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How to Encourage Our Kids’ Spirtual Gifts and Passions

If you spend a few minutes with children, one thing you’ll learn quickly is that they are passionate. Passionate with their emotions. Passionate with their desires. Passionate about causes. Passionate ...

Celebrate the Harvest Season with Your Family

har·vest //ˈhärvist the consequence of an effort or activity the season for gathering crops the yield from plants in a single growing season the gathering of a ripened crop gather, ...

Conquer the Battle of Bedtime with Young Children

Bedtime… how can one word evoke so many different emotions? Joy — because your job of parenting is done for the day and you finally have a few moments to ...

God Uses You & Me to Care for His Creation

When I think about the Earth and all of God’s creation, I find myself singing the sweet children’s song, He’s Still Working on Me. The chorus goes a little something ...

Loving Your Kids Like Our Good, Good Father Loves Us

As I sit here thinking about how I teach my children about God’s deep love, I find myself in awe. My love is so imperfect… finite where His is infinite! ...

Letting Kids Experience God's Goodness for Themselves

Is it just me, or do we all question just about everything we do as parents? When I go to bed at night, doubts creep in. As I replay my ...

When Daddy Is Away the Kiddos Will Play

It’s like they have spidey sense or something! The moment their dad steps out the door for a business trip (or hunting trip, or guys weekend, or whatever), my kids ...

Teaching Our Children Through Parables

Parenting is hard.I think it’s safe to say that every parent can relate to that statement. So many times I find myself crawling into bed at the end of the ...

What Grandparents Teach Us

I look to the family unit as a unit that should not be messed with — it’s that important to me. A lot can be learned from a tight knit, ...

Words to Dream On

Time flies. Period.It’s sad but oh so lovely experiencing it. I cherish every second I have with my little ladies and pray for many, many more years of this!!We only ...

The Best Passed-Down Parenting Advice

Once you have children, all those little things you recall hearing your parents say over, and over, and over when you were a child suddenly come back. But now, you ...

How to Prepare Siblings for a New Baby

Bringing home a baby is sometimes a very scary thing for an older sibling. They think their world, as they know it, is going to be turned upside down.Thankfully, we ...

Fruitcake Cookies: Our Favorite Christmas Recipe

Why does fruitcake have such a bad rap? Fruitcake has been around forever – I mean, people probably ate it in Biblical times! The history of the fruitcake can be ...

Changing Your Black Friday Focus

Our family has never really been a fan of or participated in Black Friday sales and events.We typically choose to take time to be with each other as it’s one ...

4 Fun Fall Recipe Ideas

Fall is a lovely time of year – a time when God paints beautiful landscapes all around us. Here in Northern Michigan, our fall change of colors is simply breathtaking… ...

Modesty for Girls: Where to Draw the Line

When it comes to modesty for girls, sometimes it’s hard to know as a parent exactly where to draw the line.I am raising three little ladies with my husband. We ...

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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!