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Top 10 Book Gift Ideas 2018

Top 10 Book Gift Ideas 2018

Sing with us now!.. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!.. And, it’s time to decide which books we’re giving our family and friends for Christmas! We love giving faith-building books to our loved ones. Here are some of the best current books and devotionals by some of our favorite Christian authors. Enjoy! Us

Love Anyway

“If you love those who love you, what reward will you get?” —Matthew 5:46 Let’s be honest. Sometimes we just don’t see eye to eye with some people in our lives. Showing them love can be quite a challenge, especially when these people are difficult, different, or don’t always show appreciation. But learning to love

Helping Our Kids Build Godly Friendships

I’m not a helicopter mom, but I am a protective mom. I freely admit I shelter my kids. Not from everything, but from a lot of things – especially foolish friends. It’s odd but sometimes we talk about sheltering or protecting our kids as if that is a bad thing. But as I think back to

Finding Solitude

After He had dismissed them, He went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray. Later that night, He was there alone. — Matthew 14:23 I had just sat down on the couch. Finally! The day was over. I popped open my laptop to check a few e-mails and read the news. The kids were

Celebrating the Beauty of Creation with Our Kids

Green is finally on the palette again. Winter in Michigan means lots of gray. Now finally, Spring is here —  fresh smells, new activities, and new colors… like green! The changing seasons are a glorious display of a creative God. But it is interesting to me how quickly we can forget the beauty that surrounds

Hoodwinked: Building Bridges, Not Fences When Others Mother Differently

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. — Ephesians 4:2-3 Watch the Video Play the video teaching segment for session one. As you watch, record any thoughts or concepts that stand out to you.

Forget Supermom, Just Be a Super Mom

There is no such thing as a superhero mother. No Supermom. No Wonder Woman. But there are ways to still be a super mom — the best mom you can be for your particular children. Here are eight ways to stop trying to do it all and start learning to be you. After all, we

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