How to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing in Your Home

How to keep the focus on what really matters in your home.

This is the time of year when I fantasize about summer. In the cozy realm of my imagination, warm temperatures replace frigid ones. A tank top and flip flops replace my heavy coat and boots. Lazy and carefree days at the pool replace my down-to-the-minute homeschool/blogging/ministry schedule. Vacations replace field trips. And long afternoons outside playing […]

Finding Strength in God’s Word for the New Year

Finding Strength in God's Word for the New Year

What are your aspirations for the New Year? It’s that time of the year again when everyone is making New Year’s resolutions. We all want to make a fresh start with a new beginning in 2015. I understand – I’m right there with you. But as I’ve been contemplating the New Year, this one thing […]

7 Ways to Help Kids Encounter God

7 Ways to Help Kids Encounter God

Yesterday I considered the amazing reality that God wants to encounter your children and mine. Today I’d like to offer seven suggestions for how we can encourage our kids to encounter Him. Read God’s Word to them. “The Word of God is living and powerful…” (Hebrews 4:12). I’ve certainly experienced the power of God’s Word in my own […]

Divine Encounters…For Kids!


Here’s a jaw-droppingly beautiful truth: Jesus’ first priority for you is just to be with Him. Mark 3:14 tells us that “He appointed twelve that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach.” Do you see how being with Him came first? Before the preaching, before the healing, before the […]

4 Lies Kids Believe (and you just might, too!)


Like it or not, we’re living in the “Information Age.” We’re bombarded with tidbits everywhere we go, aren’t we? An update here. A newsflash there. A weather alert now. Wait, here’s a status change! Google and Pinterest, smart phones and Amazon. It’s nearly impossible to escape the deluge! And all this information can be a good thing…as long as it’s based […]

A Matter of Perspective


  They knew the time was approaching. The fulfillment of their meticulous planning was imminent. Early that morning, they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters. They themselves did not enter the governor’s headquarters, so that they would not be defiled, but could eat the Passover. (John 18) These men, the religious […]

God First Loved Us: A Valentine’s Devotional Journal for Kids

God First Loved Us: A Valentine's Devotional Journal for Kids

God First Loved Us: A Valentine’s Devotional Journal for Kids is a 69-page printable Valentine’s Bible Study eBook that is perfect for children in grades 1-7. Younger children may need additional help from parents. This devotional journal is a two week study that is designed to be used from February 1st-14th. The first week focuses […]

Princess Training for the King’s Glory by Richele McFarlin Giveaway

Princess Training

The post contains affiliate links. Richele McFarlin has written an awsome Bible study adventure for your little girls. Princess Training for the King’s Glory was one of my daughters’ favorite studies. You can read my full review here. This is a great mother/daughter Bible Study and now you have a chance to win a copy […]

Compass Classroom: Modern Parables Giveaway


Modern Parables is an awesome DVD-based Bible Study based on Jesus’ parables. Compass Classroom has done an awesome job in creating modern day films to convey the messages behind these parables. This new approach shows the Gospel in a whole new light and makes this Bible Study a fun, unique experience that your entire family […]