ESV Family Devotional Bible {Review & Giveaway}

What is more important than reading the Bible? Reading the Bible as a family! Having a family devotional time each day is the perfect way to engage in God's Word with your loved ones. Our Bible time happens in the mornings right after breakfast and morning chores. We usually sing a few hymns, pray, read a Bible story, and work on scripture memorization. Recently, I had the opportunity to review Crossway's ESV Family Devotional Bible. (Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the … [Read more...]

Grapevine Studies: Review of “The Birth of Jesus – Beginner” Study

Bible study is a regular part of our day. Beginning our school days in God's Word and prayer is foundational. So I'm always on the lookout for new curricula or Bible study materials to use with our girls that challenges them in new ways, applies different learning styles, and works for multiple ages. Recently, Grapevine Studies provided me with the opportunity to take my little ones on a journey to Bethlehem to learn about Jesus' birth in their Birth of Jesus- Beginner study. In exchange for … [Read more...]

ESV Journaling Bible {Review & Giveaway!}

I recently discovered the ESV Journaling Bible from Crossway, and as an avid journal-keeper, I was excited when Crossway offered me the opportunity to review it and give one away to a special reader. (See below for giveaway details.) I don't believe anyone can have too many Bibles. Personally, I use my beloved Life Application Study Bible and an ESV translation for my Community Bible Study on a daily basis. Both Bibles are marked up with notes and highlighted and underlined passages, and … [Read more...]

Bible Memory Work for Kids (with Free Chart)

What do your kids commit to memory? Bible verses Bible facts Poetry Math facts Hymns History timelines Foreign language vocabulary Spelling & phonics rules Bible stories Nursery rhymes Fairy tales The list could go on I know. For children, memorization comes easy because their brains are still flexible and retain quickly what they see and hear. My kids and I are memorizing 1 John 4:7-10, and let's just say that they had it memorized a lot more quickly than I did. … [Read more...]

10 Scriptures on Rest {Free Printable}

Aside from weekly meal plan posts, this blog has been pretty silent since November. Let's just say I've been weary. I've felt not only physical exhaustion, but my soul has been restless. My to-do lists have become a burden when they should be a tool. The "things I want to do" have been neglected because of all the "things I have to do." Consequently, my temper has been short and my attitude pretty stinky. Right now, all I want is rest and peace, but December has not been restful or peaceful. … [Read more...]

Make Time for God

This is Day 10 of our series on "Surviving & Thriving with a Newborn" -- part of the 31 day writing challenge hosted by the Nester. Every day in October I'll be sharing a tip about how to make the most of and enjoy the sleep-deprived newborn days. For a list of all the posts in this series, click here. Before Abigail was born, I woke up around 5:15 every morning for coffee and quiet time with God. That 30 minutes of quiet concentration helped me focus on Him and His plan for my day. … [Read more...]

Have You Become Complacent in Your Walk with God?

This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for details. Contentment is a daily trial for me. Like being patient and guarding my tongue, I struggle to find joy in my circumstances. Philippians 4:11-13 are verses I read and meditate on often in hopes of procuring an ounce of Paul's contentment. Part of my struggle with contentment is not just in trusting that God supplies all my needs, but the fact that I have always equated contentment with complacency. And I … [Read more...]

What “Bible Time” with Littles Looks Like + A Giveaway!!!

This post contain affiliate links. Thanks for supporting my website! See my disclosure policy for more details. Last week I posted about an amazing Bible curriculum the girls and I are working through called Bible Road Trip. For more details about what Bible Road Trip is, check out that post. This week I want to share how we're using this 3-year survey of the Bible, including the note booking pages, with our little people (ages 5, 3, & 2 years). I also want to give you a glimpse … [Read more...]

A Bible Study for Kids You’ll Love!

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting our family. See my disclosure policy for more info. Recently, I've mentioned in passing about this amazing Bible curriculum I'm using with my young girls, ages 5, 3, & 2. In the past, we have taken our daily Bible study time in several different directions: We've read through this children's Bible and this one. We have used and loved ABC Jesus Loves Me, a free Bible and preschool curriculum for ages 2-5. We have done … [Read more...]