Four Ways to Impress Scripture on Your Children | Mary Hairston

I vividly remember a dark and lonely time right after college, and before I had any clue what God wanted to do with my life, when God’s Word first became what I lived on. I grew up reading Scripture and enjoying it, but I don’t think I truly relied on it before then. That year, and years after, I filled journals with notes on the precious thoughts of my God communicated through His Word. They were light in my darkness {Read More}

A Super-Simple Way to Effectively Study the Bible with Your Kids! {Guest Post by Amber Lia}

  Make sure to enter below for your chance to win a copy of Study Buddy! The church service ended and we made the mad dash to all four classrooms to pick our four sons. My husband Guy and I divide and conquer. After our third son was born, we realized that man to man combat would need to be replaced with zone defense. Now that we have four kids, we are seriously outnumbered. Even something as routine as picking {Read More}

5 Simple Prayers That Will Make You a Better Parent

Being a parent is hard. It’s easy to get focus on the daily struggles and frustrations and forget that each day is an opportunity to teach, guide and grow my children into the unique people God created them to be. I often come up with goals for how to relate and react to me kids, but goals only go so far. I usually end up ditching them before one day passes. Instead, I’ve discovered the best action for becoming a {Read More}

Homeschooling Fears

  When I first started homeschooling I was afraid of a few things. Homeschooling Fears 1. My kids would get on my nerves. 2. My kids wouldn’t get enough socialization. 3. My educational weaknesses would be my kids’ educational weaknesses. Now in my 17th year of homeschooling, I can say that all of those have come TRUE.1. My kids did get on my nerves. There were times I’d escape into my bedroom for three minutes of peace and quiet … {Read More}

Teaching Kids to Give Generously

Teaching My Children to Give Generously I never planned on that very ordinary spring day to provide a teaching moment, yet that’s exactly how it turned out. I had just loaded my children into the car after a doctor’s appointment and a man, wearing tattered clothes, approached in a wheelchair. He asked if we had any food to spare, and I shared what I had to give: a sack lunch prepared for a picnic and a bakery donut I’d bought {Read More}

4 Activities for Your Child’s Summer

  4 Activities for Your Child’s Summer For many children, summer is a time for travel, imagination, and time with siblings. Think back to when you were a kid. Which memories of summer activities are the strongest in your mind? Which memories do you want to give to your children too? Which childhood summer memories are the strongest in your mind? @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet I found a few summer activities to share with you, beyond the tried and true list {Read More}

A Mother’s Heritage | Psalm 127:3

Saturday Scripture Psalm 127:3 “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” Prayer Dear heavenly Father, I am the woman and mother I am today because of the mothering figures you placed in my life. Thank you for those role models and how they impacted my life. Thank you for the gift of motherhood and the many ways I’ve grown from being a mother. Give me the wisdom to raise my children in line with Your Word. {Read More}

Preparing Your Teen’s Heart for Graduation

I’ve been a homeschooling mom for twenty-five years with two college graduates and one child in the process. (I also have a kindergartener and two preschoolers, but that’s a different blog!) How do you prepare your teen’s heart for college? My kids did (mostly) awesome in college. They got good grades, made good friends, and blossomed into godly adults. All my kids went to secular local and state colleges, yet their relationship with God grew. Looking back at their teen years, {Read More}

How to Ruin Your Teens for Life

How to Ruin Your Teens for Life 1. Hide your past mistakes. Put on an act that you are perfect and your teenagers are the ones with all the problems. (After all, if your teens hear what you did in your past, they might want to follow.) 2. Don’t worry about where they are going and what they are doing. You didn’t want to be hounded at that age. You didn’t want to be asked all those questions. Instead, trust {Read More}

5 Ways to Let Go in a Life-Giving Way {+ a giveaway} from Vicki Caruana

Letting go has the reputation of being the result of defeat or the result of disappointment or grief. But it is also seen as a healthy act, one that allows for growth, opportunity, or transition to a new state or next level. When it comes to our kids, we have been letting go since they were born. Letting go is a process, not an event. Letting go can be life-giving and empowering. Letting go without warning – that can be {Read More}

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