Bible Study Baskets for Kids

Bible Study Basket for Kids

Our pastor recently stated that there is a difference between reading the Bible and studying the Bible: “Bible reading helps you know the content of the Scriptures, and Bible studying helps you know the meaning of the Scriptures.” As I pondered this in relation to my own Bible reading and… Read More »

God’s Love is… a Scripture Memory Craft

God's Love Is: Tutorial

Bible memory isn’t difficult, but too often we fail to keep the Word of God in front of our faces, and thus we fail to memorize it. I’ve discovered that one of the easiest ways to memorize Scripture is to keep the verses you are working on learning easily accessible… Read More »



Learning to Trust God

VeggieTales Noah's Ark

When I hand my kids a VeggieTales DVD, I do so with complete trust in the brand – a brand I’ve loved and trusted since day one – so I had zero concerns about handing them the new VeggieTales Noah’s Ark DVD when it arrived in the mail last week.… Read More »

Teaching Kids About the Bible

Teaching Kids About the Bible with the New Testament Catechism from Grapevine

While it’s important to teach your kids how to study the Bible on their own, it’s equally important to teach them some basic facts about the Bible and its contents. One of my favorite ways to teach my kids Bible basics is through a relaxed catechism approach. What is Catechism?… Read More »

31 Days to Pray for Your Spouse Challenge

31 Days to Pray for Your Spouse Challenge

I am so, so, so, so, SO excited to be hosting the 31 Days to Pray for Your Spouse Challenge!! It’s going to be A.MAZ.ING. I cannot wait to watch God work in the lives of individuals and in their marriages! Will you join me? Will you commit to praying… Read More »



Idolizing Holiday Traditions

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Have you ever stopped to consider the “why” behind all the holiday traditions you participate in? Do you ever find yourself upset when a holiday tradition is forgotten or neglected? Is your holiday schedule so full of traditions that you miss the meaning of the season? If you answered yes… Read More »

5 Ways to Maintain Your Christ-Focus at Christmas

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I love Christmas. I mean, I LOVE Christmas. It’s a magical time of year, beautiful and joyous.I got married on December 23rd, because that’s how much I love Christmas. So now that I’m a mom, I find it far too easy to get carried away making everything magical (or getting… Read More »

How to Pack a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

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Saturday was a first for me: I participated in a shoebox “packing party” for Operation Christmas Child. The kids and I spent three hours on Saturday morning working together with other families and individuals to pack 2500 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child to send to restricted access countries, and I… Read More »

Sunday = a day of UNrest

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I started to write a post on the topic of a lack of rest on Sunday that is propagated by an overabundance of programming by the local church on that day. But the deeper I dug on the topic of “keeping the Sabbath,” the more I realized that my understanding… Read More »



Memorizing Scripture Together as a Family

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Oh the excuses I hear when talking to people about the importance of memorizing Scripture – hiding God’s Word in our hearts: I’m too busy. My brain just can’t memorize it. I know I need to but always forget. I don’t know where to start. The list goes on and… Read More »