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3 Ways To Weigh Ministry Opportunities

I feel something BIG happening in the church as a whole right now. I am seeing more and more of the beautiful balance of worshipping and filling up on the weekend within the corporate worship setting in order to pour ourselves out throughout the week. Giving and serving and loving the ones God has surrounded […]


Fall Faith Covenants

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather, the beautiful fall colors and the start of a new school year. Even though I myself haven’t been in school for many, many years I still have an urge to go clothes shopping every fall because I have this sense of wanting a […]

True Christian Living - Romans 12 Scripture Memory Cards

True Christian Living – Scripture Memory Cards

The October scripture cards are here for the Kids in the Word Family Scripture Memory Challenge! I love Romans 12:9-21. We have memorized pieces of this scripture but never the whole thing together. When I read through it, I am encouraged and convicted in my parenting. What a wonderful scripture to learn as a family as well! […]

Real-Life Heroes for Kids ~ And a $50 Christian History Giveaway!

Real-Life Heroes ~ And a $50 Christian History Giveaway!

Kids are built in hero-makers, aren’t they? They love to find heroes, and they’re quite good at it. From Elmo and Dora to the NBA’s LeBron James and the WNBA’s Maya Moore, kids develop overt appreciation for others. Where are all the real heroes? The Bible is full of hero stories. Not all “hero stories” […]

The Importance of Cell Phone and Internet Contracts for Kids

The Importance of a Cell Phone and Internet Contract for Teens and Kids

I didn’t get my first cell phone until I was 21, and the only internet access I had was a computer (on dial up!) in the living room. It wasn’t hard for my parents to know what I was doing. These days, children are given access to the internet and cell phones at an earlier […]

How do you help your children navigate social media?

Social Media and Our Kids

Social Media is everywhere. It seems like every time we turn around, there is a new outlet for social media. Every sign says “Like us on Facebook” or “Follow us on Twitter.” With the way that social media is changing our society, how do we train our children in social media? What are some good […]

Bear False Witness

Do Not Bear False Witness

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I have appreciated the way it has allowed me to stay in touch with friends who have settled all over the country. For an Army brat like me it has been a valuable tool. I have been able to see pictures of my friends’ children, hear about […]

Teach theology to kids in just a few minutes a day!

Teach Kids Theology in Just a Few Minutes a Day!

Hans looked up at Katie and did his best to snort like his father. She rolled her eyes. Martin picked up a small bound book and waved it. “Alas, what manifold misery I beheld! The common people, especially in the villages, know nothing at all of Christian doctrine.” (1) The reformer snorted again. Down the […]


Spear In One Hand, Tool In The Other

Have you ever read the account in Nehemiah when he rebuilt the wall around Jerusalem? If not, go read it right HERE. It may take a while to get the full context, but it’s totally worth it! Several weeks ago at Journey, my home church, Pastor Jimmy taught through this particular story. I have read this […]


Being a Light

When I was a kid, I remember going spelunking (cave exploring) with my dad a few times when we were living in Southern Arizona. I remember these adventures fondly. I always thought it was amazing to consider what we might find in the different locations. We never went in far (we weren’t serious cavers, and […]

God is Our Refuge and Strength Psalm 46 1-11 Scripture Memory Cards

God is Our Refuge & Strength – Scripture Memory Cards

The September scripture cards are here for the Kids in the Word Family Scripture Memory Challenge! We will be memorizing Psalm 46: 1-11, with a beautiful reminder that no matter what happens we do not have to fear because God is with us and will help us! So many songs come to mind when I read through […]

Childrens Bible Roundup part 2

Children’s Bible Roundup Part 2

This post is the conclusion to our two-part piece reviewing Toddler and Preschool Bibles. If you missed Part 1, you can catch up here. If you did read Part 1, you’ve already read my introduction, so I’ll move right into the reviews. Jesus Calling Bible Storybook by Sarah Young As seems to be the habit among […]

Childrens Bible Roundup from Kids in the Word

Children’s Bible Roundup

I have an addiction: Children’s Bibles. It’s not that I don’t think having just one is sufficient, but I find that different versions excel in different areas. I find myself really enjoying being able to tap into those different strengths, depending on which part of the Bible we are studying. Often times I will read […]

Training Littles with the Teen Years in Mind | Danika Cooley for Kids in the Word

Training Littles with the Teen Years in Mind

I have a wise friend who often quotes her mother’s words to her: “The toddler you allow today is the teen you live with tomorrow.” Amen, sister. That’s some wisdom right there. My husband and I are standing on the cusp of the teen years for the third and fourth time. Somehow, wisdom is always […]

Seven fabulous Christian magazines for children under age 12!

Seven Fabulous Christian Children’s Magazines

I love magazines. They’re like dessert–graphic, engaging, and fun to read. My kids have picked up my love of magazines from me (and who doesn’t love receiving mail?), and I thought I’d share my favorite Christian children’s magazines with you. (Full disclosure: I’ve written for a number of these magazines.) If you’re looking for magazines […]