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Cultivating Unity Among Siblings

Cultivating Unity Among Siblings

Today’s culture would like for us to believe that it is normal for siblings to not get along and not like each other. This is readily seen in the media. Rarely do movie or television siblings treat one another with respect and affection. They are usually fighting, yelling, name-calling, or belittling each other with mocking,

Celebrating an Untraditional Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is approaching and, as a mom, you would think I’d be excited. Don’t judge me when I say, “I’m not”. This isn’t a case of false martyrdom or not being happy with the gifts I’ve received over the past decade. If I’m being completely honest, I have difficulty celebrating myself. Perhaps it can

Everything is Better with a Friend

Does your family create a summer bucket list? My kids gave me a long list of things they want to do once school gets out. It includes going to the zoo, the park, museums, and the beach. They would like to make crafts, host play dates, and have sleepovers with their friends. These activities all

May The Faith Be With You: Using Star Wars To Help Kids Understand The Bible

When you and your family watch iconic films like Star Wars, does it unleash an inner yearning to brandish a light saber, release your inner Jedi, join the universal battle to fight evil, and take a stand for all that is good? The characters in the Star Wars universe resonate as strongly as they do

Helping Your Unique Kids Connect with God’s Word

In my years as an elementary music teacher, I caught a glimpse of the variety of ways in which children learn. I knew there were certain kids who connected with lessons differently and I enjoyed the challenge of tailoring lessons to help all children understand, no matter their learning style. Becoming a parent shed a

What Should You Do When Your Kids Can’t Fall Asleep?

Have you ever had one of those days when you’re physically exhausted after a full day of activity yet you simply cannot fall asleep? You crawl into your cozy bed hoping to drift off into a night filled with sweet slumbers – but as soon as your head hits the pillow, you find yourself wide-eyed

Family Fume: Speaking in Love

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman; a perfect reading to help us remember to be patient and respectful toward our loved ones. Listen on the blog or on your Alexa device by enabling the skill

Are Your Kids Ready for Apologetics?

My children are still young, so it’s easy to spend little time thinking about teaching them apologetics. We get lost in the hustle and craziness of homework and baseball and tests and “Do I have any clean socks?”, and well, just getting dinner on the table each night is a challenge. Yet as they are

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