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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Tips for Doing Devotions with Your Kids

Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be re-sharing a few posts that I wrote last year as part of a series called Spring Into Summer. My blog has grown much, thanks to all of you, in the past year, so many may not have seen these posts. I hope to give you […] Read more…