Ways to Celebrate Advent with Your Family

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Last year my husband sent me a text after a very stressful day at work!  "I'm looking forward to our Advent devotional tonight, it has become the best part of my day."  He was really enjoying the wonderful stories we were reading each night as a family!  I knew what he meant,  there is just something wonderful and peaceful about hearing the Greatest Love Story Ever Told!  There is something … [Read more...]

ESV Journaling Bible

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I love to see the new way people are journaling their bibles!  They are so colorful and beautiful and a wonderful way to get even more excited about the Word of God!  This is also a great thing to start doing with your children if they are older, they will love it! Recently I was sent The ESV Journaling Bible and it is so nice!  It comes in a beautiful box and has a soft cloth like cover!  It … [Read more...]

10 of the Best Children’s Thanksgiving Books!

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It won't be long now and Thanksgiving will be here!  We always love reading great books to celebrate a holiday!  It is especially great to do it it several weeks before the actual holiday so  you can get quite a bit of reading done about the actual holiday before the big day!  Here are 10 great Thanksgiving books to read with your kids! *affiliate links included The Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Creating Family Traditions for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a family holiday!  This holiday came because our ancestors were thankful to God and wanted to praise HIM for all they were grateful for and how far they had come!  This is the perfect day to remember all that you are grateful for!  Even in the midst of trying years and struggles we have things to be grateful for! I LOVE family traditions.  I love to create new ones and enjoy … [Read more...]

Apologetics Study Bible

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Multiple research studies have shown that spiritual focus often weakens among teenagers as they head into the attention-dividing realm of young adulthood.  Up to 66 percent of them leave church altogether.  The Apologetics Study Bible for Students HCSB works against that trend by helping anchor younger Christians in the truths of Scripture, equipping them with thoughtful and practical responses … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for “The Talk” {Passport2Purity}

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Your child begins the journey into adolescence in a world of sexting, bullying, online stalking and moral defiance. Innocence is under attack, and you cannot win the battle with a single awkward talk or a strict set of rules.  The primary defense for your child is a strong relationship with you and with God. We live in a heart sick culture, a very heart sick culture!  I am amazed how downhill … [Read more...]

Great Resource List for Studying the Bible!

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*affiliate links are included in this post I love Bible Study!  I know we have been told that the Bible is boring but I tell you the older I get the more I love reading it, it is far from boring!  I would say it is the most action packed exciting book you can read! I wanted to share a resource list of my favorite studies, websites, and product that I love for bible study! Hopefully you can … [Read more...]

10 Favorite Treasury Books

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It is National Reading month!  What better way to celebrate that than with a great book list! I love treasury books!  There is just something special about one big book full of great stories or the "best of stories" from particular authors.  They are wonderful for gifts or adding to your library!  Treasury books also make great books to take on trips, instead of taking several bedtime or read … [Read more...]

10 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Family

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Many times family members or friends want to buy a gift for the whole family!  This can be easier for so many reasons, including saving money (especially when buying for a larger family), maybe they want the family to get something educational or they just want to buy a gift to bless the family as a whole! Here are 10 Christmas Ideas for the Family!! 1. Movie Passes - To go to a movie … [Read more...]

Noah: A Wordless Book

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  A hundred years before the Great Flood, a man named Noah came home talking crazy. God wanted him to build the biggest ship the world had ever seen. The future of humanity depended on it. How would his wife respond? What would the neighbors think? Was it even feasible? This lavish reimagining of one of the greatest stories of all time will fascinate children and adults alike. Nuanced … [Read more...]