Devotions for Lent

source: RobynLou8 via Flickr Creative Commons Lent is well underway - that six-week period leading up to Easter Sunday. To tune one's heart toward the cross and resurrection, spending Lent focusing on Scripture is profitable and helpful for adults … [Continue reading]

Weekend Links

The Danger of Turning a Good Thing into a Moral Thing at The Blazing Center Because You Are a Shepherd, Not a Cattle Prod at Time Out with Becky Kopitzke 10 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Vegetables at Smithspirations Happiness Isn't the Only … [Continue reading]

Seeing Sparkle and Choosing Joy by Mary Carver

Sara Frankl was a friend and fellow blogger who suffered from an autoimmune disease and several complications. As I worked on the book that tells Sara’s story and shares her message of hope and joy, I was amazed and moved to read about the incredible … [Continue reading]

Weekend Links

When Children Say 'I Can't,' But They Can, and Adults Know It at The New York Times 25 Things Dads Are Hardly Told to Do for Their Daughters, But Should at A Plus Best Christian Marriage Books at Kaylene Yoder Surrendering to the Call of … [Continue reading]

Looking at the Beatitudes through the Lens of Parenting

source: MarcosReis07 via Flickr John MacArthur wrote, "The Beatitudes demonstrate that the way to heavenly blessedness is antithetical to the worldly path normally followed in pursuit of happiness." Parenting isn't about feeling good all the … [Continue reading]

A History Book Your Child Will WANT to Read! {GIVEAWAY}

What parent doesn’t want his or her child to learn about how God has worked throughout history to save His people? But sitting down for a faith history lesson is not exactly every child’s favorite way to spend time. A dry textbook or worksheet … [Continue reading]

Weekend Links

The Truth about Launching Our Kids at Rear. Release. Group. Do You Need a Fresh Perspective, Mom? at Joy in My Kitchen Homeschool without Fear at Tina's Dynamic Homeschool Plus The 4 Parenting Rules I Won't Ever Quit Using by Elisa Pulliam at … [Continue reading]

Book Review: P. Bear’s New Year’s Party

P. Bear’s New Year’s Party by Paul Owen Lewis is lauded by elementary school teachers as one of the best educational resources for teaching kids how to count and tell time. Available as a hardcover, a board book, and in paperback, this 32-page book … [Continue reading]

Our Big List of Snow Day Activities

This week we had two "snow" days here in Chattanooga. We didn't see any snowflakes, but it did get cold enough to ice over the roads and thus it's probably best everyone was able to stay home. The first day, my husband was home, and we just … [Continue reading]

Weekend Links

Sibling Conflict Is Par for the Course: Here's Some Help in Dealing with It at Sarah Mae The Making of Your Children by Kelli Stuart at Extraordinary Mommy How to Help Your Children Win or Lose Gracefully at Living Unabridged - Karen is doing a … [Continue reading]