10+ Pretend Play Ideas Your Kids will LOVE

My kids have no problem using their imagination, which is especially wonderful for our rainy day activities (or snowy days, in our case). We can always come up with pretend play ideas around here, mostly because my kids initiate so much creative play. If they aren’t running around as a dinosaur or a princess, something’s up. […] Read more…

A copy of the book Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors sits next to a fuschia colored pencil and a polka-dot notebook

Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors: Book Review

I’m fresh from reading Jami Amerine’s book Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors, and I was worried this would happen. A sort of overflowing of words and writers’ block are hitting me all at once! I have to push through, because, after all, I want you to know about this book. Also, I agreed to review it. […] Read more…

Close up photo of a manger filled with hay on a gray background | Bible reading plan for advent

A Simple Bible Reading Plan for Advent

I’ve never followed a Bible reading plan for advent, and I figured it was about time! Christmas is coming, and this is my face. I’m so excited for everything the holiday season brings, from the tinsel to the carols. While my excitement is totally warranted, sometimes the pace and distractions mean I’m in danger of […] Read more…

raising a grateful child

Raising a Grateful Child: Tips and Activities

This time of year, I’m especially hopeful that I learn the key to raising a grateful child. I can almost see the greedy arm of materialism reaching for my kids at every turn. Young ones are especially susceptible to advertising, but thankfully, they’re also ready to soak up what we teach them. The other day, […] Read more…

Forgive Your Way to Freedom: Review + Giveaway

  I’ve been reading the book of Luke lately, and when I came to 17:1-10, I saw the passage in a whole new light. Jesus tells Peter to forgive a person as many times as needed, and Peter and the disciples are overwhelmed. Jesus encourages them by saying that they only need a small amount […] Read more…

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