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What a GrUVy Summer!

What a GrUVy Summer!

How's your summer going so far?  Pretty hot?  Yeah, us too. We love using WATER to keep cool in the summer (you too?)  Sprinklers, kiddie pools, the neighbors "real" pool, water play -- you name it, we're in.  That's why I was SUPER THRILLED to be chosen to try out a swimsuit from GrUVyWear for my two year old daughter.  GrUVyWear swim clothes are made from comfortable, quick-drying fabric and provide a UPF (Ultravoilet Protection Factor) of 50+, which means it blocks about 97.5% of the sun's … [Read more...]

Thinking. Loving. Doing. {Book Review}

When I saw the title of this book, I was intrigued. With John Piper as one of the general editors and contributions by Francis Chan and RC Sproul, I figured it had to be good.  Unfortunately, it did really seem to live up to the hype.  I probably underlined the most in the Rick Warren chapter, and I'm not a huge Rick Warren fan. I love the premise of the book.  We're called to think critically about things, love others, and do something about the words we're reading in Scripture.  However, I … [Read more...]

Story Time in the Park: Bugs!

Story Time in the Park: Bugs!

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Story Time in the Park?  There is something so magical about the event.  Every week, we gather for a few stories and crafts and then everyone heads to the playground to push their kids on swings and watch the youngsters run around while chatting about weekend activities or the latest in family affairs.  It feels like such a community.  We get a lot of the same families back week after week, and we've already had three families return from last year, and I … [Read more...]

Christian Clip Art (FREE!!)

Christian Clip Art (FREE!!)

You probably already know how hard it is to find quality illustrations for your lesson.  Kids respond better when they have something to look at, but you can't always find a great clipart for some of the more obscure narratives in the Bible.  Even if you do find one, you might not have permission to use it.  Ugh. Enter Christian Clip Arts!  This site is full of high-quality clipart for all kinds of Scipture passages.   Best of all, it's free!   Each clip comes with a short synopsis, including … [Read more...]

I Don’t Have Issues.

I Don’t Have Issues.

When I first saw Nicole Unice's book on the Tyndale's Blogger program, the words that caught my eye were "control freak" in the subtitle. This must be a book for me, I thought.  I even went as far as writing the release date on my calendar. However, as I started to read through the few chapters, I didn't connect with the book. I put it on the dresser and forgot about it. Late one night, a few weeks later,  I was spending an inordinate amount of time sitting in my 2 year old's room, … [Read more...]

This is why my office is always a mess…

This is why my office is always a mess…

  Can you relate?  :) … [Read more...]