7 tips for family worship with babies and toddlers

Reading Time: 8 minutes In our last post, we went into great detail discussing why family worship is the most important daily activity we can do with our families. However, let us be very clear from the get-go: family worship is not going to look identical with all families. I grew up in a Christian household where we did

His Encouragement for Your Thursday: When we become Job, a look at James 5:11.

His Encouragement: When we become Job

Reading Time: 5 minutes You may not be able to see through your trials and challenges now, trust in the Lord’s tenderness and mercy. It may be a long, bumpy, dangerous, and painful road, but remember that the Lord has plans for you and your future. Our encouragement Scripture for today reminds us: “You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.” (James 5:11)

Jacquelyn Van Sant. April 11, 2019

Baby #3: Week 30 Pregnancy Update

Reading Time: 4 minutes How far along? 30 weeks… Basically, two months to go! How is baby developing? According to the growth estimates, the average 30-week baby is about 15-16 inches long and about 2.5-3 pounds. Unlike with our second pregnancy, we are fairly confident that the due date and, therefore, the baby’s age is accurate this time around.

Spring cleaning tips for busy families

Reading Time: 4 minutes Spring has arrived and for many of us that brings to mind the idea of doing a nice Spring cleaning of our homes. But what if you and your family are very busy? Don’t be discouraged! You can still take advantage of the nicer spring weather to clean your home. Here are seven spring cleaning tips for busy families.

The Van Sant brothers.

His Encouragement: Love one another with brotherly affection

Reading Time: 4 minutes Earlier this week, our older son said something that melted my heart and reminded me of Romans 12:10. Sometimes we — adults — need to be reminded about the simple things, too, and could learn a lesson from the little ones.

Jill and Joey Maternity support belt

Support Your Body: Review of Maternity Belt and Pregnancy Wedge Pillow by Jill and Joey

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is my third pregnancy in the span of three years, and it is really starting to take a toll on my body. My belly is HUGE, far larger than the first two times, and I have been experiencing aches and pains like never before. New for me this time around is severe round ligament pain and pain in my hips. Pregnancy Support Belt and Pregnancy Wedge Pillow by Jill and Joey have been a game-changer!

His Encouragement for Your Thursday: Like a tree planted by the water

His Encouragement: Like a tree planted by water

Reading Time: 3 minutes Friend, whatever you are going through today, take hold of this promise. If you trust in the Lord, you will be like a tree planted by water who has no fear when heat or drought comes. If you trust in the Lord, you will not fear the storms and trials of life, for you will be rooted firmly in the One who created life!

4 ways to always be ready for unexpected guests

4 ways to be ready for unexpected guests

Reading Time: 7 minutes Unexpected guests — as nice as it might be to see that particular person — can be quite anxiety-inducing. How would you like to shed that anxiety? Do you long for a sense of calm when the doorbell rings? Here are 4 ways to always be ready for unexpected, “drop-in”, surprise guests.

His Encouragement for Your Thursday: Remain steadfast under trials

His Encouragement: Remain steadfast under trial

Reading Time: 3 minutes We should never fear to take our petitions and needs to God because He loves us and is filled with grace and mercy towards us. When we need help — no matter how big or small it may seem in our eyes — we have the privilege to be able to take it to the Lord in prayer. So when you are facing a great challenge or stuck in the middle of a trial, go boldly to the throne of the Almighty for help.