Teaching the Catechism to Kids (Lesson Round-Up)

Teaching the Catechism to Kids (Lesson Round-Up)

We recently finished a series on the Catechism for Boys and Girls using the Great Commission Kids' Quest curriculum.  It was a great set of lessons for us and it could be a terrific resource for parents as well.  We adapted a few of the lessons and added games and crafts, so you should be able to find something for almost any age group. Check out our first set of 13 lessons in this Round Up!  Click on the picture or link below for more details on the lessons. Question #1 Who Made … [Read more...]

Terrific Bible Study Resource: The BE Series

Terrific Bible Study Resource: The BE Series

Recently, we've been on the hunt for new Sunday School curriculum.  A few years back, we went to an church-wide curriculum program with The Story and it was met with rave reviews. After The Story, we gave LifeWay's Bible Studies for Life curriculum a try.  It's pretty safe to say that one tanked.   People couldn't really connect to the material and discussions were seriously stifled.  Thus, we're on the hunt again for Sunday School curriculum.  People loved the concept of The Story and … [Read more...]

Notes from a Blue Bike {Book Review + Giveaway}

Notes from a Blue Bike {Book Review + Giveaway}

It's not often that I find a book whose message flows seamlessly into my life and yet still challenges me to make some real changes in my daily living.  Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider does just that. I've been a fan of Tsh's since I stumbled onto her blog The Simple Mom (now renamed The Art of Simple) a few years back.  I loved listening to her interview with Darren Rowse via ProBlogger podcast and I've admired her work as a writer … [Read more...]

I Don’t Like this Book (But Maybe I Should)

I Don’t Like this Book (But Maybe I Should)

I recently started reading through Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You written by Stasi Eldridge. You may be familiar with Stasi's earlier book Captivating which touched the hearts of many woman.  I, myself, heard good things about her work and was excited to give Becoming Myself a look. Stasi's style of writing is quietly poetic and cultivates a soft stirring within the heart of the reader.  She speaks to those often covered up and hidden places in our lives with an … [Read more...]

No More Perfect Kids {Book Review + Giveaway}

No More Perfect Kids {Book Review + Giveaway}

Motherhood is hard work. I don't know about you, but I'm constantly second-guessing my work choices, schooling choices, parenting choices, you name it!  You may have read about a bit of my struggle in my post, Where is a Woman's Place?  I'm still trying to figure it out, and it seems like I go through a "what is my purpose" crisis every month! There are a few things I'm clear about.  I want my kids to love God and I want them to know they, themselves are deeply loved.  In the midst of the … [Read more...]

Faith Begins At Home: An Interview with Mark Holmen

I hope you've been enjoying the posts from The Gathering in Costa Mesa so far.  We've heard from some amazing ministry friends and have gotten some terrific and challenging advice during the breakout sessions.  Check out some of the previous posts: God Restores by Craig Jutila God Gives us Sight Introduction God Gives us Sight by Michelle Anthony Breakout Session with Megan Fate Marshman (coming soon!) Breakout Session with Doug Fields (coming soon!) Q&A Session with Michelle … [Read more...]