Reflecting His Character March 30, 2019

Three Ways Teaching Our Children Forgiveness
Demonstrates the Gospel

When my kids were very young, I had a hard time not losing my patience with them on a daily basis.  I love kids, but I just expected my kids to- well, be perfect, and perfect, they weren’t!  Of course they were growing and maturing, but it felt like such a slow process when they were in the middle of it and still so young.   When they went against my rules, the anger would sometimes get the best of me, and I would think, “How DARE those kids disrespect me like that?!”

Devotionals, Reflecting His Character March 30, 2019

Character Calendars

As part of the preschool curriculum I am developing, A Heart Like Jesus, I am creating Character Calendars to encourage our children’s character development in fun and simple ways!  Each month I will have a character calendar available for you on a specific virtue that includes ways to practice the character trait, a Bible verse to memorize, and Bible stories to read, and other fun games to encourage your kids!  

Sharing His Love March 30, 2019

Erkmann Family Highlight

A year ago my family was blessed to meet the Erkmann family when we attended a World Vision walk to raise money for clean water. As we drove up to the race, we were delighted to find a family of smiling kids passing out necklaces and race bibs as others prepared for the walk.  The Erkmanns have SUCH a heart for the poor around the world and involving others to make a difference.  Our family was touched by their servant hearts and the overall mission of the walk!

Reflecting His Character March 1, 2019

The Importance of Teaching Our Children to Obey: Interview with Joey and Carla Link Part 1

I recently read the book, Why Can’t I Get My Kids to Behave, by Joey and Carla Link of Parenting Made Practical, and I love how they not only explain the importance of teaching children to obey but also the practical side of how to do it! The Links get to the heart of obedience and provide practical tools to help train your kids that are easy to understand and implement.

Reflecting His Character February 14, 2019

Practical Tips For Teaching Our Kids to Obey
Interview with Parenting Made Practical’s
Joey and Carla Link
Part 2

Last month I had an opportunity to interview Joey and Carla Link from Parenting Made Practical, and in “part two” of our interview, they share some practical tips and resources for teaching our kids to obey.  Moms that find themselves parenting through difficult circumstances will be encouraged that, while it may not be easy, teaching  your children to obey is possible!

Devotionals November 28, 2018

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!

Sharing His Love November 28, 2018

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.