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Reflecting His Character January 1, 2022

To Save or to Spend: Teaching Kids Money Management
from a Biblical Perspective

As we teach our children to know and love God and follow in His ways, encouraging them to honor God with their money is an important task that cannot be neglected. One of the roles my husband plays in parenting our kids is teaching them about money management, since he is both knowledgeable and interested in the topic.  We have also learned from other parents and resources and implemented some basic strategies to help get our kids off to the right start. 

Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character October 1, 2021

3 Reasons to Get Your Kids Memorizing Scripture

One day when we were taking a neighbor boy home from school, my kids and I were talking about verses they were memorizing for homework.  The preteen boy riding with us couldn’t understand why he needed to memorize Bible verses at school; after all he could just look them up on the Bible app on his phone, right?  I knew this boy was a thinker, so I tried to explain to him why memorizing scripture is so important, and I hope it made him think.  Many youth and adults feel the same way today.

Reflecting His Character August 1, 2020

6 Truths to Teach Our Kids During COVID-19

This season of life dealing with the coronavirus reminds me a lot of the Israelites wandering in the desert after escaping Egypt.  Okay, well we don’t have it THAT bad; at least we still have our air conditioned homes and can run to the grocery store when we need to, provided we have a mask.  But doesn’t it often feel like we are wandering from place to place unsure when we will return to normal life?

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!

Reflecting His Character July 1, 2019

Raising Children Who Help Others

If we are teaching our children to be followers of Jesus, we must teach and encourage them to help others! Children naturally love to help, yet we often get so involved in what we need to accomplish as parents that we forget to include our children when we are serving. We can give them age-appropriate opportunities, and we can model what it looks like to help others, so they can learn to show God’s love by meeting people’s physical, monetary, emotional, and spiritual needs.

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?!”