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Grown Up Devotional Books for Brave Girls

Brave Girls Devotional Books

You guys! My daughter is in first grade. My baby is about to finish her second year of school! She can read chapter books and do math problems on her own. She can write a letter to anyone. . . that makes sense! And while some mamas cringe and cry at the thought of their […]

How to Write Your Family Vision

Road Ahead Family Vision

It’s so easy to set ourselves on cruise control {especially us moms} in order to simply get through each week full of cooking, cleaning, helping with schoolwork, sports + other activities, caring for ourselves, our spouse and our children, not to mention other family and relational responsibilities. I’m exhausted just typing it all out. If […]

Family Story: Develop the Plan {Why We Need Vision}

Vision Planning

Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18 We are 14 days from the onset of Spring and it cannot come too soon, in my opinion. Winter has taken its toll on me, both physically and emotionally. It’s hard to plan with unpredictable weather and honestly, the cold makes me depressed and longing […]

Words to Dream On: Bible Story Book {review + giveaway}

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I’m going to admit it. . .as the kids get older and life gets busier, bedtime sometimes isn’t as sweet as it used to be. It’s not that we endure battles every night. It’s more about rushing through our nighttime routine because after extra curricular activities, homework and family time, it’s all of a sudden […]

Family Story: How to Write Your Mission Statement

Family Mission Compass

A mission statement is a summary of goals, values and culture that provides a compass by which a company, organization or family is guided. As I mentioned when we first began sharing about family mission, most mission statements are clear and concise. The mission of a business may only be one sentence. As a family […]

Use Visuals to Share Faith with this Family Lent Devotional

Grow with Me Lent Family Devotional

  Using Visuals to Share Faith with Your Children Children develop their ability to comprehend and understand ideas through images or pictures as they learn and grow. Beginning with bold color and shapes in baby books, then moving through picture books, kids eventually abandon illustration for simple words on a page when they are ready. […]

12 Scriptures to Help Us Love Well

Love Well Heart

This morning I’ll send my girl to school with a backpack full of valentines and a heart full of love. I try to be intentional about teaching her to love well but if I’m honest, she’s teaching me more about how to love others than I’ve deposited in her heart. Because it’s so much easier […]

5 Scriptures of Hope for the Weary Mom {+ a giveaway}

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Weary doesn’t even begin to describe it most days, am I right?! Motherhood is by far the hardest job I have ever done partly because it’s the most important one {and my weary soul knows it} and partly because it never ends. From the time we hear that first cry to the time we take […]

Family Story: Consider the Plot {Defining Mission}

Following God's Assignment

We spent the past month assessing and developing our core family values. Values are like beacons that point our focus and attention in a specific direction. Values are our WHY and once we know the why it’s time to determine the WHAT. Businesses and ministries write mission statements to communicate what they are about and […]