I Can Learn to Pray by Holly Hawkins Shivers

* Affiliate links included. “Now I lay me down to sleep…”  Do you remember the rote prayer we learned as children?  Or maybe you taught your children, “God is great, God is good. Let us thank Him for our food.”  There is nothing wrong with teaching a child those simple prayers, but as our children get older we want to teach them how to talk to God about their everyday problems and give Him thanksgiving for the things He is {Read More}

Your First Mission Field

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” ~ Romans 10:14, 15 NIV When I was a child my parents always led us in family devotions. We {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

More Summer Fun in the SON

My cousin Joan and her husband select a Bible verse or passage for their family each summer. One year they studied the 10 Commandments, and before heading to a mission field, they learned verses on evangelism.  When school let out, a teacher friend of mine headed for the ocean with a beach study she created for her two elementary-aged children. They began by memorizing, “The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land” (Psalm {Read More}

About Ann Stewart

Ann Marie Stewart is the author of Preparing My Heart for Advent and looks forward to her first novel STARS IN THE GRASS to be published November 2016. She and her husband Will raise two daughters and a whole lot of sheep on their farm in Virginia.

Family Worship During Advent Season

Do you have a desire to start family devotions? Are you looking for some ways to turn your childrens’ hearts toward the Lord during the upcoming holiday season? The Advent season begins the Sunday after Thanksgiving! In my podcast Preparing Hearts for Christmas, I share encouragement and practical tips for implementing family worship during this special time of year. Click here to listen or download for free.   About Molly EvertWriter Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

A Mother’s Prayer: Godly Children

Have you whispered this prayer? “Oh God, please make my child a godly man or woman. Help them to obey Your Word and to act in a godly manner.” This prayer has been in my heart and on my tongue often. Psalm 119:9 asks, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping Your Word.” In a culture where children want to be entertained, how can we lead them to spend time in God’s word so that they {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

The Child’s Story Bible: A Classic

The Child’s Story Bible I love reading The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos to our children. It is captivating enough to interest our three-year-old, but rich and meaty enough for our 11-year-old. Points of doctrine are explained right in the text in the same conversational style that makes the entire book a pleasure to read. Originally published in 1934, it is a must-have classic for every family’s bookshelf. I am frequently disappointed by children’s Bibles, which water down the {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Hiding the Word in Our Family

In Train Up a Child…Train Up a Mom, we looked at starting with memorizing a verse a week. I shared that my family was beginning with Philippians 4:18, followed by Romans 12:2. The Bible is FULL of great verses to hold in our hearts, and I’ve included some below. Choosing verses is exciting. Start hunting and gathering and saving and savoring them for future weeks. You’ll snatch one from Sunday’s sermon or your quiet time. Pray that God will give {Read More}

About Ann Stewart

Ann Marie Stewart is the author of Preparing My Heart for Advent and looks forward to her first novel STARS IN THE GRASS to be published November 2016. She and her husband Will raise two daughters and a whole lot of sheep on their farm in Virginia.

Tips for Family Devotions Led by Mom

1. Start.  Yeah, sounds kind of silly, but that’s half the battle–getting going.  Decide right now while you’re reading this that you won’t let another day go by waiting for someone else to do it.  Then plan what you’ll do today. 2. Don’t make it hard – make it simple.  If the kids around your table are small, choose a Bible passage that is full of adventure and excitement like the story of Daniel or David before he became king.  {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Family Devotions Led by Mom

Family devotions can be one of the always-wanted-to-do-it-but-never-quite-got-to-it parts of a Christian family’s home life.  Many times mothers carry a pain in their hearts because we’d always hoped our husbands would be the spiritual heads of our homes.  We think that means our husbands should cheerfully lead the family without reminders (hints, kicks under the table, jabs in the ribs or ‘that look’).  We expect that the dark, tall and handsome, strong but silent macho man we married will become {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.