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.
Author Highlight: Wendy Ann Mattox, The Magic Magnifying Glass & Cherry-Berry Time Chaser Chapter Book Series
I found out about Ms. Wendy Ann Mattox through her Instagram page and was intrigued to hear that she writes Christian chapter books for kids! After reading the first book, I was very impressed and persuaded to share her book series with my followers. I love how she creates fun story-lines full of adventure while weaving in Christian themes in kid-friendly ways. I believe kids will not only be entertained but will grow in their faith from reading her chapter books. Let’s find out more about Wendy and her books!
5 Goals For the School Year Every Child Needs
Rather than taking more of a passive role and worrying but not taking steps to help them along the way, if we are INTENTIONAL to guide them in making good choices from the beginning, I believe they will have a greater chance at doing well and following God’s ways.
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!
Several years ago I decided to make a Christmas Countdown Devotional to share with all of you. As I prayed about what I wanted it to look like, I contemplated what we as parents really want to prioritize during the Christmas season. These three things came to mind: Sharing the story of Jesus’ birth with our children,
spending special time with our families, and finding ways to share God’s love with others.
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!
I hope you enjoy this devotional designed for ages 4-8 to teach your children how to have a thankful heart. Read the italic section or paraphrase with your children to fit their age level. -Taylor
I’m excited to interview author Janice Thompson! She got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books and more. Janice is passionate about her faith and does all she can to share the joy of the Lord with others, which is why she particularly enjoys writing.
Keeping God First While On Vacation:
A Family Vacation Devotional
Recently we had the opportunity to take a family vacation with some friends on a cruise to the Bahamas! We had such a wonderful time with our family and friends and enjoyed God’s beautiful creation all around us. There was only one thing missing… we wished we had a family vacation devotional to do with our kids over the trip to encourage us to keep our hearts more focused on the Lord and His ways!
Teaching Our Kids How To Get Along:
How To Really Love Each Other
“I had it first!” “He pushed me!” “I hate my brother!” “Why won’t she ever be nice to me?!” Don’t these comments make you want to pull your hair out as a parent? Do you ever think, “Why can’t my kids just get along?!”