3 Verses for Parenthood: April 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar
Having my daughter last spring has definitely changed my walk with Christ. Busy days come with sleepless nights and quiet moments are often broken with cute coos and not-as-cute cries...
Essentials for Your Church Busy Bag
Going to church as a family is a blessing. When young children are a part of your family, you need to think ahead when it comes to church. Families with young children may need to ask...
Keeping the Faith: March 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar
“I’d be LIVID if someone prayed with/to/at my kids.” My heart leapt into my throat and then sank as I read these words from a Facebook group on parenting. The original post had asked for...
Repetition: February 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar
The words of Proverbs 3:1–4 tumble around in my head and heart often as I go through my day with my three small children:
Building: January 2023 Everyday Faith Calendar
“Can you please help me, Mom?”My six-year-old son asked me this when he was working on a new LEGO building bricks set and got stuck on a step in the directions.
Teaching the Big Words of the Faith
When we teach children, we tend to simplify things. When we teach children about God, we want them to understand the truths we are communicating on their level in a way that is comforting,...
Light in Darkness: December 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar
Have you ever walked through a familiar room in the dark? It is probably a room you would not think twice about walking through during the day. But suddenly, when you walk through it in...
Carrying Our Burdens: November 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar
What burdens are you carrying right now?
Are you . . .
How to Teach Children to Tithe
When I was growing up, my parents gave me an allowance so they could teach me how to manage money. They taught me how to use a bank account, save for big purchases, and tithe. It was not...
Advice and Encouragement: October 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar
As a new mother, I’ve been struggling to figure out a spiritual routine for my daughter and our family. We say prayers at bedtime and read some books that are Christ-focused, but sometimes...
Facing Fear: September 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar
This school year, my family is transitioning to having a child in school all day. My oldest starts kindergarten and is anxiously waiting to find out what being at school “all day” is all...
Discipling Our Children by Abiding in the Word
My mother once said, “The best children’s ministry a church can have is a solid, pastor-led adult Bible study.” Since that conversation, I’ve contemplated her words often, reflecting on...
Creator and Creation: August 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar
My son called to me in a stressed and urgent tone, “Mom! I need a big eraser!”
Influencing Children’s Identity through Electronic Technology
Little has had a more dynamic impact on contemporary culture than electronic technology. I would argue that electronic technology is our feeble human attempt to copy God’s astonishing...
Prayer: July 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar
Prayer is a unique opportunity that we are given to talk directly with God. How cool! The Creator of the universe, the one that spoke the stars into the sky and fish into the sea, wants to...
How to Select a Trustworthy Children’s Bible
Children’s Bibles serve a useful purpose in our homes. From the time our firstborn was four months old (in other words, when we emerged from our sleep-deprived fog enough to realize it was...