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6 Tips for a Successful Prayer Challenge

  The Christian blogging community is full of prayer challenges. They can be a great jumpstart toward establishing a habit of prayer. Or a helpful tool to guide you in praying for a specific topic. When you decide to participate in one, you certainly don’t plan to look back and realized you never finished! Unless you make a […]

Personal Heart Care Prayers for Your Spiritual Health

Hey . . . if you just found this personal heart care challenge, but it’s after January first, that’s okay! You’re still welcome to the calendar – jump in whenever you can.   Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23   Your heart plays a vital […]

An Advent Countdown Tradition {with Free Printables}

  No denying it, receiving gifts is fun! We enjoy giving our kids gifts and watching the delight they have in receiving them. But we don’t want receiving gifts to be the greatest focus of the Advent Season. Because we want our kids to learn to be gracious givers, we started a new Christmas tradition a […]

Are You Cultivating Compassion in a Selfish World?

  Our culture is full of causes. That’s not necessarily bad. Someone identifies a need and wants to do something about it. They develop a plan and rally support. People become aware of needs they didn’t know existed and choose to be part of the solution. Much good is accomplished this way. But it’s easy to get tunnel vision and […]

How Kids Can Change the World

  One of the boys recently pulled a Samaritan’s Purse envelope out of the trash and asked, “Mom, who are those people?” I could have told him to leave the trash alone. But, he doesn’t normally pull things out of the garbage, so I looked. “I don’t know. Let’s open it and find out.” We read about […]