Celebrating Good Friday with Kids

Good Friday commemorates when Christ died on the cross for our sins. Most kids do not have school on Good Friday. (For some, it may even be the first day of their spring break!) How would you like to make Good Friday different than any other day off? In what ways can you focus on having a gospel-centered […]

9 Tips on Intentional Living from the Life of Kara Tippetts

Intentional Living from Life of Kara Tippetts

Kara Tippetts was a mom, a wife, a daughter, and a Christian. Her life seemed normal (or she would say mundane) until she got the unfortunate diagnosis of breast cancer – a cancer which would ultimately take her life on March 22, 2015. When I think about my own ovarian cancer journey, I first thank […]

5 Resources for a Gospel-Centered Easter

Gospel-Centered Easter

Last week was the beginning of Lent, the weeks prior to Easter where we reflect and focus on the sacrifice Christ made on the cross for our sins. It’s a preparation time, as we look forward to the celebration of Easter celebration where Christ conquered death and rose from the grave. Because I wrote Experiencing Epiphany, […]

5 Reasons My Family Chooses Christian Music

Christian music

I love music. Country. Pop. Bluegrass. Christian. Jazz. Classical. It’s a pretty eclectic group of favorites. But since having children, Christian music prevails as the genre of choice to be playing around the house and in the car. This happens for numerous reasons. Don’t get me wrong. We are not “against” non-Christian music.  We have […]

10 Ways to Have Consistent Time with God as a Parent

consistent time with God

As a parent, I never seem to have enough time to get everything done. Some days I consider it a victory when I get all the kids out of their PJs, manage to slap on some make-up, and everyone eats 3 complete meals. I’m constantly facing the tyranny of the urgent around the house and (sadly) […]

What To Do When You Miss a Day of Your Devotional

when you miss a day of your devotional

Don’t you hate it when you miss a day of your devotional. I know I do. I get so frustrated with myself. Why did I start something that I could not finish? I just wanted to get on a good rhythm. Grrrr. (Ok. Phew. Glad I got that out.) Since January 1, our family has […]