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.

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!

Christmas Meditations Bible Study

Do you ever feel like you have lost the joy and wonder of Christmas?

In the midst of too busy schedules and trying to meet everyone else’s expectations, it’s easy to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas.

This year, it can be different.

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If you want to rediscover the joy and wonder of Christmas, the brand new Christmas Meditations Bible Study is for you.

Thankful Meditations

It’s November. And, November means … Thanksgiving.

I love Thanksgiving – the history, the meaning, the time to slow down and truly thank God for His many blessings.

Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is all too easily swallowed up in our fast-paced lives.

Do you long to pause and give God the worship and thanks He so richly deserves? This Thankful Meditations Bible Study Pack will help you do just that!

Thanksgiving is quickly becoming nothing more than “turkey day”, a day to watch football, or a day to get a head start on our Black Friday shopping.

This year, more than ever, I want it to be different.

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?

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.