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

March Scripture Memorization

There are so many powerful metaphors for the word of God, but one of my favorites is comparing it to light. Imagine that you have to spend an entire day in complete darkness. Aside from maybe taking a welcomed nap, what would you do?…

March 8, 2017

The Word of God Helps Me Have Eyes that See

At my breakfast table, I wipe some forgotten crumbs away, and gaze out the windows casting soft gray light in front of me.  My house is still chilly with the morning.  I am sitting to read the archaic language of long-dead warriors and historians…

March 7, 2017

Self Worth: How To Find Yourself Today

The other night I went to a dinner party at a new friend’s house. The food was delicious, the table was set to perfection, and despite being new in town I felt surrounded by friendly chatter. Very quickly I forgot my loneliness and longing…

February 28, 2017

Remember, I Am A Child Of God

The other night after I put my almost two-year-old to bed, I heard her sing the words to a song that my husband and I have sang to her almost every night since she was born. It goes like this: I am a child…

February 26, 2017

Finally Being Enough

My husband doesn’t cook much, and that’s being generous. If he were in charge of dinner he may warm up some corn dogs, get out some cereal and milk, or if he felt really ambitious he may even make some scrambled eggs and toast.…

February 24, 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