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Knowing and Loving God September 4, 2020

6 Tips For Picking God-Pleasing Movies for Kids

We desire to fill our kids with ideas that will build them up in their faith and character, not bring them down.  But with so many “feel good” yet “not so good” movie options, and the pull from our culture to watch them, it makes it difficult to know how to handle the entertainment world as a Christian parent. 

Here are a few suggestions when deciding whether to let your children watch a movie…

Knowing and Loving God July 29, 2020

7 Great Christian Chapter Book Series for Kids

One of my favorite activities during the summer months is reading chapter books with my kids.  I enjoy snuggling on the couch as we read the next chapter and discuss what we can learn from it. There are some great, classic books out there, but lately I have been searching for some good Christian chapter books with a message of faith. We know a few, and I reviewed one of them below, but I asked some friends (and some of their kids) to tell me their favorites and why they liked them.  

Knowing and Loving God May 31, 2020

Growing Kids for God’s Kingdom While Attending a Christian Private School

Over the past several months, I have been sharing about different educational models and how you can use them to encourage your kids in their faith and character. This month I have interviewed Julia, a mom who has raised two wonderful kids who follow the Lord and are now in college and graduate school. She has had some insightful experiences when her kids attended Christian private schools that she is going to share with us.

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!