September 23, 2016

While My Child is Away {My Prayers For When We Are Apart} by Edie Melson

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When I was pregnant with my son, the obstetrician's office that I attended would have a group meet-up with other women who were also having babies around the same time as I was. We'd sit around for an hour or two discussing all kinds of topics from pregnancy, to being a mom (or soon to be mom), and just about everything else. It was a great group of ladies and I had a lot of fun attending, especially as a first-time mom. 

One day, as we sat around in a circle, my midwife had asked everyone if they had any worries, cares, or concerns that they'd like to talk about. I went first and shared how I just hoped and prayed that my son would be healthy and that everything would go okay with the birth. Then I blurted out how I'm pretty much worried about anything and everything. Perhaps it was because the road to becoming blessed with a baby was little bumpy or maybe it was just maternal instincts setting in early. Honestly it could've been a little of both. As I talked, I could feel the tears swell up in my eyes as I tried to hold them back. 

September 22, 2016

Building Faith, Wisdom, and Strength: NIV Bible for Teen Guys

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Living in today's world can be quite trying for just about anyone. Teens can especially feel the highs and lows that come with living their everyday life. They are still children in a sense, but on the verge of having adult responsibilities and pressures. Sometimes it's not just pressure coming from those extra responsibilities, but even from their own peers. Fitting in, doing the right thing, staying out of trouble–these are all things we want for our children. We all need the Word of God in our lives, and it's especially important as children get older that they do not lose their way. The NIV Bible for Teen Guys is an amazing tool and guide that can help male teenagers not lose sight of the Lord's will for their life.

September 21, 2016

The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

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There's something special about reading God's word right before bed. Perhaps it's just the feeling of ending the day on a good note with a positive message from the Bible. How about a good devotional that offers a little extra encouragement? Those are always really nice, too. My son and I typically read together many times throughout the day, but getting in that extra bedtime story (or two, or three, or four) is such a nice snuggle time moment for us.  

September 20, 2016

The Beginner’s Bible, Holy Bible, NIrV

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I always tell those I know, if they're on the hunt for their child's first official Bible, then they should definitely check in with me. My family and I have been blessed with so many opportunities to read some of today's most amazing children's ministry books, I'm always happy to recommend them to others. Just recently we've been getting an introduction to The Beginner's Bible series with their newly updated NIrV Holy Bible.

September 19, 2016

Itsy Bitsy Christmas You're Never Too Little for His Love by Max Lucado

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With all of the fun holidays coming up, we have been taking a look at some pretty awesome books that celebrate this time of year. Last week, I shared a cute book that offers the kiddos a little counting enjoyment while we welcome in the autumn season (Be sure to head on over here to enter to win a copy).