Sharing His Love December 8, 2017

The Best Gifts for Jesus:
10 Ideas to Serve Others this Christmas

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the spirit of love and generosity that embraces our hearts this time of year…We tend to look for ways to bless others by serving together as a family, and by doing so we are blessings Jesus in the process.  Serving others with our kids not only demonstrates the heart of God and shares His love with His people in the process, but it is a great way to develop meaningful family traditions and foster a strong family identity.  

Devotionals December 1, 2017

21 Days of Surprises: A Countdown to Christmas

This year I decided to make a Christmas countdown  to share with all of you.  As I  prayed about what I wanted it to look like, I contemplated what we as moms really desire to prioritize during the Christmas season. You can fill out the form below to receive the  21 Days of Surprises: A Countdown to Christmas game free by email!

Knowing and Loving God December 1, 2017

Three Simple Steps to Find Peace and Joy at Christmas

Every year as Christmas creeps closer and closer, I am filled with anticipation for the joy of the season, but also anxiety sets in as I wonder if I will be able to get everything done in time. From preparing kids for Christmas plays, to hosting and attending parties, to determining the perfect gifts for each family member… it’s a crazy time of year! 

Knowing and Loving God December 1, 2017

Best Christmas Resources to Focus on Jesus This Holiday Season

What do your kids love about Christmas?  Mine love decorating the Christmas tree (my husband’s least favorite part), making, icing, and eating Christmas cookies, and spending time with their cousins…  Christmas is fun and full of exciting activities, but with so much to look forward to, if we are not careful, it can become easy to loose sight of the main reason for Christmas.

Knowing and Loving God November 7, 2017

Best Thanksgiving Books for Young Children

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s fun to think of something special to give our kids to celebrate the occasion. I enjoy giving my kids Thanksgiving books and books about thankfulness. Reading books together on thankfulness is a great way to encourage our kids to be thankful and get them excited about celebrating Thanksgiving!

Knowing and Loving God October 19, 2017

5 Special Baby Gifts That Make an Eternal Impact

One of the things I enjoy most is picking out the perfect gift.  I want the gift to leave a lasting impression on both mom and baby, whether practical or sentimental.  Gifts that plant seeds of faith and teach little ones how special they are to God are by far some of the most precious treasures they will ever receive.  Here are a few gift ideas to make an eternal impact the next time you are looking for just the right gift for a baby shower.

Devotionals September 29, 2017

Helpful Heart Devotional: Training Character From a Biblical Perspective

I hope you enjoy this devotional designed for ages 4-8 to teach your children how to have a helping heart. Read the italic section or paraphrase with your children to fit their age level.  -Taylor

Introduction:  Of all the people in the world, who do you think has the most beautiful heart?  Jesus has the most perfect heart!  He shows how beautiful His heart is by His character- the way He acts towards God and others.  Can you think of some character traits that Jesus shows?  [kind, responsible, prayerful] We want to be like Jesus and have a beautiful heart too!

Reflecting His Character September 29, 2017

Raising Children Who Help Others

If we are teaching our children to be followers of Jesus, we must teach and encourage them to help others! Children naturally love to help, yet we often get so involved in what we need to accomplish as parents that we forget to include our children when we are serving. We can give them age-appropriate opportunities, and we can model what it looks like to help others, so they can learn to show God’s love by meeting people’s physical, monetary, emotional, and spiritual needs.