Purposeful Faith

Black Friday Deals from Christian Companies!

Our Thanksgiving Day this year included our immediate family and my in-laws (we celebrated with my family last weekend). It was full of turkey (but no stuffing!), potatoes, salad, cranberries, and our favorite traditional Norwegian food–lefse! I had to ask 3 different employees to help me find it in the grocery store, so I may just need […] Read more…

9 Thanksgiving Books That Keep Your Kids Focused on God

During the month of November, we often talk about what we are thankful for. And it’s so good to count our blessings, but it’s also very important to talk to our children about Who we are thankful to for all of these blessings! I thought it would be really fun to share with you some of our […] Read more…

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 Beginning 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…

The Big List of Scripture Music for Kids

Do your kids love to sing the same songs over and over again? Yep, mine too. The great thing about repetition through song is that it makes for an easy way to commit words to memory–especially when those words are Scripture! I really think putting Bible verses to music is the best way to learn […] Read more…

Faith Based Deals for the Family!

Several exciting Christian titles are on sale right now for Kindle! Get Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full by Gloria Furman for a low price! You can get the paperback for a few cents more, if you prefer that :)   (Remember, you can download the Kindle app on your device even if you don’t […] 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…

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…

10 Ways to Get More Scripture in Your Day

The number one comment I hear from people about doing devotions or reading from the Bible is that they don’t feel like they have enough time. And in many ways, I completely understand: the struggle is real! But in a conversation with a friend not too long ago, I realized that I may be thinking […] Read more…

9 Psalms to Read with Your Kids at Bedtime

We have a bedtime routine in our home that involves reading (several) books, singing some songs and praying before it’s time to lay down and (hopefully!) go to sleep. But you know what I’d been missing in that routine? The golden opportunity to walk through Scripture and commit it to memory. We usually read individually […] 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…

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