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St. Patrick’s Day Bible Verse Scavenger Hunt

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Do you eat mint ice cream while wearing green clothing like our family does? :) We’re not Irish, but we love traditions and it’s fun to participate in all the little holidays too! What I love about March 17 is the opportunity for Christian parents to talk to […] Read more…

Free Valentine’s Day Bookmarks to Color!

Winter is the best time for snuggling up and reading with your kids. My four children can plow through several books a day (and the five year old, like every preschooler, usually loves to have the same book read to her over and over again!). Since our kids love books so much, and since February […] Read more…

Christmas Break Sanity Savers for Moms

Maybe it’s just me, but when my kids are off school for Christmas break, it gets plain old WILD at our house! Something about the combination of the upcoming holiday, the candy and gifts, kids who are getting used to being around each other all day again and the lack of routine results in emotions […] Read more…

How to pray the Scriptures over your kids

How to Pray the Scriptures Over Your Kids

I first started hearing the encouragement to pray the Scriptures over my children a few years ago. But I didn’t really know what that meant. Do I read a Bible verse in front of them and then just say “amen”? Or am I missing something really obvious? What if I look like a crazy person, saying […] Read more…

How to Turn Your Family Devotions from Chaos to Calm

When you have young kids, sometimes even the thought of doing devotions as a family is exhausting. But as a mom who wants to make God’s Word a priority, I realize that hard things are worth it. Maybe you’re in this same place. Over 10 years time, my husband and I have found a few […] Read more…

3 Reasons Scripture Memorization is Important

I have to admit, I used to cringe at the words “Scripture memorization”. I preferred something softer, like “Bible verse learning” or any other term that didn’t make it sound like we were standing in a soldier-like line, demanding recitation of the entire book of 1 Chronicles. But recently, I’ve begun to understand that memorization is […] Read more…

5 Easy Ways to Add Scripture to Your Child’s Day

Teach your children (toddlers, preschoolers, elementary age and middle school!) the Word and truths of God using these five simple and effective ideas!  As a small child, I lived in a house at the top of a hill in the country, outside a tiny rural town in North Dakota. I have so many fun photos and memories […] Read more…

5 reasons to be thankful for your strong willed child

Five Reasons to be Thankful For Having a Strong Willed Child

From the moment she was born, I was certain my daughter Leah would be a strong-willed child. She came into this world screaming and didn’t stop for months! She resisted my efforts to sleep-train, bucked against toddler discipline of any kind and continues to test my patience every. single. day. Yet despite the enormous amount of […] Read more…

Why your kids don't want to do chores

3 Reasons Your Kids Don’t Want to Do Chores

Barely were the words “go put away your clothes” out of my mouth than I heard a huge sigh from my 7 year old daughter. She slumped her shoulders and stomped off, not at all eager to listen to my request. Seems silly, right? And yet thousands of children like mine–and maybe yours too!–don’t ever seem […] Read more…

5 Ways to Serve Others When You Have Young Children

It’s uncomfortable saying this, but for a very long time, I’ve been making excuses. Many of them, really, about a variety of things, but most specifically about ministering to others. You see, I have four small children, and my husband and I believe our kids are my main ministry. This is a worthy thing, but it […] Read more…

50+ Christ Centered Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

My childhood was filled with experiences of egg hunts on Easter morning, a church service where we would sing familiar Resurrection songs and a pretty table full of delicious food that we ate while spending time with family. They were sweet times and make for cherished memories! However, our children won’t be celebrating this holiday quite the same way I […] Read more…

These 10 Bible verses are perfect for toddlers to memorize, helping them hide God's Word in their hearts! They learn so quickly and love committing Scripture to memory!

10 Bible Verses to Teach Your Toddler

These 10 Scripture verses are perfect for teaching to toddlers. It will help your little ones understand God’s Word and His love for them too! Every time our two year old goes to her Tiny Tots Sunday school class, the teacher passes around the Bible and asks the kids if they want to put their […] Read more…

Here are eight ways to encourage your child if they are hesitant to pray out loud! Help your kids develop confidence in their time spent in prayer--out loud or silently!

8 Ways to Help a Child Who is Hesitant to Pray Out Loud

“Dear Lord, ummm….” Do your children’s prayers ever begin this way? I know my seven-year-old son’s do! Several months ago, he really started struggling with praying out loud. Previously, he had prayed fairly easily so we weren’t sure what to think! Was it a discipline issue? Was he “bored” during devotions? photo credit   While […] Read more…

The Biggest Lie I Believed About Motherhood

There’s a damaging mindset I’ve been struggling with in regards to motherhood. It’s played itself over and over in my mind at different times during the past decade….and it’s hard to make it stop. It’s a nagging thought that sneaks into my mind late at night, when I can’t sleep. Or during a difficult day, […] Read more…

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