Teaching your Child

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…

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3 Things Parents Should Pray About (but Maybe Aren’t)

“We should pray about that,” he said to me.  “Why haven’t we before?” I asked. “I guess we never thought about it that way,” he replied. A conversation like this happened between my husband and I a few weeks ago as we were laying in bed one night. We’d gone through another seemingly pointless family […] 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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31 Day Back to School Prayer Calendar for Moms

How wonderful would it feel to have confidence and peace about the school year ahead?  Your child is in God’s hands, and although it isn’t always easy to “let go and let God”, we can know for certain that His Word says it is true! He tells us that he’ll never leave or forsake your […] Read more…

5 Easy Ways to Add Scripture to Your Child’s Day

Teach your children (toddlers, preschoolers, elementary age and middle school!) the Word and truths of God using these five simple and effective ideas!  As a small child, I lived in a house at the top of a hill in the country, outside a tiny rural town in North Dakota. I have so many fun photos and memories […] Read more…

5 reasons to be thankful for your strong willed child

Five Reasons to be Thankful For Having a Strong Willed Child

From the moment she was born, I was certain my daughter Leah would be a strong-willed child. She came into this world screaming and didn’t stop for months! She resisted my efforts to sleep-train, bucked against toddler discipline of any kind and continues to test my patience every. single. day. Yet despite the enormous amount of […] Read more…

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3 Reasons Your Kids Don’t Want to Do Chores

Barely were the words “go put away your clothes” out of my mouth than I heard a huge sigh from my 7 year old daughter. She slumped her shoulders and stomped off, not at all eager to listen to my request. Seems silly, right? And yet thousands of children like mine–and maybe yours too!–don’t ever seem […] 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…

5 Ways to Serve Others When You Have Young Children

It’s uncomfortable saying this, but for a very long time, I’ve been making excuses. Many of them, really, about a variety of things, but most specifically about ministering to others. You see, I have four small children, and my husband and I believe our kids are my main ministry. This is a worthy thing, but it […] Read more…

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