February 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar
There are plenty of times while raising a child that, as the parent, you have control over the choices being made. One area where this does not apply is the day that your child is old...
Teaching Kids How to Make Faith-Based Resolutions
As January 1 is right around the corner, many people are starting to think about their New Year’s resolutions. From kids to adults, people are trying to set themselves up for success by...
January 2021 Everyday Faith Calendar
In our house, we have two little people, and they seem to be constantly going through growth spurts. Lately, my four-year-old has started using his growing as an opportunity to always...
Parents Guide for The Happiest Search | Children’s Christmas Bible Story Book
The last page of each Arch® Book contains a letter written for parents, grandparents and other adults who may read Arch® Books to their children. It provides a summary of the story, character insights
The Happiest Search | Children’s Christmas Bible Story Book Read Aloud by Ken Ohlemeyer
This Christmas, settle in with your children and cozy up with The Happiest Search, an Arch® Book Bible story read aloud by Ken Ohlemeyer. The Happiest Search, based on Scripture from Matthew 2:1-11 an
Christmas Service Projects for Families
It’s no surprise that Christmas is going to look different this year. Many of us won’t be having our usual big family celebrations or attending our typically packed Christmas services....
December 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar
Over the course of this year, I have had countless conversations that ended with lamenting the difficulties this year has held. When something difficult happens, it has been easy to...
How to Assemble the Jesse Tree
Pick up a Jesse Tree Family Kit and get ready to create lifelong Advent memories with your family! Take a step-by-step look at how to assemble the cardboard tree with Ken Ohlemeyer. You’ll learn some
Simple Ways to Give Thanks with Your Family
’Tis the season to give thanks! As Thanksgiving approaches, many people are considering how they can inspire and teach their families to give thanks! Of course, it’s important to give...
Product Overview of Family Time | Devotions for Families
Welcome to the first episode of our new product overview series! We're staring with "Family Time: A Collection of 98 Bible Stories and Devotions." Center your family or classroom on Jesus with a devot
November 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar
“How are you?” I rarely ask that question in a conversation without receiving a response along the lines of “fine” or “doing good” or “so busy these days.” Rarely does someone respond...
Fall and Winter Church Year Celebrations at Home
Holy Week of 2020 was … different. It came at the end of a Lenten season that seemed about five years long, thanks to the chaotic and ever-changing coronavirus pandemic. By the time...
Three Ways to Serve Christ by Loving Your Family
Remember when we all hoped that we’d be able to go back to “normal” by Memorial Day? Now Labor Day has come and gone, Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and we’re all still at home. Some...
October 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar
Lawyer: “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus: “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” Lawyer: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and...
Anxiety and the Pandemic: How Parents Can Cope While Sending Children Back to School
You, as parents, serve as the critical link in the bicycle chain of getting our educational system back on the road during this crisis, both for our nation and for our families. When...
September 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar
My social media feeds have been filled with school-related posts for the better part of this year. When the statewide shut-downs first occurred because of the pandemic, many posted...
No More Stress: Teaching the Faith at Home
As I write this, I am listening to the decisions made by my home state of Minnesota about school this fall. After this spring and the experience of distance learning , my children and I...
Marriage and the Art of Adjectives
There are people in this world who are grammar nuts. It’s their “thing.” They have an uncanny ability to track down a misplaced preposition. They seem to understand the difference...
Using a Children’s Hymnal at Home, Church, and School
What’s the very first thing you do when you get to church on Sunday morning? With social distancing it might look a bit different right now, but do you usually greet the people around...
Setting a Family Devotion Routine for Back to School
Back-to-school season was much closer to “back-to-chaos” season for my family. Even as an only child, I was part of so many extracurriculars that my parents were constantly running me...