Reflecting His Character, Relationship with Kids, Sharing His Love February 17, 2024

Secrets for Family Discipleship in the Parable of the Sower:  How Do We Provide Good Soil for Our Kids?

“A farmer went out to sow his seed….Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.”  Matthew 13:3, 5-6 (NIV) This month we are looking at the seed that fell on the rocky places and how that seed sprang up quickly because it had little soil.  When the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they hadn’t developed roots… So how do we provide good soil for our kids? 

Devotionals January 24, 2024

A Mama Heart Like Jesus: A Guide to Discipling Our Kids 

As moms who love Jesus, we want nothing more than to raise our kids to know, love, and follow Jesus too.  But how do we best impart this devotion to our kids when we are flawed and sinful by nature?  The answer, I believe, is to let Jesus transform us to become more and more like Him in the way we act and how we disciple our kids.  We need a mommy make-over…not a make-over of our outer appearance but a makeover of our hearts…Let’s take a closer look at  how Jesus discipled His followers to learn how we can be Mamas who disciple our kids to follow Him too.   

Knowing and Loving God January 22, 2024

Making A Spiritual Discipleship Plan for Your Family

Recently the Lord connected me with Charmé Fletcher, founder of the blog, Covenant Heirs, and coauthor with her husband of Making a Spiritual Discipleship Plan.  My husband and I enjoyed using her spiritual discipleship plan resource to come up with our own discipleship plan for our family.  It is an amazing tool and really helped us develop a vision for our family, so we stay centered on what matters most in life.  I asked her to guest blog for us to tell you more about this wonderful tool… 

Knowing and Loving God November 26, 2023

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 25, 2023

Is Santa Distracting Our Kids From Jesus?

Working in preschool ministry, I get an interesting perspective of Santa at Christmas time.  Leading worship, it is my goal to encourage the preschoolers to get more excited about Jesus than anything else in their life. When I ask the preschoolers what they are excited about at Christmas time, this is what I often hear…

Knowing and Loving God November 25, 2023

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! 

Sharing His Love November 24, 2023

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.