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“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.”

(Psalm 127:3-4ESV)

 Play Through the Bible

I don’t want my children to grow up thinking that reading the Bible is “boring”. God’s Word is living and active, not stale or lifeless. So one of the means I am using to keep the Bible fun and exciting for my children is to incorporate it into their everyday play time.

Games, crafts, coloring, role playing, music and song . . . in our home every day is Sunday School or VBS.

 Does Your Child Know Jesus?

When we had our first child, it really amazed me to think about just how much learning this child has to do. And it struck me all of a sudden that it is my personal responsibility to help her to learn and grow.

Sometimes the realization of the weight of this responsibility can be overwhelming. And very often I feel like it requires more of me than what I have to offer.

 Mommy – The Dream Job!

Sometimes our children say things that remind us of the truly-blessed place we are in. The other evening was such a time for me when my five-year old climbed into my bed, snuggled into the pillow and under the covers and said, "Let's dream about being mommies!"

It brought back memories of when I was younger and would look longingly at mothers at church with tiny babies, wishing they

 The Pain of Obedience

Obedience is painful. The split second a moment of wrong vs. right emerges in the area that we're most weak, there's this burning pain inside, like the stretching of a rope in a tug-of-war match. This week, the Lord has pressed two things on me about this pain.

First, I have become grateful for it. It is proof that the Holy Spirit dwells within us. This pain is the pain of warfare and to have spiritual warfare, you've got to have the


 Surviving the Potty Training Challenge

I never liked the idea of paying money for potty training books, especially since it’s a book that the child will grow out of pretty quickly . . . it just doesn’t seem worth the money to me. Plus, when I was looking at all the potty training books, I never came across one that was well fitted for our family. So, I went ahead and made our own little “potty training book”. I am posting the files below so that you can use them if you would like. It’s fairly simple to do . . .

 The Power of a Song

I recently saw the movie “Alone Yet Not Alone” and have to say that I was deeply moved by the story! If you’ve never seen it, I would highly recommend it!

It is a story about two sisters who get kidnapped by Indians. The thing that is most convicting to me, as a mother, is the fact that it was a simple song that helped to carry these girls through the struggles and to keep their faith strong. A song that

 Jesus Loves Me

“Jesus Loves Me” is such a popular song in the Christian community. I remember as a teenager feeling a kind of disdain for it because I had heard it so many times and was just so tired of it. But now, as a mother, my love for the song. As I look at my little daughter (now 16 months old) I realize that of all the things she has to learn and discover in life, nothing surpasses the importance of knowing that one simple truth that Jesus loves her!

 Fun and Learning with Winnie the Pooh

Kids love Winnie the Pooh and my kids are no exception. My daughter got hooked on Winnie the Pooh when she was just barely one-year old. Even at such a young age she was following along with the videos, had all the names of the characters memorized, and could quote lines from the movies or sing along to the songs.

That’s when I realized that, if she’s old enough to already be memorizing characters, lines, and songs from the movies, she could start working on learning her numbers, shapes, colors, and more!

 Baby On Board (Traveling With a 1-Year-Old)

Our little girl will be 1 year old when we take her on an airplane for the first time, so everything on this page is geared towards working with that specific age group.

As a mother who likes to be well prepared for things in advance, I am working at gathering ideas and supplies in the effort to make this trip as smooth as possible.

The following is just one long list of tips

 Busy Bags and Travel Kits

Busy bags are a lifesaver on long trips or for frequent travelers. Our family travels a lot, and busy bags are one thing I have found to be extremely helpful in keeping an active toddler entertained on the way.

If you’ve never heard of busy bags before, the basic concept is that you take a small bag and fill it with a singular activity that is engaging enough to capture the child’s imagination and keep them occupied for a decent length of time.


Milestones can be both exciting and scary for your growing child. Many parents have found it helpful to use books and videos to help introduce their children to the changes ahead. Here are some of our favorite “milestone” resources.