Devotionals December 1, 2022

21 Days of Surprises: A Countdown to Christmas

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!

Knowing and Loving God December 1, 2022

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! 

Knowing and Loving God November 30, 2022

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.

Sharing His Love November 30, 2022

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.  

Knowing and Loving God November 29, 2022

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 October 24, 2022

Best Fall and Thanksgiving Books for Kids

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s fun to think of something special to give our kids to celebrate the occasion. I enjoy giving my kids Thanksgiving books and books about thankfulness. Reading books together on thankfulness is a great way to encourage our kids to be thankful and get them excited about celebrating Thanksgiving!

Author/Resource Highlight October 15, 2022

How Temperaments Impact You, Your Spouse, and Your Kids: An Interview with Joey and Carla Link

Joey and Carla, it’s great to be interviewing you again!  I learned so much from your book Why Can’t I get My Kids to Behave and appreciate your Mom’s Notes, podcasts, and mentorship over the years. I am excited about this new book and four-part video series you have out, How Temperaments Impact You, Your Spouse, and Your Kids.  Can you tell us a little about temperaments and what they are?