Archives for December 2015

Protecting the Sanctity of Life | Evangelicals for Life Conference

I had my first baby when I was seventeen. It was hard, but I can’t imagine how a young mom who’s living in New York City feels these days. Have you seen the posters plastered all over the subways in the media? One shows a crying baby and reads, “I’m twice as likely not to graduate from high school because you had me as a teen.” While it’s true that having a baby as a teen is hard, choosing to {Read More}

Merry Christmas

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 NIV Merry Christmas, my wonderful readers! I hope you have a bright Christmas day, filled with family, friends, and the joy of our savior, Jesus, who came to us as a little baby to give us the ultimate gift of love. Good news! {Read More}

Simple Christmas Memory-Making {+Christmas Story Printable!}

Christmas for the Goyers mean large family gatherings. My husband, John, came up with this simple and interactive idea. Below is the Scripture passage of the birth of Jesus. Notice some of the words are bolded. Each of the bolded words have a “sound effect” that go with them. Instructions: Print out the story and the sound effects on slips of paper and have family members draw them from a jar. Then as the Bible story is read, everyone must pay attention and say {Read More}

Immanuel | Isaiah 7:14

Saturday Scripture Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Prayer Heavenly Father, Immanuel, God with us! Thank you for sending your son—The Prince of Peace, The Great I Am—to this fallen world. Because of a tiny, perfect babe, the world was forever changed. I can have a personal relationship with you and eagerly await eternal life with you. Help {Read More}

12 Ways to Stop Holiday Misbehaving Before it Starts

When the Christmas season comes around we can count on a few things: 1) lots of fun family time, and 2) lots of fun family time disrupted by kids’ bad behavior. Kids often misbehave A LOT during the holidays. Their schedules are messed up; they’re over-excited and over-stimulated. (Don’t even get me started on all the extra SUGAR.) If you’d like to stop holiday misbehaving before it starts, here are 12 ways to do that: Prepare 1. Let your children know {Read More}

The BIG list of {FREE} Christmas Printables!

HUNDREDS of great projects you can print and use! I’ve turned into a printable junkie. I love finding great projects, printing them up and then using them around the homes, with my kids, or for gifts! Any time day or night you’ll hear my printer buzzing and my kids racing up the stairs to see what I’ve found. I’ve gathered a huge collection of awesome FREE Christmas printables. Be warned … stock up on toner or ink before opening these {Read More}

Great Gift of Love | 1 John 4:7-12

Saturday Scripture 1 John 4:7-12 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent {Read More}

Best Toys of the Year! {Gift Guide}

Are you tired of spending a lot of money on expensive toys and not having your kids play with them? These are the toys that my kids play with most … and they are all reasonably priced. They make great gifts and provide hours of fun! Leap Frog | $72 My kids love their Leap Frogs! I love them because they’re easier to manage than tablets. They are super secure and easy to use. They are great for road trips, too! {Read More}

3 Ways to Foster Your Child’s Giving Heart This Christmas | by Lorie Lee {+ giveaway!}

The holidays are all about being thankful and giving to others. Unfortunately, we are cleverly fooled by consumerism that the holidays are about us. It is about our decorations, our beautiful perfect Christmas tree, our children experiencing all the holiday season has to offer – Santa, reindeers, Christmas movies, eggnog, cookies, insert your favorite holiday items. Please hear me, I am not saying any of this is wrong, I am proposing that sometimes these things can become the center of {Read More}

Deck Your Walls! Great Gift-Giving Ideas for Christmas {+ giveaway}

As much as I enjoy picking out gifts for family and friends, it gets stressful and time-consuming tracking down a thoughtful present for every one on your list. Enter Scripted Simplicity. Recently, I came across this great company that sells decorative and meaningful plaques—consider your Christmas shopping done. Whether you are shopping for the hostess of the upcoming Christmas party, your child’s Sunday School teacher, your mother-in law, or your next-door neighbor, there are plaques and gifts for everyone. I have the It {Read More}

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