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How to Spiritually Prepare Your Family for The New Year

How to Spiritually Prepare Your Family for The New Year

How does your family prepare for the transition from one year to the next? One of my favorite traditions is to gather our family and recall how God has shaped our lives during the past 12 months. During this hallowed time, we discuss where we’ve been, share our hopes and dreams, and prayerfully consider where

It’s Never Too Soon To Share Jesus With Our Kids

6 Over the course of our lives we may hold different jobs and fulfill many different roles, but the Bible makes one thing clear: the moment we become parents, raising children who know and love the Lord becomes our most important mission in life. Start children off on the way they should go, and even when

Why You Should Bring Your Uniqueness Center Stage

Growing up I felt like I didn’t fit in. I was athletic enough to be on the team but not good enough to play in the games. I was friends at school with the popular kids but never invited to hang out with them after school was out. I wanted to play sports with the

Treat ‘Em Like Grandkids

Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter. — Deuteronomy 5:13–14 A grandfather in Yona Zeldis McDonough’s novel The Four Temperaments reflects on having grandchildren: People

How To Create A Safe And Nurturing Bedtime Ritual For Your Kids

Do you find it easy to fill your kids’ non-school hours and days with stimulating social, intellectual and recreational activities but challenging to get them to wind down at the end of a long day? If so, you’re in good company. As many parents discover, children are experts at finding creative ways to resist going

Helping Our Teen Daughters Find Their Own Beautiful

“Finding your own beautiful has a lot to do with deciding what kind of person you want to become.”  – Chelsea Crockett It’s official. I’m the mom of a teenager. Technically I’ve been one for a year now, but this past September it became real when my daughter started high school. I immediately saw a

Bear Picks a Pumpkin (Pumpkin Spice and a Little Bear That’s Nice)

By the time you read this blog post, you’ll have already been inundated with pumpkin spice everything. It feels like every year the flavor pops up earlier than the last. And it’s not just pumpkin spice-flavored coffee and lattes anymore. It is in donuts, muffins, bagels, and even pancake mix (which I happen to have

How Love Can Transform Our Children’s Lives

When it comes to parenting, most of us regard Proverbs 22:6 as our primary parental mission statement from God: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. This means that during children’s formative years, we make it a priority to pass down

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