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Advent Ideas for Families

When I search the internet or check out Pinterest and see ideas for celebrating Advent, they often involve a “minifigure set” creating a holiday scene or cute craft activities for the month of December. And certainly, those are all fun things that can add to the joy of the season! But truly, Advent is more […] Read more…

15 Gift Ideas for Your Pastor (That Go Beyond the Ordinary)

When it comes to showing appreciation for your pastor during October’s Pastor Appreciation Month, at Christmas, or anytime, your gift ideas may be limited to Bible commentaries and the latest bestseller. But there are lots of other fun and creative ideas that will bless your pastor (and their family as well)! I’m a pastor’s wife […] Read more…

12 Bible Passages to Learn with Your Kids This Summer

If you search online, you can find lots of ideas (and a certain number) of “Bible verses everyone must know.” But oftentimes, there’s really no explanation as to what impact they should have on our lives. I strongly believe that without application, reading and memorizing a bunch of Bible verses doesn’t really have a lasting […] Read more…

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21 Unique and Meaningful Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for some unique and meaningful Mother’s Day gifts? There are lots of choices out there, but I’ve rounded up some of my favorite things and also some of what I consider to be the best ideas that are: DIY Mother’s Day Gifts Meaningful, useful gifts for moms or the mom figure in your life […] Read more…

20+ Non-Toy Gift Ideas for your Kids

Check out these ideas for Christmas gifts that aren’t toys for kids! Every once in a while, I go on a cleaning spree. In similar fashion to my son’s miniature John Deere front-loader, I zoom through the house scooping up stray toys, nubby colored pencils and other discarded craft supplies, plus an occasional piece of […] Read more…

Proverbs Bible Reading Plan for Kids

Summertime is here, hooray!! We’re so thankful for three months of lazy afternoons at the pool, late night bonfires, extra time with friends and family and a few little vacations along the way. After the school year finished up, I found myself looking for a Bible reading plan for my children that we could go through […] Read more…

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 St. Patrick’s Day is the opportunity for Christian parents to talk […] Read more…

Free Printable 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…

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…

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