12 Outrageously Fun Road Trip Ideas for OLDER Kids

My family is going on a long car drive soon…

Which got me thinking… How can I keep my “older” kids (10, 10, and 7) happy in a car for over 5 hours?

Going on a family vacation, Sunday School outing, or youth group trip with older kids? Here are 12 Outrageously Fun Road Trip Ideas for Older Kids.

Here are 12 Outrageously Fun Road Trip Ideas for OLDER Kids. These ideas are perfect for family vacations, Sunday School outings, or long drives with your youth group.

The Sneaky Lie About Hard Work and Success

Are You Believing This Lie?

I recently realized that I have been believing a lie.

It’s one of those sneaky lies that sounds so right, so noble on the surface – and yet the more that I look at it, the more that I realize how dangerous it is.

Do you ever find yourself believing this lie: "If I work hard enough today, tomorrow will be so much better."? Here's what the Bible says about our work.

Maybe I have been prone to believe this lie because I grew up with parents who taught me to eat my peas before I could have dessert.

Maybe its because of the constant barrage of advertisements promising immediate results if I just follow their 5 step program. (Lose Weight Forever in Three Weeks with These 5 Easy Steps!)

Or, maybe its because God hard-wired me as a future thinker.

Whatever the reason, I find myself frequently thinking, “If I just work hard enough today, tomorrow will be so much better. Then, I will be able to rest and enjoy ‘success’ – a life that is made easier by financial stability, more independent children, a clean house, etc.”

Have you ever thought this?

3 Ways to Find Rest When Your Soul is Weary and Your Schedule is Hectic

Can I be completely honest for a moment?

In the words of Bilbo Baggins, “I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.”*

Are you weary? Do you know that you need to slow down and simplify, yet don't know where to start? Here are 3 Ways to Find Rest When Your Soul is Weary.| Path Through the Narrow Gate

It seems like everyone around me is gearing up for the excitement of a new school year, a new season, a new schedule, even the coming national elections.

But, my soul feels no excitement – only weariness.

Are You Protecting Your Family?

Recently, I heard about an attempted robbery at a home not far from where I live.

The would-be-robbers entered a home while the home owners were present. Thankfully, the husband had a shotgun and chased the robbers out of his home. What could have been a horrible situation ended with no injuries.

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This incident occurred during a week when my husband was out of town on a business trip. The robbers escaped. So, naturally, I panicked.

4 Practical Ways To Encourage Your Kids to Read the Bible… for Themselves!

The Bible is the most important book in the world. Yet, unfortunately, many Christians never read it.

How about you? Do you read it? And, are you encouraging your kids to read it?

How can we encourage our kids to read the Bible... for themselves? Here are four practical tips to help us intentionally teach our kids to love God's Word.

As parents, we need to be intentional about teaching our children to love God’s Words and to seek the Bible’s wisdom on a daily basis.

How can we encourage our kids to make daily Bible reading a habit?

To the Family that Has NO TIME for Family Devotions

Do you feel like you have no time for family devotions? 

On a recent survey, many of you told me that your biggest struggle with family devotions is a lack of time.

I understand this.

Our schedules are so packed that we often feel like we don’t have time to breathe. When we do get an extra 10 minutes in our day, we either collapse in a semi-comatose state watching T.V. or scrolling through facebook, or we put it into hyper-drive and try to get a little more work done.

Do you feel like you have no time for family devotions? Family devotions doesn't have to take a lot of time, especially when you follow these 5 easy steps.| Path Through the Narrow Gate.com

But, I want to ask you: What is the most important thing that you did today? What is the most important thing on your to-do list tomorrow? Stop for a moment and think about it.