January 20, 2017

Journey Through Lent with Devotions for Easter

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While it's only January, I'm very much ready for Spring to be here. I'm also looking forward to the Easter holiday and celebration of Jesus' resurrection. One of the things that I have decided to do this year is dedicate a special Bible study during the Lent season. With only forty days left until Lent actually begins (March 1, 2017), I've been blessed with Devotions for Easter, a beautiful study resource that's perfect for the days leading up to the holiday.

January 18, 2017

Teaching Young Children Ways to Cope with Their Emotions, Plus a Helpful Resource

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Day in and day out, our lives can entail a hodgepodge of emotions and feelings. Each one of us handles circumstances differently, but many adults for the most part have an idea on the socially acceptable way to handle these emotions. Children on the other hand, especially younger ones, may need a little extra guidance on how to process those feelings.

With toddlers and preschoolers, for instance, there is so much going on in their lives. They have a newfound independence and are learning new things each and everyday. Their advancing communications skills allow them to express their wants and needs a little easier. Of course, there are times when they may need a little help managing how to express those needs and wants in an acceptable way. That's where we as caregivers and parents come in.

January 16, 2017

Journaling Through God's Word with the NKJV Notetaking Bible

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It's a new year and I strive to continue growing my walk with God and keeping in His word. What better way to start of the year then with wonderful tools and resources that allow me to do this, am I right? Bible journaling is something that I started doing in early adulthood and just continued with it for about twenty plus years (I probably just hinted at my age range there). I would keep notebooks and separate journals to jot down favorite scripture passages and words that were personally spoken to me by God. It wasn't until a few months ago that I started delving into journaling in an actual Bible. Recently, I was introduced to another Bible that was created for this specific purpose, the NKJV Notetaking Bible.

January 13, 2017

The Berenstain Bears Hugs and Kisses Sticker & Activity Book + Valentine's Day GIVEAWAY

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I know it's only January, but I'm already anxious for summer to be here! Living in Upstate New York we do have quite a while before that even happens. I'm not going to lie, this is probably my least favorite time of the year. I tend to miss the Christmas season and the cold, gloomy weather....well let's just say I'd much prefer a warm and sunny day.

With that being said, we still do have a few fun holidays coming up, like Valentine's Day for instance. For me, I say bring on the chocolate and hugs! Honestly, I never need a special reason to say "I love you" to my family. I guess there's still something extra special about having a holiday where everything is all mushy and decked out in hearts, oh and of course having a new holiday release from that beloved Bear family is always fun. We've been getting an early start on our Valentine's Day celebration with the new Hugs and Kisses Sticker & Activity Book.

January 12, 2017

Devotions for the Whole Family: Kingdom Family Devotional by Tony Evans and Jonathan Evans

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Can you believe that we're almost in the middle of January?! Where does the time go? I know a lot of folks out there have been starting up their New Year's resolutions, while others may still be contemplating theirs. Of course, making a declaration to change something in your life for the better, can be welcomed pretty much anytime of the year.

I don't always make New Year's resolutions, but have decided that this year I want to delve deeper in my walk with God. Now don't get me wrong, I've already been keeping in my walk with God, reading His word, and even teaching my son all about Jesus and the Bible. With that being said, I'm only human and therefore not perfect. There's always room for improvement no matter how close you are to God.
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