Knowing and Loving God May 1, 2019

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.  

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?!”

Devotionals, Reflecting His Character March 30, 2019

Character Calendars

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!  

Sharing His Love March 30, 2019

Erkmann Family Highlight

A year ago my family was blessed to meet the Erkmann family when we attended a World Vision walk to raise money for clean water. As we drove up to the race, we were delighted to find a family of smiling kids passing out necklaces and race bibs as others prepared for the walk.  The Erkmanns have SUCH a heart for the poor around the world and involving others to make a difference.  Our family was touched by their servant hearts and the overall mission of the walk!

Reflecting His Character March 1, 2019

The Importance of Teaching Our Children to Obey: Interview with Joey and Carla Link Part 1

I recently read the book, Why Can’t I Get My Kids to Behave, by Joey and Carla Link of Parenting Made Practical, and I love how they not only explain the importance of teaching children to obey but also the practical side of how to do it! The Links get to the heart of obedience and provide practical tools to help train your kids that are easy to understand and implement.

Reflecting His Character February 14, 2019

Practical Tips For Teaching Our Kids to Obey
Interview with Parenting Made Practical’s
Joey and Carla Link
Part 2

Last month I had an opportunity to interview Joey and Carla Link from Parenting Made Practical, and in “part two” of our interview, they share some practical tips and resources for teaching our kids to obey.  Moms that find themselves parenting through difficult circumstances will be encouraged that, while it may not be easy, teaching  your children to obey is possible!