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

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

100+ Best Middle-Grade Books of All Time

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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 are timeless – the story isn’t so bogged down in some issue that would not apply 20 years later. Ageless: Tthe best books for middle school students are truly enjoyable (and understandable by) 1st graders and grownups alike. The best middle-grade books of all time are personable – it is easy to connect with the characters, both the kids and the adults. Moral lessons discovered, … Read More

Grief and Second Chances: God’s Gift of Hope

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Welcome to #ChristianBooktober Day 23. Today’s spotlight is on Grief and Second Chances. About God’s gift of hope to one family, and for all of us. I have not read this book, only the Celebrate Lit book tour information below, but it reminded me of the story of grief and second chances (and third chances) that my friend has been through. She’s buried 2 husbands, and now is happily married again. And she’s not shy about sharing God’s gift of hope with other people who are grieving. In fact she’s very open and generous in sharing God’s gift of hope. … Read More

45+Unique Bookish Gifts for Kids Who Love to Read

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It’s #ChristianBooktober 22nd already??? Where has October gone? Well, today we are going to talk about kids who love to read… Kids who love to read get to experience some of the most amazing adventures! From exploring time and space to character traits and emotions, bookworm kids have a head start in life. As parents, you want to do everything you can to help, from reading to your child to supplying them with a variety of good books, right? Sometimes though, we need to add to the books. (gasp yes, I admit that books are not everything!!) Whether you want … Read More

Don’t Blame the Mud: Teaching Kids About Sin and Salvation

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There’s nothing more important (or intimidating, it seems like) than teaching kids about sin and salvation. If they don’t understand what sin is, 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 in into our hearts. I have a book to share today that might just help with teaching kids about sin and salvation on a very practical level. Teaching Kids About Sin and Salvation I found this book to be simple and relatable. Teaching kids about sin and the guilt that … Read More

Top 10 books that Show Christian Fatherhood at its Best

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Christian Fatherhood, Biblical Fatherhood is not automatic. There is work and Sacrifice. Failure and fun. Hope and prayers and perseverance. Knowing what that actually means and seeing what it looks like in today’s world go a long way toward making Christian Fatherhood possible. So let’s review what the Bible says about Fatherhood, and then check out some great books with good Christian dads!  The Biblical Definition of a Father I would say the biblical definition of a father, a good one at least, has to begin with some of the more general instructions to all believers: 1 John 4:7 NIV — Dear friends, let … Read More

Forever Loved: The First Father – Daughter Relationship

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Forever Loved, Eve’s Story is one book I won’t soon forget. I am a big fan of Biblical Fiction as you probably already know, and this one having a definite devotional feel to it makes it even better. Thank you, Celebrate Lit, for the opportunity to read this book. Helping me reframe my thoughts and understanding with fresh perspective. ? Please note that I received an advance copy from Celebrate Lit, though all thoughts are my own. I have also included affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through one, I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you. You … Read More

Here’s 5 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom

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5 simple steps to financial freedom, really? Financial freedom is a dream for some, a reality for others, and seems completely impossible for many. Slavery to debt, comfort, “more” etc, means we don’t have the freedom to be generous, or obey God when he asks something of us. But God designed it so we don’t have to be slaves of money! To have freedom is possible! With that (and some legalese) here is today’s Celebrate Lit book review. ? Please note that I received an advance copy from Celebrate Lit, though all thoughts are my own. I have also included affiliate links … Read More