Teaching your Children to Help Others

In the midst of this Christmas season, when most people think about buying gifts to lay under the tree, I thought it would be a perfect time to talk about ways to teach our children to help others in need. Isn't this something we are all still learning day to day??? Who to help? When to help? Should I help? What if I don't feel like it? These are all questions many of us ask ourselves even as adults, so finding answers is key so that we can teach our children to help others. Especially … [Read more...]

Being Thankful in Hard Times

  Written by Christy @ Fresh Fix Momma, Contributing Writer Hello November! It’s a beautiful time of year! A time of wonderful holidays, great food, family, friends and a time to reflect on everything that has happened over the past year. This time of year can bring so much joy to people but it can also bring up a lot of stress on people. Money issues, loss of family member or friends, maybe a hard time at work; there can be a lot that stresses people out and can be very … [Read more...]

Blessing Others Through The Fruit Of The Spirit

Written by Contributing Writer, Kelly @ Eyes On The Source November and December begin the busy holiday season!  (Already??)  A time meant for reflection and remembrance, which can easily turn into a time of rush and regret.  The reason for the season, the One who came to seek and save the lost...   The goal of the Christian life is to become like this Savior, but this is the very time of year that our character can be most challenged.  How can we use this time to … [Read more...]

Moms, make time for yourself

Written by Christy @ Fresh Mix Momma, *NEW* Contributing Writer Okay, fess up..how many moms out there lost themselves after they had kids? It’s a common thing that happens to many of us (especially stay at home mommies.) We are tried & exhausted from taking care of the house, work and the kids..we certainly don’t have time to do anything for ourselves! I know..I get it, we’ve all had our “I just want to stay in my yoga pants and not shower” days. but it’s time to stand up and … [Read more...]

Parenting and Educating Inspiration for the Fall

Written by Contributing Writer, Jenn @ A Simple Haven For me, August feels a bit like January. It's a time to evaluate routines, dream about the (school) year to come, set some new goals, and get inspired. My kids aren't even school-aged yet, but having been a teacher for so long and with my husband in school, I naturally break the calendar into semesters. So I look forward to the fall semester with anticipation, knowing that I have just one more year with my big girl before she starts … [Read more...]

Getting Back To The Basics Of Life

Written by Contributing Writer, Kelly @ Eyes On The Source As I write this I am preparing for a missions trip with two of my three boys.  By the time you read this we will be back already :-)  I'll put together an update post about the trip that you can find over on my blog. I am looking forward to this opportunity, especially for my 9 year old son.  We live in a society where even those of us with very little have so much more than the rest of the world.  We are … [Read more...]

Leading Little Ones To Love God’s Word

Written by Contributing Writer, Kelly @ Eyes On The Source In a recent series at church, our pastor taught on the greatest gift we can bestow upon our children..."The Blessing."  He spoke on ways to work through things we may or may have not received from our parents and how to bless our own children.  Simple really, but sometimes the words may not come as easily as they should.  What our children really need to hear is that we LOVE them and that we are PROUD of them.  No. matter. what.  And … [Read more...]

Seeing the Death of Jesus Through the Loss of a Child

  Written by Karli @ Feed Me Mama, Contributing Writer About 18 months ago, I lost my first baby. We had been trying to get pregnant for about a year, and we were completely and utterly shocked when our first ultrasound revealed that there was no heartbeat. Devastated doesn't begin to convey the roller coaster of emotions that swept my family in the coming months. I couldn't image a good reason for this pain- what would the Lord do with this loss? Could he be glorified in the midst of … [Read more...]

A Divine Calling {Motherhood}

Guest Post by Kerri of Whole Journey Mama Motherhood is a call from God. Motherhood is about being a partner with God. Motherhood is Divine. Now, having said this, do you feel this way about Motherhood when you think of it? I know often for me, it's hard to feel this sacred calling is meaningful when you are changing diapers all day, have spit up all over your shirt, have been wearing the same pj's for days, doing endless laundry and avalanches of dishes, cleaning up messes, … [Read more...]

7 {Non- Sweet} Easter Basket Ideas

Each and every Easter we enjoy filling our kids' baskets with goodies. We try to avoid sweets since they get plenty of those from school parties and family, and we just focus on non-sweet things. We already have some things on this list but I still think they are great ideas if you don't have them yet. 7 {non- sweet} Easter Basket Ideas 1. The Jesus Calling Bible Storybook We read a couple stories from the kids' bible together almost every night. We have a couple different bibles since … [Read more...]