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Teaching Children Grace : “Grace Boots”

 Today, guest writer Amber Robbins is sharing how it’s sometimes the lessons we teach our children that teach us the most about the Savior’s grace. Thank you for sharing Amber! A few months ago I was looking for a way to teach my two oldest…

May 19, 2017

Feeling Fulfilled as a Mother

On the hard days, I feel guilty.  Shouldn’t I always feel joyful that I am a mother?  Why is it sometimes very difficult to feel fulfilled in this role? To be fair, let’s acknowledge that this is a tough era in which to be a parent. I…

May 13, 2017

Finding Peace in the Storm

“How did we get here?” I thought to myself. I sat on the floor with my 15-month-old obliviously playing in front of me. I was trying to process what had taken place only moments before. My husband of five years had just walked out…

April 30, 2017

Faith-Based Parenting : “See a Need and Fill It”

I remember, very vividly, a conversation I had with my parents when I was a little girl. We were in the kitchen putting our dinner plates away after a big Sunday dinner. My mom said, “If you see someone working on something, such as…

April 25, 2017

Easter Week: Holy Events from the Life of Jesus Christ & Download

A few years ago as Easter drew near, I felt overwhelmed with the importance of creating some traditions that would have a lasting impression on my young family. I felt happy with the traditions we had established for Christmas- but I felt that we…

April 5, 2017

Teaching Kids Scripture Study, Part 3 : Real Life Examples

This post has been a few months in the making, and it has become near and dear to my heart as I have thought so much about scripture study and talked with many of you about how and why you make it happen. I have…

March 19, 2017

Teaching Kids Scripture Study, Part 2 : Light their Fire

Now that you’ve caught fire for yourself it’s time to help light someone else’s fire. I’m sure many of you know this can be tricky and it takes a lot of discipline on the part of us parents to pull it off. But it…

March 17, 2017

Teaching Kids Scripture Study, Part 1 : Light Your Fire First

Maybe it’s because at the first hint of spring we are already planning our camping trips and dreaming of spending the nights around a campfire or maybe it’s our newly acquired habit of watching old “Survivor” seasons where we have watched countless contestants try…

March 16, 2017

Family Lesson : Receiving Light through Scripture Study

Thanks to Kelsie Christensen, one of our contributing artists, for creating the perfect family lesson for our month’s focus on God’s word. A few months ago I laid in bed crying to my husband upset with how hard my week had been. I just…

March 12, 2017

Parent With the End in Mind

I lived in Eastern Germany for a little over a year in my early twenties. I went there as a missionary for my church where I spent all day studying about and talking to people about God and Jesus Christ. I met people from…

February 23, 2017