Picking Berries {Scripture in the Summer Sneak Peek}

Picking Berries {Scripture in the Summer Sneak Peek}

Hey Friends!  Have you heard? I am super excited to share a sneak peek of something that has been brewing in my mind for a few months.  Every year, summer seems to fly by and even though we have a lot of fun -- I was looking for a way to use these seasonal activities in a way that drew us all as a family closer to Christ.  As I reflected on our usual schedule, I realized many of the daily activities we were already doing could easily tie into lessons found in Scripture (the Bible).  I started … [Read more...]

Now Available!  Scripture in the Summer

Now Available! Scripture in the Summer

Do you ever feel like you want to "do more" when it comes to sharing your faith with your kids or teaching them about the Bible?  Do you sometimes wonder if you are missing key opportunities, but don't know where to start when it comes to family faith talks? Scripture is the Summer is a downloadable e-book filled with simple, family fun activities that will get you headed in the right direction.  Built around the typical summer (warm-weather) activities, this e-book features suggestions such … [Read more...]

Making Summer Meaningful with Simple Family Activities

Making Summer Meaningful with Simple Family Activities

Around here, we start counting down the days until the glorious season of summer months in advance.  As we take down the Valentine's Day decorations, we start dreaming about ice cream cones, flip flops, walking by the lake, and being able to go outside without 4 layers of clothes on (we're a snowy city!). Yet, even though we pine for summer and anticipate it's coming for weeks on end, it always seem to float away like a dandelion in the wind.  We've tried various methods to hang onto the … [Read more...]

Creative Backyard Games

Creative Backyard Games

Summer gives kids a healthy break to unwind before a new year of learning. Those weeks, though, can drag when the weather gets too hot or too rainy or the days just feel too repetitive. There are only so many museums, pools (indoor or outdoor), parks and sports activities that kids can enjoy until the novelty runs out. And, let’s face it, most kids think their own house is usually pretty boring. Parents know what happens when kids get bored. Either those dreaded devices come out…again. Or … [Read more...]

Summer Family Fun in Put-In-Bay (Ohio)

Summer Family Fun in Put-In-Bay (Ohio)

After our trip to Put-in-Bay last year, the kids begged to return again this year.  So, this last weekend, we climbed inside the car and away we went.  We weren't quite as diligent with our starting time (partly because we stopped at the Original Breakfast Place before hitting the road), but we pulling onto the highway about 9:30 and on our way to our favorite Island Getaway. The boat ride aboard Miller's Ferry was a blast as usual and we were happy to discover that you can actually park for … [Read more...]

Summer Theme Nights 2017

Summer Theme Nights 2017

Summer is here and with it comes some amazing theme nights!  Check them out below!     … [Read more...]