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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

Summer Reading That Nourishes Your Kids’ Spiritual Development

It’s hard to believe that the dog days of summer are nearly upon us, but those of us with children are already counting down the days until the school year ends and summer vacation begins. After all, our calendars and family plans frequently revolve around the activities of our kids! How will our children spend

With God on My Side I Can Be Brave

Editor’s Note: Calling all Jedis! In May the Faith Be With You, a 180-day devotional for the sci-fi, Star Wars, Trekkie, Comic Con fan, you’ll learn the highest, truest, and most rewarding way to a life of wisdom, adventure, and courage, apprenticing with the Ultimate Master Himself — Jesus Christ. We often hear at FaithGateway, “Can you recommend a

How To Develop A Daily Devotional Habit

Every morning when I awake, I lie in bed as quietly as possible and spend the first few precious moments of my day with God. I do this because I know as soon as I leave the comfort of my cozy bed, the cacophony of the day will start. Can you relate? Our children clamor

What Is a Good Friend?

What is a good friend? When my oldest daughter was just three months old, I met bunch of moms from neighboring towns through a Mommy and Me class. We formed a playgroup and met weekly to let our little ones “play”. Just a few years later, with the addition of siblings, our group grew to

Encourage Your Kids’ God-Given Dreams

“Everything in life belongs to God. Our purpose has already been mapped out.” – David Luiz. As a parent, I want to teach my kids that they are capable of doing anything that God has for them to do. I would imagine that you do to! But, finding role models for them who go after their dreams

How to Start a Book Club for Kids

I don’t remember reading a lot of books when I was in grade school. My love of cozying up with a great novel and a cup of tea didn’t start until after I graduated college. As a mom, I want my children to enjoy the benefits and pleasures of reading. One of the ways we have made

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

A Bible for Your Little Super Hero

Why Do Kids Need Super Heroes of the Bible? Are you looking for a way to get boys interested in the Bible? Try the Super Heroes Bible in 3D NIrV: The Quest for Good Over Evil. My son is “all boy” and was born that way. He’s into anything with wheels, anything that flies and anything representing a

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,