How To Be a Good Housewife: Juggling Your Life 1 Priority At a Time

ArynFamily, Christian Nonfiction17 Comments

Homeschooling Housewife

Ever wonder how to be a good housewife in today’s world? I mean, is there really a place for a traditional housewife in the 21st Century? I guess that really depends on your definition of a “good” or traditional housewife. The Bible has a lot to say about how to be a good housewife, and it doesn’t exclude having a productive job, or mean we can’t do a lot of things that tend to get bad press. Between Proverbs 31 and 1st Timothy 2, there is a lot of solid information on how to be a good housewife. Anyone who … Read More

How To Set Personal Goals in Life as a Christian

ArynChristian Nonfiction, Faith7 Comments

Plan to Achieve Your Goals, How to Write Personal Goals in life and stick to them

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!

40+ Awesome Christian Children’s Books Not to Miss

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Awesome Christian Books for Kids who love storytime

Today we have a collection of awesome Christian books for children, that will make storytime that much more meaningful. Growing the faith of a child in your care is such a privilege. I truly hope you are considering the eternity of the kids around you, and spending time nurturing and growing that faith, one Christian kids book at a time! Roman’s 10:13-15, 17… “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not … Read More

Why Hermie and Friends Are Actually Great Family Shows

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Christian Children's Books full of life lessons for the whole family

Hermie and Friends by Max Lucado is a cute children’s series of books and shows that make the truths of the Bible practical and accessible for kids of all ages. The way Hermie and friends characters interact and learn the necessary lessons can bring home the point to kids and parents/grandparents at the same time. It is always amazing to me, how God works to multiply His message. Isaiah 55:11 says: “so My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.” I always get excited when I see or experience that playing out. He … Read More

7 Best Devotionals for Homeschool Moms to Keep Jesus Close

ArynChristian Nonfiction, Faith, Family8 Comments

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

100+ Best Middle Grade Books Of All Time

ArynFamily, Young Adult (Age 12+)17 Comments

Open book on grunge background: Middle grade books

Today let’s talk about how to determine the best middle grade books of all time. (and yes, I plan on tackling a quality high school reading list soon, too) The Best Middle Grade Books of All Time I have been reading books for a long time. Some are awesome, and some are not. Today, I am sharing the ones that I believe qualified to be the best middle grade books of all time. Not all are strictly Christian, but none of them are disrespectful in any way. Most actually make perfect family read-aloud materials, for 1st grade up, even if … Read More

How to Live Royal: Book of Esther Bible Study for Teen Girls

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Book of Esther Bible Study for Teen Girls

We get to revisit the book of Esther today! Twice in one year, but totally different, too. Remember when I reviewed Hadassah: Queen Esther of Persia over the summer? I explained then that I had the unique privilege of doing both a sermon series at church And preview a book of Esther Bible study for teen girls just before reading that fun novel? Well, this is it! I am so happy to introduce you to Aminata and the first Bible study in the Girls of Excellence series. Royal: Life Lessons from the Book of Esther Bible Study for Teen Girl … Read More

Don’t Blame the Mud: Best Books About Salvation for Kids

ArynFaith, Children's Bookshelf, Family10 Comments

There’s nothing more important (or intimidating, it seems like) than trying to figure out how to explain salvation to a child. Where do you start? What do you say? And if you’ve heard how critical the 4-14 window is, the pressure is on! One thing about salvation for kids (or adults), if they don’t understand what sin is (and its forever consequences), why would they want salvation? And there’s a difference between head knowledge and heart knowledge for sure! We can know something with our heads, and not accept it into our hearts. I have a couple of books to … Read More

How to Teach The Real Easter Story For Kids: 10 Best Easter Story Books

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children reading, Best Easter Story books

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

How to Set Christian Goals: Understanding God’s Grace is Key

ArynFamily, Christian Nonfiction6 Comments

Understanding God's Grace: How to set goals and achieve them

Okay, so this is a little hard to write. I’ve been ‘in church’ since well before I was born. But in over 30 years, I was still childlike in understanding God’s grace and favor. I’ve had the Sunday School answer, a simple, childish acceptance, which is great, but we’re called to a combination of childlike faith and spiritual maturity. (Matthew 18:2-4, Ephesians 4:11-16, Hebrews 6) I didn’t know what I didn’t know. But now I’m excited. Every time I do learn the Biblical or historical meaning of a word, I find my Bible reading time so much richer. It’s something … Read More