Bedtime is an EVENT around here. Snack, Teeth, Books, One more drink of water… I’m always on the lookout for another great bedtime Bible stories book to read with the boys. So when Celebrate Lit offered a couple on tour, I signed up! (I can’t wait to share the other one with you, but I agreed to wait until next month, so be on the lookout!) Why I Like This Bedtime Bible Stories Book The illustrations are beautiful, the stories short enough to keep kids focused, and each story has a blessing, a prayer, and a scripture. The verse may … Read More
Today, let’s talk devotionals for homeschool moms. We get overwhelmed, and we don’t need to be! There is a certain pressure in life, that we’ve gotta do it all. Keep a well-run house, play with the kids, educate them both academically, spiritually, and with morals and life skills, take care of our husbands and extended families, and have a rich spiritual life at the same time. We feel responsible for maintaining balance, being ‘all-in’ where we are in the moment, and juggling everything. But we can’t. We can’t do it all. Be all. That’s Jesus’ job. And if we keep … Read More
The Real Easter Story is so special. I don’t think we truly grasp just how privileged we are, to have such free access to forgiveness and love. And if we as adults struggle with wrapping our minds around it, then we need to think about our kids. The meaning of Easter for kids can be overwhelming. But, between the ages of 4-14, they are far more likely to understand and accept the truth, and run with it their whole lives, than if we wait until “they’re old enough to understand” or some such sentiment. That is exactly why I love … Read More
Life can be scary and full of stressful things, whether natural like hurricanes and tornadoes and viruses, or manmade like terrorist activities and wars. But the God who created the world HAS NOT ABANDONED US! I’ve always been fascinated by the many times in Scripture where something awful is happening and then, my 2 favorite words: But God (But The Lord) But Jesus Then the whole story changes. There is rescue. There is hope. A miracle. We can choose Faith over Fear, and REJOICE What does that mean, though? Well, let’s look at a few of my favorite scriptures, … Read More
Middle school is a tough age. (And probably every age group after that, too…) When you’re going through all of that, you really need a friend. But what makes a true friend? How would you describe a true friend in 10 words or less? And then, the hardest question. Do you show any of the qualities of a true friend yourself? Journey to Twilight with 6th Graders Lorna and Sam to find out more!
I’ve encountered more than one Wizard of Oz allegory in my life, and more than one of them has been very Sci-fi in nature. I especially enjoyed the movie on the Sci-fi network a few years (decades) back. I have to say, though, that today’s book, No Space Like Home is by far the best. This book takes on a Wizard of Oz Allegory with both futuristic/spacetravel fun, and the Good Shepherd into the bargain. It’s like a perfect collection of my favorite elements! Were you a fan of the Wizard of Oz movie growing up? I’m sure the splash … Read More
Knowing what you want, and WHY you want it will take you a long way towards making it happen. But that’s not all that matters. Getting God’s input, making sure that you are following Biblical goal-setting practices, and having access to God’s power and favor in your follow-through? Those things make all the difference in the world!
“Finding Joy” by J.C. Lafler is a story about the challenge of finding joy in life’s most trying circumstances, and corresponding verses in the Bible that lead us to choose joy.
This book is inspiring, and filled with hope in the midst of trials. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a light read, willing to accept a personal challenge, and not afraid of a few tears!
Darling Hedgehog Goes Down a Foxhole looking for her parents, and finds something else entirely! We enjoyed this cute, whimsical story and gorgeous illustrations. If your child is easily distracted, you will be able to relate to today’s story! I can’t promise they will learn better focus, but I believe you’ll all enjoy the story, and find more than a few conversation starters! Today’s story is courtesy of Celebrate Lit, and I hope you enjoy it! A Book of Wisdom for Kids Book: Darling Hedgehog Goes Down A Foxhole Author: Auralee Arkinsly Genre: Early reader chapter book Release Date: September 13, 2019 Darling Hedgehog … Read More