Family Night #3

This past Monday was a beautiful January day and in flipping through our stack of family night idea cards this one won the vote. My brother had stopped by en-route to his military base, so he joined us for our evening. (And in fact was tasked with the job of […] Read More

Family Night #2

Family night this week was something Paul and I have wanted to do with the boys for a long time, so we opted for the card that let us pick this weeks family night activity! We spent the evening playing with dirt – planting seeds to be exact. We are […] Read More

Printable Thank You Cards

Our habit in January is thankfulness – the perfect way to start the new year contemplating being thankful to God for all His blessings, those we see and those we do not.  A focus on thankfulness is a perfect compliment with the holidays and the gifts they received – how […] Read More

Homeschooling :: On Reading & Playing

I asked them once what their favorite part of school was. They agreed; being read books and playing. And the funny thing is – the two are so connected. What they hear in stories they play. It is a continual encouragement and challenge for me to fill their minds with interesting […] Read More

Family Night #1

Family night has become a really special part of our week over the years. The day it falls on varies with seasons and schedules and the activity itself various based on energy levels and budget – but setting aside time each week to just have fun and do something together […] Read More

Intentional Habit Building for Kids :: 2014

We are doing it again this year – a full year of intentional habit building. We did a year of intentional habit building in 2012 and it was such a growing experience for all four of us. I meant to pull it together for 2013, but that clearly never happened. […] Read More

Synopsis of Notes :: part 5

With the Lord’s help we can strengthen both ourselves and others – we can aid in equipping the local church. Equipping the saints is strengthening them in the Lord. The cycle of equipping the church is that souls are saved so souls are discipled so that souls are sent out so […] Read More

Synopsis of Notes :: part 4

In our desire for revival and a prayer filled life, what might we be doing to grieve the Spirit? Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. We anger an enemy and grieve a friend. Three ways […] Read More

Synopsis of Notes :: part 3

Over and over again it was emphasized that we must become a people that pray; a people that are broken over sin. God hears – He lives with the brokenhearted. This I regard as the most important of all – always respond to every impulse to pray. The impulse to […] Read More