Teaching your Child

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…

These 10 Bible verses are perfect for toddlers to memorize, helping them hide God's Word in their hearts! They learn so quickly and love committing Scripture to memory!

10 Bible Verses to Teach Your Toddler

These 10 Scripture verses are perfect for teaching to toddlers. It will help your little ones understand God’s Word and His love for them too! Every time our two year old goes to her Tiny Tots Sunday school class, the teacher passes around the Bible and asks the kids if they want to put their […] 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…

The Biggest Lie I Believed About Motherhood

There’s a damaging mindset I’ve been struggling with in regards to motherhood. It’s played itself over and over in my mind at different times during the past decade….and it’s hard to make it stop. It’s a nagging thought that sneaks into my mind late at night, when I can’t sleep. Or during a difficult day, […] Read more…

4 Must-Have Children’s Bible Storybooks

When it comes to children’s Bible “story books”, we are very fussy around here. Of course we read straight from the Bible for family devotions (find tips on how to start devotions with your family in this post and also 7 ways to begin teaching the Bible in your home), but we also recognize the value […] Read more…

How to Unspoil Your Kids at Christmas

When I was 9 years old, I got something I really wanted for Christmas: a fancy version of an Etch-a-Sketch.  For all intents and purposes, I should have been happy. But instead, I burst into tears after opening all my presents and feeling like I didn’t have “enough”. Looking back, I obviously realize that this […] Read more…

Galaxy Buck: Mission to Sector 9 – A New Bible Focused Movie from What’s in the Bible!

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that the What’s in the Bible series is one of our favorite Bible-based resources that we use to teach Scripture, Bible history and other facts about Christianity to our family! What’s in the Bible is a video series that walks through the entire Old and […] Read more…

Names of Jesus Free Printable Cards

When I was young, I had a little daily flip calendar that shared one of the Names of Jesus for each day of the year along with the corresponding Bible verse. How amazing is it that Scripture refers to Jesus in 366 different ways! I was thinking back to that calendar the other day, wishing I still had […] Read more…

Our Favorite Scripture Music for Kids

I was thinking the other night that I can’t believe I’ve blogged for four years without sharing with you our favorite Scripture memory music albums for kids! I really think putting Bible verses to music is the best way to learn them and help them stay in your heart and mind. Think about how many […] Read more…

9 Books and Book Series for Curious Kids!

Most children are curious…..about everything! I love hearing questions from my three kids (the 1 year old just does a lot of observing at this point) and being able to answer them, but sometimes I don’t know the details of my answer or some days I need a few quiet moments where they can learn about […] Read more…

15 Bible Verses to pray over your kids this school year

15 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Kids This School Year

It’s back-to-school season, and whether your children attend public school, a private school or homeschool, I really believe this is a great time of year to intentionally focus in on how we can pray over our kids’ education, their relationship with the Lord and the choices they will make during this time. 15 Bible Verses to […] Read more…

12 Resources for Overwhelmed Moms

I almost didn’t write this post. In fact, I almost quite writing the Rediscovering Joy in Motherhood series altogether! It’s funny how the things we try to encourage others about, the lessons we think we’ve learned, and the situations we believe we’ve mastered are the very things that challenge us once again. My husband and […] Read more…

Is our home a haven for our children? Somewhere they will always feel valued, safe and loved? Here are some ways we can create a warm and encouraging environment for our kids!

How to Make Your Home a Haven for Your Children

As I was returning home from an errand a couple of days ago, I glanced out my car windows as I rolled slowly down our small town streets. I couldn’t help but notice several high-school age kids walking down the windy street, the guys punching each other on the shoulders, the girls laughing. Knowing some of the situations […] Read more…

7 ways to show your child you value them every day

7 Ways to Show Your Children You Value Them, Every Day

Many times I hear that THE solution to people feeling bad about themselves or motivating them to be a success is to raise their self-esteem.  Believe in yourself, that’s the place to start, sings a popular kids’ show jingle that my children sometimes watch. That sounds all well and good, right? Who doesn’t want their child […] Read more…

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