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How to Simplify your Summer

I love summer!I have been known to drive my family crazy with my big expectations for what the summer months bring. In my mind, I have endless time and resources ...

Hide-and-Seek Fun with Your Kids

When I was young, I loved playing hide-and-seek. My friends from the neighborhood and I would play in the woods behind my backyard for hours — and only quit when ...

Children and Body Image: How to Help Them Stand Beautiful

At the beginning of May, I began to feel the familiar feelings of shame. Summer was just around the corner, and I was not ready to wear shorts or a ...

The Courage to be Unstoppable

The summer after I graduated college I packed up my tiny car and moved from New York to Georgia. I had sixty dollars and the promise of a friend’s couch ...

Everything is Better with a Friend

Does your family create a summer bucket list?My kids gave me a long list of things they want to do once school gets out.It includes going to the zoo, the ...

Helping Kids Navigate Change and Uncertainty

As adults, we know nothing is guaranteed and that change is inevitable. While we may be disappointed, many of us make the most of it and move on trusting that ...

Creating a Culture of Creativity in Your Home

With thought and careful planning, we can create a culture in our homes where creativity can thrive.When my husband and I set out to write a family mission statement, the ...

Watching Our Words

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. — Proverbs 18:21Just the other day I received an email from a ...

May the Faith Be with You

He’s the only one who can spread out the heavens. He alone can walk on the waves of the ocean. He made the Big Dipper and Orion. He created the ...

God the Planner (And Why I Need To Get Organized!)

Are you a planner? I have never been one of those moms who make lunches the night before, lays out clothes for the following day, or starts a project ahead ...

Beyond Our Imagination: God's Great Love

My son lost his first tooth while we were on vacation. He was thrilled. Since he has two big sisters, he knew what to expect. Since our family celebrates imagination ...

Different Kids, One God

No two kids are created the same.What works to encourage or discipline one does not work for another. I wish I could find a simple strategy that works with all ...

Honoring Grandparents

I have fond memories of my grandparents and the times I spent at their home each summer. Our family ate watermelon and cantaloupe freshly picked from local farms. My brother ...

Don’t Let the ANTs Steal Your Happiness

ANTS, or Automatic Negative Thoughts, impact children and adults alike but can be combatted with God’s truths.As I sat in my son’s bed reading a bedtime story I heard my ...

Cultivating Gratitude in our Families

My kids had high expectations for the summer. In the days leading up to the end of school, they came up with many ways to make the most of their ...

Back-to-School Scriptures You Can Count On

Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor Him in your youth before you grow old and say, ‘Life is not pleasant anymore.’ Remember Him ...

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Free Easter Bible Study!

Free Easter Bible Study!

You're invited to walk where Jesus walked! Join the In the Footsteps of the Savior online Bible study in the weeks leading up to Easter with best-selling author Max Lucado and get access to 6 study videos & other free bonuses to help you along the journey! The Holy Land is waiting for you... Study starts 3/6!