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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Feeling stressed about the holidays? Make this your new mantra.

*Affiliate Links included* Thanksgiving countdowns, new recipes, fun activities, and perfectly decorated houses. As I scroll through my Instagram feed, I can feel my chest begin to tighten. The thoughts start playing in my head… You really should do that. That’s a great idea. Why aren’t you doing that? I wish I had time for…

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3 Thoughts for the Weary Mom

I walk down the stairs. Laundry is piled high on the couch (like, seriously high), dishes are still strewn about the kitchen from dinner, toys are scattered across the floor. It is 8:30pm and I just tucked my boys into bed over an hour late. As I type this, I’m sitting here praying I don’t…

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Seven Year Itch? Seven Things to Make Year Seven The Best Yet

*Affiliate links included* Have you ever heard of the “seven year itch”? According to Wikipedia,  “Divorce rates show a trend in couples that, on average, divorce around seven years. Statistics show that there is a low risk of separation during the first months of marriage. After the “honeymoon” months, divorce rates start to increase. Most married couples…

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The ULTIMATE Guide to Using Biblehub.com

  Have you ever heard of Biblehub.com? I mentioned it in last week’s post on my favorite Bible study tools, but this week I wanted to expand on all the awesomeness this website has to offer! If you’ve ever wondered how to do an in-depth word study, topical study, or read Biblical commentaries when you…

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