Archives for August 2016

19 Tips for Reading Aloud to Your Kids

One of my favorite times of the day is when I get the kids settled in a night and it’s time to read. Currently we’re reading Little House on the Prairie. And recently we just finished Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avelona. (Pst. You can buy the WHOLE Anne of Green Gables Series on Amazon for only .99!) Bedtime reading has been a tradition that we’ve done for the last 20+ years. We make sure all electronics are {Read More}

One Body in Christ | Romans 12:4-5

Saturday Scripture Romans 12:4-5 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Prayer: Papa God, I am so grateful for my brothers and sisters in Christ and for the gift of community. We aren’t meant to walk through this life alone. Unfortunately, I am quick to compare myself to others and put myself down for my differences. {Read More}

Overcoming the Fear in Your Past

“I have screwed up big time. If you can do anything with my life, please do.” That was the eloquent prayer I prayed in the early months of 1989. I was 17 and pregnant. I had dropped out of regular high school. My boyfriend was out of the picture. My friends were going on with their senior year. I was depressed. I was without hope. I slept in until noon and watched soap operas, and I was pretty sure my {Read More}

5 Reasons Your Teen Needs A Little Jesus Every Day

School is starting soon, and I’m looking forward to routine. One of those routines I love is having a morning devotional time with our teens. I love reading the Bible and great Christian books together. Why? Because just like me, my teens need a little bit of Jesus every day. One book I’m looking forward to reading with my teens is, Jesus Today, Experience Hope Through His Presence by Sarah Young (the Teen version releases in October). If the  name {Read More}

On Things Above | Colossians 3:1-3

Saturday Scripture Colossians 3:1-3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Prayer: Heavenly Father, You gave me the most incredible gift I could never deserve or earn—life through Christ. I am a changed person because you are in my life. Because {Read More}

9 Important Things God Asks Each Of Us To Do

So many times we want God to reveal Himself to us. We question if He is real. And if we do believe in Him, we expect Him to really put Himself on display in big ways. What I’ve discovered the 27 years since I’ve become a Christian is that I’ve learned more about God by focusing on the priorities—the main things He asks us to do—in the Bible than any other way. It seems the Bible is made up of {Read More}

Growing Courageous Kids: How Your Family’s Story Strengthens Young Hearts {by Rebecca Price Janney}

Today I’m excited to have my friend Rebecca on my blog sharing how we can use our family histories to impart courage in our kids. I love this topic! I love history and especially family stories. I hope that once you read her tips, you’ll be eager to dig into your family history, too! Growing Courageous Kids: How Your Family’s Story Strengthens Young Hearts by Rebecca Price Janney, author of 19 books including Easton at the Forks I’ve been interested in {Read More}

I Only Look Like I Have it All Together

I know that most of the time I look encouraging to my online friends. Why? Well, I DO NOT want to be a complainer and whiner. I truly believe we can do more by lifting people up than tearing people down. We can also live freer by rejoicing and complaining, BUT … (Did you see that “but” coming?) But this is something I personally struggle with. Often in my day I don’t have peace. Why? Because sometimes I do everything {Read More}

How to Avoid Going Broke this School Year {by Jessi Fearon}

Summer has been flying by and depending on where you are, the school year is quickly creeping up on us (here in Georgia, school started the first week of August!). And I know for me, last school year was hard. Maybe it was because it was the first school year for our family of five so I wasn’t exactly sure how to budget for it or maybe it was because there really are so many various and unexpected school-related expenses {Read More}

Narrow Gate | Matthew 3:13-14

Saturday Scripture Matthew 7:13-14 Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Prayer Father God, Thank you for opening a gate that leads to life. Because you sent your son Jesus to die, we can bask in your glory in eternity. Help {Read More}

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