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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…

12 Scriptures for Moms in the New Year

As we approach a new year, I am constantly thinking of ways to change myself and become a better ______ (mom, wife, friend, blogger)–you name it, I’ve thought of it! I’ve been thinking lately that perhaps some Scriptural encouragement could go a long way in showing me that though I have found some ways to […] Read more…

Fun Ideas for a “Classic Peanuts” Movie Night!

When my oldest child, Will, was old enough to watch his first Peanuts movie (one of my husband’s VHS tapes–we still had a VCR!) he was immediately enamored with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and his friends (especially Linus, since our son also had a blanket he loved). We’ve watched a lot of the classic Peanuts movies […] Read more…

Learn about Advent with Truth in the Tinsel (an Invitation for the Crafty and Not-so-Crafty Mom)

I’m the first to admit that Pinterest has become a slight addiction for me, even though I’m pretty sure I’m pronouncing it incorrectly (Pin-interest, Pin-trehst? After 6 years this should be obvious to me). There are days when I completely ignore it, but then on some random Saturday afternoon I go crazy pinning DIY ideas, kids […] Read more…

How God Worked on My Heart Through Adoption

November is National Adoption Month. As an adopted child, I love hearing stories of how God impacts many lives through adoption! Throughout November, I’ll be sharing some wonderful stories, shared by those who have experienced God’s gift of adoption. Today my friend Mallory shares what God has done in her family’s life through difficult times […] Read more…

Galaxy Buck: Mission to Sector 9 – A New Bible Focused Movie from What’s in the Bible!

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that the What’s in the Bible series is one of our favorite Bible-based resources that we use to teach Scripture, Bible history and other facts about Christianity to our family! What’s in the Bible is a video series that walks through the entire Old and […] Read more…

From Loss to Life: A Miraculous Adoption Story

November is National Adoption Month. As an adopted child, I love hearing stories of how God impacts many lives through adoption! Throughout November, I’ll be sharing some wonderful stories, shared by those who have experienced God’s gift of adoption. Our first testimony is from Cathy and it is a powerful one! Through loss, life begins […] Read more…

When the Word Homemaking Makes You Weary

Some days I look around my house and wonder how things got so crazy. When I was a little girl, I dreamed about my future. Among other things, it involved getting married, becoming a mom, and having a warm, inviting home where everyone could be well-fed, feel loved and nurture their creativity.  I didn’t realize that for my […] Read more…

He has already conquered--a comfort for believers when struggles overwhelm and we feel discouraged.

He Has Already Conquered

It can be hard to “focus on Jesus” sometimes, can’t it?  Even that phrase, “focus on Jesus”, is difficult to grasp onto. With everything else that fights for our attention, our concentration wanders. We struggle to remain centered on the important truths. As for me, I worry. I struggle. I am bothered by things I see happening […] Read more…

Lots of Berenstain Bears books Living Lights series for 99 cents and $1.99 on Kindle now! Grab them quick!

Deeply Discounted Berenstain Bears Faith-Based Books for Kindle on Amazon!

We love the Berenstain Bears! Who doesn’t remember those books from their childhood. Some of my favorites when I was young were The New Baby and Too Much Junk Food. :) Right now you can find a whole lot of books from the Berenstain Bears faith-based series “Living Lights” for 99 cents and $1.99 on Kindle […] Read more…

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