Book Review: Dr. Tim Kimmel’s: Connecting Church and Home {& Giveaway}

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I typically don’t write about book reviews for adults, but when I was asked to read and write about Dr. Tim Kimmel’s NEW book, I was very excited! My husband and I first read his book Grace Based Parenting when we had our first son. It was an excellent book that got to the heart […]

Colgate’s Champions for Kids {Bright Smiles, Bright Futures}

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It is important to my husband and I that we as a family are constantly apart of things bigger than ourselves. We recognize how easy it is to ‘serve’ ourselves again and again, neglecting to look around and see how we can instead be serving others. By no means have we become ‘experts’ at living […]

Teach Me To Serve {ebook} Review & Giveaway

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We live in a culture that is all about ME! It is counter culture to actually consider others and their needs before ourselves. For that reason, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to teach them that the world is not all about them and their needs, but rather someone and […]

Operation Christmas Child- My Personal Story

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It was a humbling experience that I will never forget. The unit theme was ‘Making a Difference’ and it was nearing Christmas.  I invited my 25 fourth and fifth grade E.S.L. students join me in a project that would change many of our hearts forever. My students were all considered Newcomer students (all within their […]

Family Devotionals: Easter Series-Week 3

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This Week’s Topic: The Resurrection This Week’s Goal: To understand why the Resurrection is vital to the Christian Faith This Week’s Bible Reference: Luke 24:1-12   Family Devotional  Activity: Younger Children: (Follow-up to making resurrection cookies from Mid-Week Good Friday Reflection) Take one of the resurrection cookies and cut it in half (you will have to […]

Family Devotionals: Easter Series- (Midweek Good Friday Reflection)

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This Week’s Topic: The Crucifixion This Week’s Goal: Reflect on Jesus’ Crucifixion This Week’s Bible Reference: John 19   Family Devotional   Singing:  Please feel free to do what best fits your family! (See the Intro. to Family Devotions)  Song Suggestions (based on the topic): ‘Wonderful Cross’ (Praise Song), ‘Above All’ (Praise Song), ‘The Old Rugged […]

Family Devotionals: Easter Series- Week 2

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This Week’s Topic: The Way to the Cross This Week’s Goal: To look at some of the events leading up to Jesus’ Crucifixion and how that shows his heart This Week’s Bible Reference: *Luke 19:45-48; Luke 20:9-19; Luke 22:7-38 *There are many important events/teachings, I only chose three in order to not be overwhelming. Feel free […]

Family Devotionals: Easter Series-Week 1

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This Week’s Topic: Palm Sunday This Week’s Goal: To enter into the Easter season with a clear reminder that is all about Jesus This Week’s Bible Reference: Luke 6:46-49   Family Devotional  Activity:  Younger Children: Imagine that someone important is coming to your house (like the President). Discuss how you would prepare? (Would you change decorations? Would […]

Family Devotions: Fruit of the Spirit Series- Gentleness & Self-Control

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This Week’s Topic: Fruit of the Spirit- Gentleness & Self-Control This Week’s Goal: Understanding the role of Gentleness and Self-Control when led by the Holy Spirit This Week’s Bible Reference: Galatians 5:22-23   Family Devotional:   Activity: (For All Ages; feel free to do one or both activities) Option 1: Get a rock (preferably a smooth one) and […]

Family Devotions: Fruit of the Spirit Series- Goodness & Faithfulness

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This Week’s Topic: Fruit of the Spirit- Goodness & Faithfulness This Week’s Goal: Understanding the role of Goodness and Faithfulness when led by the Holy Spirit This Week’s Bible Reference: Galatians 5:22-23   Family Devotional:   Activity: (For All Ages; feel free to do one or both activities) Option 1: Cup Full of Goodness – (2 large clear cups, […]