Why a good sense of humor is important in life

A good sense of humor not only makes you feel better, it can make you healthier, too.  According to this article in Reader’s Digest,  “research has shown that laughing can improve immunity, help regulate blood sugar levels, and improve sleep”.  As an empty-nesting mom, I’ve found a great need for humor these days. My view this morning is a calm, scenic bay …

How to have a fun vacation (with kids)

How to have a fun vacation with kids; 5 tips for family bonding from a mom of four who learned to chill out and enjoy the season. Yes, it IS really possible!

How to disconnect and enjoy your kids this summer

I spotted her there in her beach chair, the ocean wide with families interacting, laughter and joy surrounding.  Little boy sitting at her side, chattering, nudging, vying for attention. She remained out of touch, face buried in phone. The sickness prevails across the land – the sickness of disconnection.   “She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps …

How to teach your children the Bible and grow them in the Word. Featuring 52 Commands of Jesus for Children; one year devotional with 52 coloring pages.

How to teach your children the Bible

How to teach your children the Bible and grow them in the Word. Featuring 52 Commands of Jesus for Children; one year devotional with 52 coloring pages.

Scripture meditation for busy moms; 10 ways to gain strength and courage

Have you ever thought, “I don’t have time for Scripture meditation!  Let’s get real here – I don’t even have time to sit down, much less think in complete sentences!” Yeah.  Me too. *This post contains affiliate links.  You may view my policies here. So is it really necessary for moms to meditate on God’s Word?  How important is it …

7 signs you need to spring-clean your mind for focus. Motivation for decluttering and organizing your mind from a special spring cleaning series.

7 signs you need to spring clean your mind for focus

  Have you ever thought to spring clean your mind for focus? Spring cleaning – I just love the thought of those two little words!  My mind’s eye pictures sun-dappled, gleaming floors; light streaming through sparkling glass windows.  White vases, laden with tulips, flank clean kitchen counters.  A gentle breeze from the freshly swept deck wafts a subtle fragrance of potted …

Tired of failing? How God turns failure into progress

    Did you know that God can turn failure into progress? He doesn’t ask you to do what you’re not capable of – with His help! “I’m so discouraged”, a young mama commented.  “I had my devotions this morning and I STILL yelled!” Others chimed in: “Just when I think I’m getting a grip on this, I blow up again!” “I …

8 meaningful family traditions for celebrating Easter. Creative ideas for teaching the meaning of the resurrection for families with young children. Fun and grounded concepts from 7 mama bloggers who are either raising kids or have been there in the not too distant past.

8 meaningful family traditions for celebrating Easter

8 meaningful family traditions for celebrating Easter. Creative ideas for teaching the meaning of the resurrection for families with young children. Fun and grounded concepts from 8 mama bloggers who are either raising kids or have been there in the not too distant past.

How to create a cozy Bible study nook

How to create a cozy Bible study nook using a few simple tools, decorations, and accessories from around your home. Look forward to time in the Scriptures!