Posts Categorized: Parenting

Living a Godly Legacy—Part 4

In this series I’ve said that how we live every day becomes our legacy, that God instructs us to communicate faith in Him to the next generation, and that He tells us how. We’ve also looked at specific ways to help our kids and grandkids experience and grow in faith by how we bring God…

Living a Godly Legacy—Part 3

You want your children or grandchildren to know that God and faith are important parts of daily life, but sometimes it seems impossible, right? Getting everyone off to school or childcare and getting everyone to bed on time can seem like herding cats. How can you add one more activity to your family’s busy schedule?…

Living a Godly Legacy—Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I talked about living a legacy for our children and grandchildren—realizing that the way we live every day is the legacy we will leave. Is a legacy of faith your goal like it is mine? Then here in Part 2, let’s begin by looking at our own relationship with…

Living a Godly Legacy—Part 1

Last fall two different events—a sermon and a MOPS talk—got me thinking about how we pass faith on to the next generation. I realized we don’t just leave a legacy, we actually live it too. Legacy: “A gift; something passed on; something received from the past; the influence of a person or thing.” What we…

Reading to Babies? Yes! Here’s How

Did you know that a book is a great investment in the spiritual development of a new baby? It’s true. It’s never too early to read to a child, even a child still in utero. Babies learn to recognize the voices they hear repeatedly in the womb. Then, during babies’ first year, introducing them to…

Lasting Gifts–10 Books for Valentine’s Day for Kids of All Ages

Valentine’s Day—all about love and friendship—will be here soon. This year, along with the cards and candy, why not give children a book to help them know the greatest Love and our best Friend? I’ve put together a list of 10 books perfect for toddlers to tweens on this upcoming February holiday! Most aren’t traditional…

Start the New Year Right–10 Devotionals for Kids of All Ages

Your kids love spending time with you. How about investing together in reflective time with the Lord? Big dividends await! Knowing your children better. Guiding their paths. Teaching them the joy of exploring God’s Word and giving God our attention day by day. Maybe a regular “quiet time” isn’t a discipline you’ve mastered yet—so how…

How Can Children Know Jesus Is Real?

You probably know the B-I-B-L-E song. The B-I-B-L-E, Yes, that’s the book for me. I stand alone on the Word of God, the B-I-B-L-E. BIBLE! You can listen to it here if you don’t know the tune. My first job in Christian publishing was developing preschool Sunday school curriculum. I also taught two- and three-year-olds…