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

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,

Help Your Kids Sparkle And Shine For God

  I have always been fascinated by the uniqueness of God’s creation. Each day, as I walk through my neighborhood and soak in the beauty of the trees, the flowers, and the wildlife around me, I am awestruck by God’s unlimited imagination and His vast creative powers. In a similar fashion, when I think about

The Ultimate Bible for Girls

  It feels like just yesterday my kids were small enough to fit on my lap. It was such a precious time. Our evening routine consisted of bath time and snuggles while reading Bible stories together. They loved listening to me read about the adventures of King David, Esther, Noah, and Jonah. They would “ooh”

Gospel-Centered Easter Traditions For the Family

  I love the whimsy and magic of Easter. I like hiding Easter baskets, picking out new dresses, and gathering a gaggle of kids for a good old egg hunt. But as fun as these traditions are, they pale in comparison to rich traditions that bring to life the Gospel. As a mom, I treasure

Helping Kids Cultivate God’s Goodness in their Lives

  What lessons did you learn in the garden as a child? Personally, I remember the wonder of seeing new sprouts poke through the dirt and green strawberries brighten to red under the summer sun. Gardening taught me about God’s good creation, and as I became a mom I understood that patience and cultivation related

Doing Life with Your Adult Children: “Wear Beige and Keep Your Mouth Shut”

  “The first forty years of parenting are always the hardest!” A woman I know was asked at her son’s wedding, “What is the responsibility of the mother of the groom?” She smiled and said, “Wear beige and keep your mouth shut.” She got a chuckle, but it was great advice, especially when it comes

Sharing the Bible Through Masterful Storytelling

  Are you looking for a creative way to captivate your family’s interest whenever you gather with them to discuss God’s Word? Do you long for the day when your teenagers will eagerly open their Bibles and spend quiet time with God because they recognize the relevance of Scripture in their lives? As parents, we

Giving Hope to the Hopeless

My husband, Rich, lost his dad unexpectedly when he was eight. When father and son functions happened through the years, men from church and his friends’ dads always included him. Perhaps that’s why my husband has such a heart for Little League baseball and is known throughout our community as a caring coach. When our next door neighbor and

The Best Answer Isn’t Always the Right One

One of the most paralyzing parts of first becoming a new mom is the expectation that you will instinctively know what you are doing — right away. Once, after I expressed my anxiety about having my first baby, a man actually said to me, “Oh, please. Women have been squatting in fields and having babies

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