My Easter Notebook

Would you like an Easter activity that will point your kids back to the true meaning of Easter? How about a fun Easter notebook activity for your Sunday School class? Do you need an activity to keep kids quietly occupied while your church enjoys an Easter breakfast?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of these, you will want to download the My Easter Notebook printables.

Filled with Bible verse activities, the My Easter Notebook is a great way to discuss the true meaning of Easter with your elementary-aged kids.

Printable Easter Finger Puzzle with Bible Verses

Looking for a simple yet super-fun craft for Easter? You just found it – the Easter finger puzzle!

Looking for a simple yet super-fun craft for Easter? This adorable Easter Finger Puzzle is perfect to make at home with your own kids or in a classroom.

These adorable Easter Finger Puzzles are perfect to make with your own kids at home or in a classroom. They would also be great to hand out to kids at a church sunrise breakfast on Easter morning or slipped into an Easter basket to remind your kids of the true meaning of Easter. These printables can be printed in full color or black and white (allowing kids to color their own.)

To the Christian Woman Who Is Crippled By Self-Doubt

Lessons from the Life of Moses

Do you ever struggle with self-doubt?

Self-doubt can be crippling. Trust me. I speak from experience on this one.

I have been struggling with so much self-doubt lately.

Do you struggle with self-doubt? Do you feel that God can't really use you? Are you hesitating to step forward because you are afraid that you will fail?

I am not being the wife and mom that I desire to be, and I feel that I am failing my husband and children.

My homeschooling attempts feel completely inadequate.

Grocery shopping and meal preparations have been far from stellar lately. (Last evening after waiting 45 minutes for my rice maker to make the rice, my 8 year old son checked it and informed me that I had never pushed “start”. For Pete’s sake, how hard is it to make rice in a rice maker? I did get dinner on the table – by 7:20 p.m.)

And this blog? I want to write from my heart. I want to encourage and inspire you to keep on teaching your kids about the Bible. But, the last few days I have been so close to closing it down – because I seriously don’t have what it takes to run this blog.

Do you ever struggle with the crippling effects of self-doubt? Do you ever feel like “throwing in the towel” because you just don’t have what it takes to keep on going?

A Super-Simple Family Bible Study Plan for Busy Families

We have all heard it said over and over again: “If you don’t have a plan, you will fail.”

This certainly holds true for family Bible study!

My husband and I are committed to studying the Bible with our kids. In fact, it’s not hard for us to be consistent with family Bible study when we have a good devotional or Bible study resource that we are working through. But, when we finish one book and don’t have another one to jump into, we quickly get… stuck. Sidetracked. Unsure of what to do next.

Days, weeks, even months can go by while we flounder with family Bible study – simply because we lack a plan.

But, thanks to The Bible Study Toolkit from Faith Along the Way, I now have a family Bible study plan for my own family – for those difficult, “in between” times.

Bible Verse Marble Maze

Sunday School + Craft Time + 3rd and 4rth Grade Boys can be… difficult.

My 3rd and 4rth grade girls (and one or two boys) love to make crafts in Sunday School. But, many of the boys immediately rebel at the mere thought of craft time.

I wanted to come up with a craft idea that would be appealing to the boys (and the girls!) while helping to reinforce the verse we have been memorizing. Then, I saw these Paper Plate Marble Mazes from Buggy and Buddy – and knew that I could adapt them to a Sunday School craft that ALL of my kids would love!

12 Super-Fun, Easy-Prep Sunday School Games Your Students Will Love

If you teach Sunday School, you need Sunday school games that your kids will love.

You need exciting, active, kid-friendly games that you can pull together quickly, that don’t require tons of expensive supplies, and that will keep your students engaged.

Here are 12 super-fun, easy-prep Sunday school games your students will love. Each of these games can be used with questions from the lesson that you are currently teaching. These games are are sure to add some excitement to your class.

You need exciting, kid-friendly games that you can pull together quickly. Here are 12 super-fun, easy-prep Sunday school games your students will love.

Best part? Once you find 5 or 6 of these games that your class loves, you can keep the supplies on hand, rotate through those games, and never have to wonder what you will do with your kids in Sunday school each week. Good bye to the Saturday night blues!

Do You Really Believe that God Loves You?

5 Lies That Prevent Christians From Fully Knowing God's Love

Do you know, I mean REALLY KNOW that God loves you?

Or, is there just a sliver of a doubt in your mind and heart?

Do you struggle with doubts about whether God really loves you? Are you believing one of these lies that will prevent you from accepting God's love?

When it comes to God’s love, there are times when I doubt, big time.

It is hard for me to believe that God really and truly sees me and loves me.

Because, I know who I am. I know the thoughts in my heart. I know my sins and my failures. I know my own selfishness and pride and anger. And I wonder, “How can God truly love me?”