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How to Teach Your Child the Value of Thankfulness

Gratefulness can be a big concept for kids to learn to practice when their tendency is to always focus on themselves. As a Christian mom, explaining thankfulness to your child according to the Bible and implementing some simple parenting techniques can go a long way in shaping their perspective, pointing them to Jesus, and helping […] Read more…

12 Scriptures for Moms in the New Year

As we approach a new year, we’re usually thinking of ways to change ourselves and become a better ______ (mom, wife, friend, blogger)–you name it, I’ve thought of it and you probably have too! Perhaps some Scriptural encouragement could go a long way in showing us that though I have found some ways to start […] Read more…

Christmas for the Brokenhearted

Last Christmas, I waited in my home, feeling completely helpless, as my sweet grandmother Rosemary lay in a hospital bed, suffering the effects of a serious stroke just a few days after her 90th birthday.  She passed away the day after Christmas, after having been faithfully sung to and prayed over for two weeks by her ten […] 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…

Actually, It Doesn’t Matter What I Think the Bible Says

Disclaimer: This post is written with the intended audience of Christians, which is my typical group of blog readers. Also, I RARELY write posts of this nature, but sometimes the moment just calls for it :) The other day, I was reading a very popular website and came across something that made me incredibly uncomfortable. I […] Read more…

15 Bible Verses to pray over your kids this school year

15 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Kids This School Year

Why is it so critical to pray for our children when they start a new school year? You might think the obvious answer might be, “because of all those influences at school.” But really, there’s so much more to praying for our kids’ school year than the peer pressure they encounter. Three Important Reasons We […] Read more…

How to Wait on God in Times of Transition

  After the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing. 1 Kings 19:12 Transitions are difficult. When my children were little babies, the transition from two naps a day to one was always tough. They were quite tired late in the […] 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…

15 Bible Verses to Overcome Worry and Anxiety

Be comforted by these Bible verses to help you overcome when you’re anxious or stressed as a mom! You know those days when the mental “clutter” piles up and it feels like your head is going to explode with everything you have to think about but you have no solutions to whatever is occupying your […] Read more…

5 ways to make your prayer life stronger - encouragement for when you want to remember to pray!

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Prayer Life

Follow these five tips for a stronger prayer life. As I go through my busy day, many things occupy my mind. Most of the time I’m mentally scrambling, thinking, “what’s for dinner?” but more often than not, my brain is filled with questions and worries. I get too caught up in the “tyranny of the urgent” and […] Read more…

5 Lenten Devotionals For Families - Ideas for Bible activities and books that teach about Christ's passion, death and resurrection during the 40 days leading up to Easter!

10 Lenten Devotionals For Families

Updated for 2022 The first day of this 2022 season of Lent begins on March 2: observed as Ash Wednesday in some churches and continuing for 40 days, excluding Sundays, through Easter/Resurrection Day. If you’re anything like me, you’re still looking for a family study or activity to use as you observe Lent, even at this late […] 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…

15 Bible Verses to Teach Your Children About Advent

Do you celebrate Advent? If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you’ve probably seen a ton of pins about what seems at first glance to be a secular tradition. But there is much more to Advent than DIY calendars and Santa Lego cities! For hundreds of years, beginning four Sundays before Christmas and through Christmas Eve, […] Read more…

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