Managing Expectations in Relationships: 8 Great Christian Books That Help

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Managing expections in relationships and the Christian books that can help.

My small group did a study on the book The Bait of Satan by John Bevere a couple of years ago. It went a long way towards helping me in managing my expectations in relationships with others. The subtitle of the book is “Living Free from the Deadly Trap of Offense.” When you think about it, we tend to get offended most when our expectations aren’t lived up to. We take it as a personal affront. If your baby pulled your hair or throws food, you do not take offense. You don’t expect them to behave any other way, they … Read More

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

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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

Telling the Christmas Story: 35+ Best Kids Books for Advent

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Telling the Christmas Story for Kids

Well, I only had my basket of books for telling the Christmas story for kids out for 3 days, and I had already been “scolded” for not having a post up about my favorite Christian children’s Christmas stories. So I am putting together a list to help you with telling the Christmas story for kids in your circle of influence. Took a few days, but I hope you find it helpful!! Telling the Christmas Story: The Nativity Story for Kids These are Biblically accurate versions of the Christmas Story for kids that are retold so well, and are a lot … Read More

7 Best Christian Pregnancy Books and C-Section Recovery Tips For New Moms

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Christian Pregnancy Books and C-section recovery tips

Today, let’s talk about pregnancy as a Christian Mom. There are some pretty amazing Christian pregnancy books out there, both for moms and kids! I want to encourage you to read these Christian books on pregnancy and postpartum, before you reach that point of overwhelm, if at all possible. If you can’t quite manage that, then read them anyways! Giving birth to a tiny human, made in God’s Image-Such a privilege, whichever way it happens! Mine were both c-sections. The first six weeks postpartum (or as my mom says, “Post Part’em!) are beautiful but far from easy!     You are completely exhausted. … 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

40+ Awesome Christian Children’s Books for Kids who love Storytime

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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

The Best Children’s Books with Life Lessons for the Whole Family

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

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 can have someone write children’s books with life lessons that apply to the kids and adults equally, and have both the mom and her little ones get the lesson in a slightly different way, from the same 8 page board book, or 20 minute cartoon.Table of Contents How Do Books Teach Life Lessons? How do books teach … Read More

Say & Pray: Easy to Read Book of Baby First Bible Stories

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Baby's First Bible Stories

Bible stories for baby may seem a little silly, but these youngest kiddos are sponges! And a Baby first Bible is a precious gift. When my first baby was born, I just read whatever book I was reading out loud. Got a lot of reading done while he was nursing and playing. But with my second, that wasn’t going to work. So I started being more intentional. And reading today’s tour book, I must say it was a great experience. I have several toddler storybook Bibles, but hadn’t really ventured into “Baby First Bible Stories” kind of books. Until Now… … Read More

Meet the New NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls

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Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls

Today we get to explore the new NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls! I don’t believe my idea of a “perfect Bible” exists. If it had all of my favorite features, it would be WAY too big and heavy for everyday use. Things like maps and definitions, cross-references and mid text explanations and footnotes, wide margins, color-coded, places to draw and take notes, etc. which is why I’m okay with having several Bibles, and taking advantage of Bible apps. I’ve been brave enough to write in my Bible for about 20 years now, but I haven’t had one actually … Read More