Category: Kids + Parenting

The Light of Epiphany: Hope for the New Year

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By Jessica Wolstenholm

There’s a bright light shining through our front window. The curtains fell down one evening in December while my husband and I were watching TV. We heard a crash and rushed to the dining room to see our front window curtains on top of my buffet, the one filled with my china. Thankfully, nothing was […]

One Word For Kids: New Year, New Growth Goal

One Word for Kids

By Jessica Wolstenholm

I’ve never been much of a resolutions person. The few times I tried to start the year with specific promises to myself, I came up short by Valentine’s Day. In the past few years, though, I’ve found great success in goal-setting each month in small doses and choosing one word as a theme or banner […]

7 Ways to Build Courage in Kids

By Minno

Want to raise kids who have courage? The Bible tells us God is the source of their courage and research says you can help them develop this God-given character trait. Picture this: Your kid stands under a tree in your front yard. His hands grip the branch above him. He reaches his feet out toward […]

Creative Ideas to Serve Others as a Family this Fall

Parent - Family

By Jessica Wolstenholm

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. – 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) The Fuller Youth Institute has performed extensive research on what makes faith “stick” for children as they grow into young adults. Their findings include the importance of […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About 9/11

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By Editorial Team

I recently heard a teenager say she loved attending the 9/11 memorial service in our town because she “loves history”. I almost laughed because Tuesday, September 11, 2001, doesn’t seem like history to me. It seems like yesterday. I wonder if my grandmother, born in 1930 would have laughed if I told her Pearl Harbor […]

How to Reset Your Family Rhythm After Summer

Family - Parenting

By Editorial Team

As the carefree days of summer wind down, our family looks forward to creating a new family rhythm. It’s a tradition of sorts. One that consists of setting new schedules and boundaries as the children grow and mature. A chance to have some “do-overs” and make new memories. During this annual reset, God always gives […]