the gathering of a ripened crop gather, as of natural products The harvest is the time when you reap what you sow. As a verb, to harvest something means that you pick

God Uses You & Me to Care for His Creation

When I think about the Earth and all of God’s creation, I find myself singing the sweet children’s song, He’s Still Working on Me. The chorus goes a little something like this: He’s still working on me To makes me what I ought to be. It took Him just a week To make the moon

Loving Your Kids Like Our Good, Good Father Loves Us

As I sit here thinking about how I teach my children about God’s deep love, I find myself in awe. My love is so imperfect… finite where His is infinite! How am I supposed to be able to teach my children about the perfect love of God? God takes my love, despite its imperfections, and

Teaching Our Children Through Parables

Parenting is hard. I think it’s safe to say that every parent can relate to that statement. So many times I find myself crawling into bed at the end of the day, completely beat. It is in those quiet, dark moments that I find myself questioning my actions throughout the day. Did I react too

What Grandparents Teach Us

I look to the family unit as a unit that should not be messed with — it’s that important to me.  A lot can be learned from a tight knit, God-centered family. As the saying goes, families that pray together, stay together and are blessed with unity in many of the things they do in

The Best Passed-Down Parenting Advice

Once you have children, all those little things you recall hearing your parents say over, and over, and over when you were a child suddenly come back. But now, you are the one saying them to YOUR children! As a child they may have seemed utterly meaningless, but today, we realize what a profound effect those simple words

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