How to have gracious words (His Encouragement)

Reading Time: 3 minutes I used to think I was a patient person. Then I had children of my own and discovered that it is easy to be patient when you are well-rested and stress-free. The real test is when you face a challenging situation when you are sleep-deprived, stressed out, overwhelmed, grieved, anxious, or in pain.

Proverbs 16:24 encourages us to have gracious words, but how? When stressed, it can be hard to stop our natural reactions (the fight or flight response).

5 Tips for a realistic new year’s resolution

Reading Time: 4 minutes The New Year often brings with it a sense of renewed enthusiasm to make a change or two in our lives. But should a Christian make a new year’s resolution? And, if so, how do we make a goal that is realistic and achievable?

5 Children’s books about thankfulness

Reading Time: 4 minutes Soon it will be Thanksgiving, but you can teach your child about being thankful all year round with these children’s books about thankfulness! It is not always easy trying to teach certain concepts and behaviors to our children. However, I have found a good book read often can reinforce the values you are modeling. I

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