A Lesson in Laziness


  Proverbs 6:6 says “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.” God says “Go to the ant” to learn a lesson about laziness. So we did just that! […]

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A Creative Way to Share the Gospel

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My degree at Moody Bible was Evangelism and Discipleship.  This technique is one we used in the subways and on the streets.  After graduating from Moody, I used it during Neighborhood Bible Clubs.  It’s so easy to gather kids around the big square on the ground and then tell them the “greatest love story of all time.”  It takes less than 4 minutes to do – so check out the video to see how it’s done!   (if you are reading this in a feed or email click here to see the video) This video took me two takes and BOTH times I […]

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My List of Excellent Christian Parenting Books

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  My sister is back for her final Tuesday post. Jennifer writes: As this is my last guest post in this series, I thank you for graciously receiving me and for all of  the additional book recommendations you gave in your comments!  It has been a blessing to share the joy of reading with you! In this post, we will shift gears a little bit as I recommend my favorite parenting books for you to read.  The parenting books that I have found to be most helpful are those that are not overly concerned about strategies for changing a child’s […]

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Devotional Books for Children

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   My sister Jennifer is back! ——->              “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  II Timothy 3:16, 17 (NKJV)   Jennifer writes:  These familiar verses are favorites of mine, but the verses that come before these touch my heart as a mom.  In II Timothy 3:14 and 15, Paul says to Timothy, “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have […]

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List of Recommended Chapter Books For Children

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It’s Tuesday which means my sister Jennifer is back with us again!!! Woohoo!!! Here’s her list of recommended chapter books for children!  Jennifer writes: My favorite part of the day with my children is when we turn on the little lamp on the side table, prop up the pillows, and snuggle together with a good book.  I began reading chapter books to my oldest child, Johnathan, when he was about 4 years-old.  The first chapter books that I read to him were talking animal books like Mouse and the Motorcycle, Charlotte’s Web, and Cricket in Times Square since these seemed […]

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6 Lists of Great Picture Books For Kids

6 lists of great picture books for kids

My sister Jen is back to share with us her favorite picture books!  She writes:   I love picture books and am so excited to share my family’s favorites with you.  I began collecting picture books when I worked at the local library during college.  As the library discarded old books, I would add them to my personal collection.  When I became a teacher, I would order books from the monthly book orders and gather books from garage sales.  It was such a blessing to have so many books on my shelves when my children were born!  Reading to your […]

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5 Spiritual Reasons To Read To Your Child

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    My sister Jennifer ————>> …is back this week to lay the foundation for why it’s important to begin reading to our children at a very young age.      Jennifer writes:                   The most important thing I can share about our parenting is the priority that we as a family have placed on reading together.  It is the thing that has shaped our children the most.  Reading together has served to develop their minds, their hearts, and their souls.  It touches them not only intellectually but also spiritually.  Most of the research and studies that show the importance of reading to […]

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My Favorite Easter Breakfast – Resurrection Rolls

Every year we make these Resurrection Rolls – they are quick, easy and taste great! Here’s my kids making them 3 years ago at our old house. And here they are making them last year! These are so fun because when the rolls are done baking – they are empty inside… JUST like Jesus’ tomb! You need just 5 ingredients: crescent rolls, marshmallows, sugar, cinnamon and butter   Give each child one triangle shaped section of crescent roll. This represents the tomb.     Each child takes one marshmallow. This represents the body of Christ.   Dip the marshmallow in the butter […]

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Vlog ~ An Object Lesson & Prayer For Our Children

Ezekial 11:19 & 20 says: “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.” I made this video this past summer but never posted it…but it goes with the Gentleness Challenge. Often times our frustrations with our children come because we are tired, exhausted and irritable…but sometimes it is because they have hard hearts and […]

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Teaching Our Children How To Be Gentle


  Since the day my son came out of the womb – he was a rough and tumble little guy. It’s the way God wired him! As a toddler, he rarely cried when he fell or bumped his head and as a school boy he is very high energy. It’s hard to keep him from running, jumping, climbing and diving in the house! lol! He loves contact sports and has played flag football with the public school kids for the last 4 years. This year flag football was a lot like (full contact -minus- the pads) +plus+ some flags! I […]

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I Stumble A Lot!

We are now up to chapter 3 in our James Video Series!  This chapter is a HARD one for me. It really points out so many flaws that I have. I am a woman of many words  lol! and Proverbs 10:19 says “When words are many, sin is not absent. But he who holds his tongue is wise.” James 3 says that NO man can tame the tongue. It is filled with deadly poison. I long to be a woman who is filled with life giving words. Who is filled with grace and mercy. But the reality is – I stumble in many […]

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A Fun Easter Activity About Jesus

From the archives:I love Easter! Easter has always been a BIG holiday for my family – we do it up like Christmas with a big dinner and huge overflowing baskets! This is the day our Savior rose from the dead – this is HUGE!!!!! One of my favorite activities to do with the children leading up to Easter are these Resurrection Eggs – which can be purchased at your local Christian bookstore, amazon.com and last year I saw them at Walmart! The store bought Resurrection Eggs come with a booklet and a story for each egg BUT these can also […]

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