A Great Bedtime Bible Stories Book: God’s Words to Dream On

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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

6 Best Devotionals for Homeschool Moms to Keep Jesus Close

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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: The Top 10 Best Easter Story Books

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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

But God: Choose Faith Over Fear and Rejoice!

ArynFamily, Christian Nonfiction, Faith20 Comments

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

What Makes a True Friend? Visit the Land of Twilight and See

ArynChildren's Bookshelf, Christian Fiction, Family, Young Adult (Age 12+)5 Comments

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!

#1 New Wizard of Oz Allegory: No Space Like Home

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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

Finding Joy In The Lord (and a Great Book!)

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Yellow Background, Finding Joy: It's a Choice, It's a Lifestyle

“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

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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