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How to Save Money on Back to School Shopping

Back to School shopping season is one of our family’s favorite times of year!There’s just something about opening a new box of crayons that brings a smile to my face.But ...

Celebrating an Untraditional Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is approaching and, as a mom, you would think I’d be excited.Don’t judge me when I say, “I’m not”.This isn’t a case of false martyrdom or not being ...

Moms’ Summer Survival Guide: 9 Ways to Make Time for Yourselves This Summer

Woke up, got dressed, read the Bible, did devotions, prayed, drank water, brewed tea, made breakfast for the kids, got in a load of laundry, cleaned up the kitchen from ...

Teaching Children Love Acts as Much as It Feels

I don’t feel like going to school today. I don’t feel like cleaning my room. I don’t feel like asking her to be my friend.It seems as soon as our ...

Helping Our Kids Hear God

If you were on a game show and asked to list off all the prayers you learned as a small child, how many could you name?I would guess several would ...

Prayer: A Special Nighttime Ritual

Motherhood crept up on me.I know I know, I had nine months to prepare for my first child. But as an only child myself, I was not exposed to a ...

Raising Kids That Choose Joy

Choose joy.I say it all the time: to myself, to my friends and especially to my children.But is it as easy as that?I dare say it is not.In my book, ...

Teaching Kids about the Character and Names of God

What does God look like? What does God sound like? When does God ‘show up’ for you?Have you ever really thought about these things? More importantly, have you ever asked ...

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

“Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.” ‑Denver MooreThis is my favorite quote from Same Kind of Different as Me (and the new Same Kind of Different as ...

On Losing a Loved One: God Is a Good, Good Father

Losing a parent is never easy.I know. I lost my father one year ago this month.Even as I write those words, I can hardly believe it. I had fallen into ...

Four Character Traits of Jesus Our Kids Can Develop to Make a Difference in the World

We are called to be more like Christ. Right?I mean, I know we all know that as Christians, but sometimes that is easier said than done!We are filled with the ...

3 Ways to Steal Gratitude from Your Kids

Thank you.Two simple words, yet they mean so much.When said with warmth, sincerity and integrity, they communicate love and appreciation. Yet when said with sarcasm or guilt, they can leave ...

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Top Books for Moms

There’s one thing that never changes in parenting: we constantly search for how to do it better.Thankfully, we have a God who cares for our kids more than we ever ...

Top Mom Bibles for Every Type of Mom

If you’re anything like me, having just one Bible isn’t enough!There’s the sentimental Bible with years of notes that I’m afraid to travel with for fear of losing it, there’s ...

5 Ideas for Celebrating Jesus' Birthday

Last year when I was traveling back home after being on an overseas mission trip, a colleague announced, “Can you believe Christmas is just a week away?”Without thinking, I quickly ...

Top 10 Tommy Nelson Christmas Gifts

This Christmas, our family is giving gifts a little differently than we have in years past.Instead of allowing our kids to circle catalog after catalog or even fill out a ...

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