Why Motherhood Matters {Book Review}

Why Motherhood Matters {Book Review}

Do you ever feel that motherhood is simply overwhelming? Maybe you’re a brand-new mom battling the exhaustion of sleepless nights. Or, maybe you’re a more seasoned mom spending your days working or homeschooling and your evenings chauffeuring your children to their activities, cleaning, cooking, and handling the myriad of other responsibilities that come with being a mom. Sometimes it all feels a bit much, leaving you wondering if it all really matters. If this sounds like you—check out Why … [Read more...]

Marathons: a vision for Christ’s church

Marathons: a vision for Christ’s church

While I finish up radiation treatments, this have been a little quiet here on Growing Kids Ministry.  I thought it might be a perfect time to share a few guest posts.  The following is an excerpt from Talking with God (released March 21st).  Read more about the book and the author, Adam Weber at adamweber.com.  I am not a runner. I like to walk. Walking is good. But running is a different story. You’ll never see me running without a legitimate reason. Like for a Chipotle burrito. I might … [Read more...]

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

It's not always easy to find high quality material for older kids when it comes to teaching the basics of Christianity.  It's hard to find that perfect balance between diving deep and still being understandable.  As kids grow and mature, we want to be able to dig deeper into the truths of the Bible without losing them along the way. When I heard about The Radical Book for Kids, I was certainly curious, but a little skeptical too.  I have read through many resources designed for preteens and … [Read more...]

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents (Book Review)

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents (Book Review)

When you first begin thinking about becoming a parent, your mind is flooded with cute little onesies and cuddly moments. Often images of children laughing through a field of flowers sneak in there too. Of course, if you've been a parent for more than 10 minutes you know this is not always the case. That's why I was so glad to see a book like Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Became Parents.  I'm a big fan of Gary Chapman really enjoyed his five love languages book, so I was happy to give … [Read more...]

{New} Easy to Understand Children’s Bible (Resource Review)

{New} Easy to Understand Children’s Bible (Resource Review)

I'm always on the lookout for a good kids Bible so I was delighted to see if the International Children's Bible in a recent Dispatch box. This Bible is unique in that it was the first translation of the Scriptures prepared specifically for children. Translated from the original languages this Bible seeks to be simple enough for children to read and understand it for themselves. Senses are short and uncomplicated, and difficult words are turned into simpler synonyms. Unfamiliar words are … [Read more...]

Simple Pleasures: Book Review

Simple Pleasures: Book Review

Simple pleasures is sometimes I often long for in our every day living.  Too often, I'm laying in bed at night, recounting the day, and realizing that I've gone yet another day without truly savoring the gift that it was. This book, Simple Pleasures, by Marianne Jantzi, is a wonderful reminder to to savor the every day moments that make up a life filled with love.   Her stories are short and sweet and filled with a tangled web of memories that we all so often feel and … [Read more...]