Sharing His Love April 30, 2020

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!

Knowing and Loving God April 2, 2020

How to Grow Your Kids for God’s Kingdom
While Homeschooling:
An Interview with a Homeschool Mom

One of the major decisions every parent must make is how to educate their children. While there is not one “best fit” for every family, it is good to prayerfully seek information on the options God has provided and be open and obedient to whatever the Lord is calling your family to do. My first interview is with my sister-in-law, Rachel.  She has homeschooled her kids from the beginning, some of whom are now graduated, and she and her husband have raised children of integrity who love and serve the Lord and others.  She has a lot of great wisdom to share with us…

Knowing and Loving God April 2, 2020

Growing Kids for the Kingdom
While Homeschooling with Co-ops

Over the next several months, I will be sharing wisdom from seasoned moms, experienced with specific educational models, to find out the advantages and disadvantages of each model.  In this article, we will look at homeschooling with co-ops to learn more about this approach…It was my pleasure to interview Angie, a mom with five kids, ages 16, 14, 11, 9, and 6.  Her family has homeschooled while attending a co-op for the past four years.

Knowing and Loving God April 2, 2020

Growing Kids for God’s Kingdom
While Homeschooling with an Eclectic Approach

In this article, we will look at homeschooling with an eclectic approach and discover different options for instructional support within homeschooling, such as co-ops, online classes, and other programs, to see what an eclectic approach to homeschooling can look like for you family. It was my pleasure to interview a dear friend and wonderful mom of three, Louise.  She has homeschooled her children ages 11, 13, and 19 for nine years, using an eclectic approach to homeschooling. 

Knowing and Loving God February 29, 2020

20 Spiritual Questions to Get Your Kids
Thinking About Jesus

Asking spiritual questions to our kids is something we don’t often think about, yet it is SO important for our children’s spiritual development.  Discussing spiritual matters allows our kids to connect Jesus into their every day world and encourage them to put God first in their lives.  It also helps them feel comfortable asking questions and talking about God  throughout the day!

Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character, Sharing His Love February 29, 2020

7 Fun Outdoor Activities to
Grow Your Kids for God’s Kingdom

Spring is my favorite time of year, and I enjoy spending time outside with the family during these warmer months.  There is something about nature that draws me closer to God, and I want my family to experience that too.  Here are some outdoor family activities to encourage your kids to know and love God, be like Him in character, and share His love with others!

Knowing and Loving God February 2, 2020

Best Christian Audio Dramas for Kids

Have you ever wished you could eliminate those countless hours of screen time on long road trips?  What if you could give your kids a constructive activity that the whole family enjoys? I know books are great, and we encourage our kids to read in the car as much as possible. It’s also important to use some car time to talk or play family games, but it’s nice to have other options as well. One of the activities we enjoy on road trips and when traveling around town is listening to audio dramas: stories that come to life through the character’s voices and sound affects without the visual input.