Purposeful Faith

15 Scriptures to Pray in the Darkness

The diagnosis was devastating and yet not unexpected. My grandmother had been sick for a long time, but because she never wanted to go to the doctor, her symptoms puzzled us all for almost a year. Then, finally, an answer. Pancreatic cancer. Death would come within months. She had lived a long and blessed life….but […] Read more…

Bible Verse Lunchbox Notes for Early Readers!

A few weeks ago, I created Bible verse lunchbox notes for elementary and older children. I wanted to know if any of you could use lunchbox notes for your early readers too! The response was an overwhelming “yes!” so I made six Scripture verse lunchbox notes with simple verses that are designed for children who […] Read more…

My Favorite Things Giveaway!!

I’m so excited to share this special Favorite Things Giveaway with you! I have teamed up with several wonderful businesses and artists to bring you an assortment of goodies that will bless and encourage you this summer! Before I jump into what is up for grabs in MY giveaway, take a look at the 8 OTHER giveaways […] 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 March 17 is the opportunity for Christian parents to talk to […] Read more…

Minding Your Mouth: A Biblical Study on Taming the Tongue – A 10 Lesson Bible Study for Families!

Do your kids struggle with being bossy, speaking harshly, being unkind to their siblings or just simply having self-control over their speech? I want to introduce you to a brand new Bible study called Minding Your Mouth: A Biblical Study on Taming the Tongue, that will help you as parents teach your kids what the […] Read more…

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Last Minute Gift Idea for Christian Kids that They are Sure to Love!

Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift? Go digital! Our kids ages 10, 8, 5 and 3 LOVE JellyTelly – a Christian streaming service with great shows like What’s in the Bible? & VeggieTales, plus family devotionals for only $4.99/month! As a busy mom, I often struggle to find TV shows and movies I trust for […] Read more…

How to Talk to Your Kids About Being Thankful (When It Seems Like They Always are Complaining)

Does it ever feel like you’re constantly telling your kids to stop complaining? As a Christian parent, do you share Bible verses with them in the hopes that they will see how important it is to always be thankful and grateful and never grumble again….but it doesn’t seem to work? :) I think sometimes we can […] Read more…

The Surprising Benefit of Gratitude You May Not Have Thought Of

“Mom?” My seven year old approached me timidly, long past her bedtime. I was tempted to get upset, but something about her expression made me stop. I asked what she needed. She held out a stuffed black dog, that she’d won at a raffle a few days earlier. “Remember when our church sent that big […] Read more…

The Audio Adventure CDs that are Going on Our Kids’ Christmas List This Year (This Surprised Me!)

I remember making really long Christmas lists as a kid, adding things like Totally Hair Barbie and a Dream Phone, because it was something I just HAD to have ;) Seriously, remember this?  Fast-forward to adulthood and this year, and my children are adding more modern electronic gifts to their lists….my 10 year old wants an […] Read more…

11 Bible Verses that Address Lying (and How to Talk to Your Kids About It)

How many times have your children been caught in a lie? They might be little white lies or “big whoppers” as my grandpa used to say, but it seems that most children go through a stage where they feel like they need to tell untruths, for various reasons. It might be because they want to […] Read more…

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