Purposeful Faith

17 Fall Themed Bible Based Activities and Crafts

Autumn is my favorite season of the year! I love all the crafts and activities that I can do with my kids during the fall. I thought I’d share with you some ideas for incorporating Bible truths with fall-themed crafts! Find 17 Fall Bible-themed crafts and activities in my contributor post at Motherhood on a […] Read more…

Two Essential Resources for Teaching Your Children Biblical Character

When my first son was young, my husband and I wanted to find a way to teach him {and future children} to have good character and to live a godly life. I read plenty of books on child training and parenting and received a lot of advice on the do’s and don’ts of raising a […] 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…

7 Scriptures for Weary Moms

Do you sometimes wake up in the morning feeling weary, resigned to another difficult day? Or go to bed at night tired physically and emotionally, your energy completely spent? So many of my days begin and end this way. Though I know God wants me to recognize my abundant blessings and not believe the lie I […] Read more…

On the days you feel like a failure as a mom, remember this

When is the last time you focused on something you did right as a mom? Not just “I kept everybody alive today” or “no one burned down the house this week” but “I did ____ to encourage my children” or “I helped my child ____”. If you’re anything like me, it’s probably been awhile since you’ve allowed yourself […] Read more…

12 Powerful Proverbs to Teach Your Children

The book of Proverbs is a treasure-trove of knowledge. In short bursts, it sums up many key truths of biblical living, wisdom-practicing and practical stewardship among other things! This is one of my favorite books of the Bible and, I think, one of the best parts of Scripture to teach our children as well! The […] Read more…

Free Printable: 10 Bible Verses to Teach Your Preschooler

I love teaching my kids Bible verses! There are lots of ways to do this, from Bible verse puzzles to hand motions to “writing through” the Scriptures! For us, a simple way that always is effective for teaching our children the Word of God is to just have them practice saying the words with and after […] Read more…

25+ Christian Themed Easter Basket Ideas

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…

5 ways to raise mission minded kids

5 Ways to Raise Mission Minded Kids

“Mom, can I go on a missions trip?” This question came from my 10 year old son after hearing a presentation in church from some congregation members who had been in the Czech Republic for two weeks. After hearing about how they taught VBS and participated in service projects, he was very eager to hop on the […] 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…

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