Why Become a Foster Parent?

We didn't realize it at the time, but when my husband and I began to consider foster parenting, we may have had a slight "savior complex" going on. Ahem. We knew there would be sacrifices involved. But we counted them worthwhile as we anticipated swooping into places where children were being severely abused and callously neglected, scooping them up into our arms and … [Read more...]

My Name is Erin Book Review for Preteen and Teenage Girls And Giveaway!

My Name is Erin by Erin Davis book series review and giveaway cover photo

Have you ever attended a class or special event and a speaker launched into a topic that was something you desperately needed help/teaching/guidance with, and then when your hopes were high the speaker ended up addressing the topic through the lense of stereotypes that you didn't fit and suddenly you were just as hopeless as ever? I have. My husband and I have challenges, … [Read more...]

Loving Your Child Enough

One of my priorities as I write is to always be truthful. Sometimes the truth is beautiful and charming and inspiring. But other times it's messy and ugly and...somehow still inspiring when we allow God to wrench it from our grasping fingers and use it the way He wants to. Here's fair warning that there's some truth of the messy variety ahead. One recent afternoon, my … [Read more...]

Free Summer Fun for Kids!

What do you do when you are a parent and your kids are home with you all summer?  I learned a few years ago that there is a lot to do in the summer; if you just know where to look!  I am a homeschool Mom, so I wanted to find activities that were fun and educational for my children, and also light on the pocketbook!  Here is an awesome list of places that offer free events for … [Read more...]

Bible Memory Beginnings for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Bible Memory Beginnings for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Before our son was born, the topic that Paul and I spent the most time discussing and praying about was Joseph's spiritual future. Spiritual future. If you've never heard that term before, take a second and let it soak in a bit. The spiritual future of your child is everything that you put before him or her, every lesson, good or bad you teach, every glimpse of Jesus in … [Read more...]