Camping Theme Birthday Party

We often let our kids suggest a theme for their birthday because we as parents love the creative role of making it work. We love the costumes and signs and decorations as much as them! But also want to scale down on the mess, cost and fuss parties can accrue. …

Valentine’s Parent’s Prayer Day 8: 10 Days of Valentine’s

Today’s verse is an encouragement naturally. Imagine it spoken to you by our brother in Christ, John, linking himself to “us” as the Church. 1 John 4:7 – “Beloved (you), Let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God, and knows God.”   …

Valentine’s Parent’s Prayer Day 5: 10 Days of Valentine’s

I think my boys must be enjoying this idea because they have been locked in the guest room for almost an hour now and told me to, “Keep out! Valentine’s purposes!” shrieking every time I pass the door. Even though we should probably be doing Math lessons I’m letting it wait …

Valentine’s Parent’s Prayer Day 4: 10 Days of Valentine’s

Welcome to Day 4! You can download and print the 10 Hearts to give to your loved ones each day here.                 Parent’s Prayer Day 4: 1 John 5:1 – Good Father, Open they eyes of my children to the evidences of You all around us that they may believe. My hearts’ cry is …

Valentine’s Parent’s Prayer Day 6: 10 Days of Valentine’s

I guess I will have to wait until actual Valentine’s Day to receive all they constructed yesterday, but by the paper evidence left on the floor of the “craft” room my VDay should be well decorated! Today’s prayer is full of praise! I would encourage you to read all of 1 …

Valentine’s Parent’s Prayer Day 3: 10 Days of Valentine’s

Hope you are having a restful weekend. Be sure to post a picture to show your Hearts on display! You can download the free printable heart Valentine’s here. Parent’s Prayer Day 3: 1 John 4:20-21 – Dear Lord, Thank You for Your great, true love toward us! Please help me …

Valentine’s Parent’s Prayer Day 2: 10 Days of Valentine’s

Welcome friends! If you are just starting today, it’s a great day to start! You can download and print the 10 Hearts to give to your loved one each day here. I changed my mind about sticking the Hearts to their door and am going to hang a string across their doorway and clip one up each day so …

10 Days of Scriptural Valentine’s Day Notes! Day 1

A Free Printable gift from God’s Word for your children! “So we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us.” -1 John 4:16 Recently this verse struck a deep chord within me. A strong desire for my children not only to hear often about God’s love …

Hearing the Small Voice Below the Counter

Standing in the checkout line at my favorite coffee shop, I overheard a child trying to get their mother’s attention. While I do not recall just what they were trying to ask, I now years later, am still struck with this interchange. Whatever it was that the child was asking, I …

Out of the Silence: Fostering Reflection in Little Hearts

Where does God Live? How big is my soul? Can God die? These questions come out of the silence. Where are these questions coming from? Why are they asking them now? At first they caught me off guard as I had no idea the depths to which my child was …