A Revolutionary Mindset for Family Chores

What used to be a given in the life of the family, chores are now apparently falling by the wayside, with only 28% of parents stating that they give their child(ren) chores, according to a recent study. Even in spite of the up and coming evidence that chores are beneficial to children (here, here, and…

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Twelve Gifts of Advent: Waiting for the Promised One

The word Advent comes from the Latin word that means “coming.” Traditionally, Advent is the season of waiting and preparing for the One who is coming. And as amazing as the Christmas story of the babe in the manger is, its meaning becomes a whole lot deeper when we understand the story that came first.…

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Thankful for Who He Is – Psalm 136 Fall Banner Craft

Thankful for Who He Is - Psalm 136 Fall Leaf Banner Craft

Today I want to share with you a fun fall activity that we did recently. Not only was it a fun way to play with the pretty fall leaves, but it also was a great opportunity to get ready for Thanksgiving and dig into some theology – learning about who God is! Here’s a video…

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Still Feeling Burned Out After Your “Me Time”? Here’s Why.

“Self care” “Me time” “Fill your cup” The world seems to practically scream at you these days: “Tired? Overwhelmed? Burnt out? You need to take time for yourself!” Self care is the catch all solution to practically all your ailments. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love some good alone time (Hi, my name is Liz…

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The BIG Mistake You Might Be Making With Bible Memory

I still remember one of the first verses I had my son memorize. Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. He probably wasn’t even three years old yet, but he enjoyed memorizing the short verse and then showing off his skills to daddy, grandma, or whoever would listen. Fast forward a…

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5 Tips for a Successful Bible Time with Kids

I have a confession. After completing the Play Through the Bible series I did a terrible job at having a consistent Bible time with my kids. We started and stopped, and started and stopped again. I had lofty goals and didn’t see them through. Most of the time I just plain didn’t know where to start. Have you found yourself…

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The BEST Children’s Storybook Bible

Inside: What we think is the best toddler Bible! Your toddlers and preschoolers will LOVE it! I am extremely picky when it comes to children’s Bibles. Extremely. I’m looking for a lot in that little package. Biblical accuracy, lack of fluff, lovely illustrations, and all done with text that is engaging and interesting to the…

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5 Questions For When You Need A Parenting Heart Check

I could feel the frustration and exasperation welling up inside of me. My hands clenched tight and my jaw set firm. This was a recurring problem and, frankly, this morning I did. not. have. time. for. it. My frustration boiled over and spilled out in the form of angry words spoken in haste. What are…

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Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes – Boys ages 2-14

“Oooo! Star Wars!” “I like this bat and ball!” “Mom, this toy is really cool! I want one.” Operation Christmas Child is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.  Gently, consistently, I remind my son that these gifts are not for him. These gifts are for someone who may have never received a…

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