The Secret Reason You Are Failing at Family Devotions

(And What You Can Do to Start Changing That Today!)

Can we talk candidly for a moment about family devotions?

Honestly, I don’t know of any other topic that can make Christian parents feel like failures as quickly as the topic of family devotions.

Because we have ALL failed time and time again in this area.

Do you feel like you are failing at family devotions? It doesn't have to be that way! Here's one thing that you can do to make family devotions a reality.|The Secret Reason You Are Failing at Family Devotions | Path Through the Narrow Gate

If you are a Christian parent, you know that teaching your kids about the God of the Bible is the most important thing that you can do in your parenting.

There’s no question about this.

But yet, many times our mornings are too hectic to possibly squeeze in a couple of minutes of Bible time. Many nights go by when we are just too exhausted from our busy days to put in the emotional, mental, and physical energy to pull the Bible off the shelf and share God’s truths with our children.

And, far too often, these Bible-less days and nights turn into weeks, months, and even years.

Mother/Daughter Bible Reading Journal

A Simple Way to Encourage Your Tween or Teen Daughter to Read the Bible

Would you like to encourage your tween or teen daughter to develop a habit of daily Bible reading while also building a stronger relationship with her? Here’s a simple way to do just that!

Would you like to encourage your tween or teen daughter to develop a habit of daily Bible reading while also building a stronger relationship with her? If so, this Mother/Daughter Bible Reading Journal is designed to help you do just that!|Path Through the Narrow Gate.com

Anytime that we desire to build a good habit, it is helpful to know that someone else is sharing this journey with us. Our children are no different!

I firmly believe that the best way to encourage our kids to read the Bible for themselves is to let them see us reading it and to read it with them.

The Mother/Daughter Bible Reading Journal is a perfect way to hold your daughter accountable, while also encouraging her to hold you accountable in your Bible reading.

All you need to get started is a notebook and a Bible.

3 Secrets About Hospitality – That Your Mother Didn’t Tell You!

I come from a family that prioritized hospitality. My Grandmas, my aunts, my mom – they invited people into their immaculately clean homes every Sunday afternoon to share a pot roast dinner and homemade pie for dessert.

Talk about a lot of pressure to live up to.

Looking at my mom’s hospitality, I can easily see that I don’t measure up. But, does that mean that I am failing in hospitality?

Nope! Because there are some secrets to hospitality that my momma didn’t tell me.

Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of hospitality? Here are three secrets that make hospitality much easier, that your mother may not have told you!|Path Through the Narrow Gate

12 Seriously Fun Memory Verse Bible Games

Do you help children memorize Bible verses? Whether you are teaching one child at home or 25 children in a classroom, you need easy ways to make memory verse time seriously fun. These 12 games will help you to do exactly that – with very little prep time and using objects you probably already have in your home.

12 Seriously Fun Bible Memory Games (Perfect for home or classroom use!)|Path Through the Narrow Gate

The Easiest Way to Make a Bible Verse Printable

Whether you are teaching a verse to your own family or teaching it to a Sunday school class, whether you want to tape a verse to your fridge or cut it apart to make a Bible verse puzzle, sometimes you need a Bible verse printable – fast!

This tutorial shows step-by-step EXACTLY how to make Bible verse printables quickly and easily in Canva - even if you aren't a computer genius.|Path Through the Narrow Gate

In this tutorial, I am going to show you step-by-step EXACTLY how you can make Bible verse printables quickly and easily – even if you aren’t a computer genius.

Are you ready to create an amazing Bible verse printable?

Printable Sermon Notes Sheet

Providing young listeners with a sermon notes page is an excellent way to help them focus on the sermon.

These free printable sermon notes pages are double-sided and include a Sunday morning checklist, space for sermon notes and application, and a take-home challenge. These pages offer parents and kids a wonderful opportunity to discuss the sermon.

These free printable sermon notes pages include a Sunday morning checklist, space for sermon notes and application, and a take-home challenge.|Path Through the Narrow Gate

“Promotion Sunday” is coming up in my church, during which a fresh crop fifth graders are introduced into the preaching service. And, this year, my twins are among those sitting through the service for the first time. So, when my friend Lisa asked me to work with her in coming up with a printable sermon notes page for our church, I was super excited.

Does Prayer Seem Like an Overwhelming Chore?

Practical Steps to Take When Prayer Seems Overwhelming

Here’s a secret about prayer:

Sweeping the floor is easier than praying.

No, seriously! It really is.

And sweeping the floor is a really good thing to do. In fact, it is necessary.

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The problem is that sweeping the floor doesn’t have eternal results. At least, not in my house.

Prayer, on the other hand? Prayer has ETERNAL results.