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3 Simple Tips for Navigating Advent with Children

Advent begins this week for Christians around the world, but do you really know what Advent is?Advent is the season of waiting for Christmas. It begins on the fourth Sunday ...

10 Fun Fall Kids Activities and Crafts

I really love the fall. I suppose all of the seasons lend themselves to nature-study activities and crafts, but fall seems to be especially rich to me. My kids and ...

4 Ways to Honor God on Valentine's Day

I love loving the people who are special to me.I love all things sweet and sappy and sentimental. I love red puffy hearts and pink shiny bows and glittery Valentine ...

Telling the Easter Story and Jesus' Resurrection with Eggs

It’s been a tradition in Christian families for years to us plastic eggs to teach children the meaning of Easter and the story of Jesus’ resurrection. While there are many ...

How to Help Your Child Engage with the Bible

My kids had Bibles — real, unillustrated ones with lots of small words on lots of thin pages — long before they learned to read. They were always the ICB ...

Children and Presents – We Can Count These as Blessings, Too!

Christmas gift-giving is really hard for me.Don’t get me wrong, I love presents. I love thinking about presents, buying presents, wrapping presents, and watching my kids open their presents. The ...

Teaching Kids God's Never-Ending, All-Consuming Love

“I hate you!”My almost-8-year-old daughter’s refrain rings from the hallway as she stomps to her bedroom.I call after her, “I love you now and I’ll always love you.”That’s my refrain.Getting ...

God and Science Coexist

I taught high school science for 10 years in a large public school. Not only did I teach science, I taught astronomy and geology, two subjects where time is measured ...

How the Super Hero Craze Can Point Your Kids to Christ

I was at the craft store this week and noticed Wonder Woman washi tape. Washi tape, seriously. Super hero mania is literally everywhere.As parents, we want to hook our kids ...

Using Playtime to Talk to Kids about God

“Did you know that Peter Pan could ask Jesus into his heart and be saved from his sins and live in heaven forever?” I asked my daughter as she played ...

How to Start Conversations About Jesus with Kids

Conversations about Jesus: Get InspiredConversations about Jesus are important to have when you’re children are growing up and starting to understand their faith. Even though my daughters are 6 and ...

9 Brave Ways for Kids to Diffuse Conflicts

About seventy-five times a day, my kids devolve into fights, bickering, and taunting— over Barbies, over books, over kittens, and even sometimes over who looked at whom wrong.It happens. I ...

8 Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Pray

Do your kids ever see and hear you praying? Mind don’t. I do most of my praying when they’re not around or silently in my heart {Lord, give me strength!}. ...

14 Small Acts of Kindness for Kids

One of my favorite Christmas stories (after the one in the book of Luke) is the The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs. It’s about a Christmas tree farmer ...

What is Advent?

Advent begins this week for Christians around the world, but do you really know what Advent is?Advent is the season of waiting for Christmas.It begins on the fourth Sunday before ...

A Prayer for the Homeschool Mom

Homeschooling is one of the most rewarding parts of my day. It’s also one of the hardest.Finding the discipline to sit down and prepare the work, battling with a strong ...

Free Resources

The Women of the Bible Speak Online Bible Study

The Women of the Bible Speak Online Bible Study

Discover how four women mentioned in Jesus' family tree--Tamar, Rehab, Ruth, & Mary-- changed the course of history in this special Advent study through The Women of the Bible Speak Workbook, based on the best-selling book by Shannon Bream! Sign up now to claim your spot and get a free bundle of Advent resources just for signing up! Study starts 11/28!