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3 Books on Motherhood to Read in 2017

As crazy as it seems, it’s a brand new year! I remember sitting down last year at this time, trying to plan out a list of books that I wanted to read in 2016 and being so excited about learning new things and growing as a woman, mom and blogger :)  Though I didn’t get […] Read more…

12 Scriptures for the New Year

12 Scriptures of God’s Promises for the New Year

The new year always brings a mix of excitement and dread for me. I feel like I need to be ready with all my resolutions RIGHT NOW when Christmas has barely passed me by! I have barely finished singing Joy to the World when my email inbox is packed full of ideas for new  year’s […] Read more…

Summer Bible study ideas and Bible based activities for kids! Includes suggestions for activities while traveling!

Summer Bible Study Plans and Activity Ideas for Kids!

Since summer is in full swing, I thought I’d share some ideas for summer Bible study plans and Bible learning ideas for kids! I think summer is a great time to get back into the habit of doing devotions with your family or just simply introduce a new Bible-based resource to your kids! Summer Bible […] 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…

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…

The Bible Devotional App I Use Every Day

For a very long time, I’ve been looking for a Bible devotional app that I really, really love. It needed to be easy to use, pleasing to the eye and offer a variety of Bible reading plans that were not too overwhelming and focused mainly on the Scriptures rather than the thoughts of other people. […] Read more…

How God Worked on My Heart Through Adoption

November is National Adoption Month. As an adopted child, I love hearing stories of how God impacts many lives through adoption! Throughout November, I’ll be sharing some wonderful stories, shared by those who have experienced God’s gift of adoption. Today my friend Mallory shares what God has done in her family’s life through difficult times […] Read more…

5 ways I'm finding everyday joy in being a mom.

5 Ways I’m Finding Everyday Joy in Being a Mom

Thank you so much for joining me for the Rediscovering Joy in Motherhood series. You can read all of the posts in this series right here. We’ve reached the final day of the Joy in Motherhood series. We’ve talked about three hang-ups that steal the joy from motherhood, one seemingly negative phrase that’s okay for […] Read more…

11 Bible verses about God's love--a great reminder for Valentine's Day and every day!

11 Bible Verses About God’s Love for Us

One of the best parts of Valentine’s Day is that as Christians we can share about how much God loves us, since “love” is already on people’s minds. The love of the Lord surpasses human love–it is complex and multi-faceted. Honestly, God’s love is NOT what some people think it is! I wanted to share some […] Read more…

Why I Haven’t Blogged for the Last Four Months

Hi everyone! Have you wondered where I’ve been lately? Maybe not, but I’ll tell you anyway ;) With the exception of a couple of Netflix Stream Team posts (a commitment I had already agreed to), I haven’t posted anything since April 29.  Wow. This has been my longest break on the blog, to date. When […] Read more…

3 Simple Ways to Keep Easter Christ Centered

For Christians, Easter (also referred to as Resurrection Sunday) really is celebrated every day of the year.  We know that our Savior lives and that is something to always be excited about!  When it comes to teaching this to our children we always try our hardest around these holidays to observe, focus, and engage our […] Read more…

Intentional Gratitude – Not Just Saying Thank You

Post by contributor Jen from A Heart for My Home. At the beginning of this year I made a commitment to myself to be intentional with my gratitude. A commitment to not just tell people I appreciated them but to show them. Some people, of course, know they have been an influence to you or others but sometimes […] Read more…

10 Bible Verses for When It’s Hard to Trust God

I’m sitting on my bed, Bible in my lap. My husband is gone at a meeting and the children are in bed. I sigh, consumed with thoughts of a situation that has proven to be too difficult for me to handle. There are no easy answers to my questions and things just don’t make sense. […] Read more…

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