• FAITH

    Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge: Thankfulness

    October is right around the corner and I’m a little ahead of the game this month with the Scripture writing challenge. Like I mentioned last month the theme for October is Thankfulness. I’ll speak for myself here: I am a selfish, greedy person. If I’m not careful I can easily forget that everything I have is thanks to God. It can be all too easy to get into the entitlement trap and think that I deserve what I have (the good stuff of course). But that isn’t how things work. I need to remember that and come to God with a humble heart and with thanksgiving. And since Canadian Thanksgiving…

  • BOOKS,  FAITH,  PARENTING

    The Best Parenting Books Every Christian Parent Should Read

    The unofficial theme here this month is “parenting”, which I kicked off with a parenting themed Scripture writing challenge a few weeks ago. Of course I couldn’t have a themed month without a book list! I wanted to share some of the best biblical-based parenting books I have read over the years. But first I wanted to share a disclaimer and say that these books in no way take priority over reading the Bible and discovering for ourselves what God has called us to as parents. That being said, I find good biblical-based parenting books can be very encouraging, if you are looking for some, here are eleven of my…

  • FAITH

    The Benefits of Writing Out the Scriptures

    I recently shared that I have been taking each day to participate in a Scripture writing plan. It’s not the first time I have done so but this is the first time I have continued with such dedication and over the last few months I have seen some great benefits of writing out the Bible and because I think it could be a benefit to every believer to do so I wanted to take a few minutes to share some of the benefits of writing out the Scriptures.   TWO WAYS I WRITE OUT THE SCRIPTURES But first I wanted to share two different ways I tend to write out…

  • FAITH,  PARENTING

    Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge: Parenting

    I mentioned in my last post that I have really been enjoying Scripture writing over the last number of months (and on and off over the last number of years). I have been printing off a monthly Scripture writing challenge for the last few months which has been good but that particular site basis their verses off of the Bible study they are currently going through and because I don’t pay for the Bible study the monthly Scripture writing can feel a little all over the place. So, I decided to do what I always decide to do in this kind of situation: make my own. If I were really…

  • FAITH,  HOMESCHOOL

    How We Approach Bible Time and Bible Journaling in our Homeschool

    Welcome to a new series where I am going more in-depth on all the different subjects we will be tackling this school year! If you want an overview of our homeschool day/week/month you can take a look at our three-part homeschool rhythm. One area I knew I really wanted to do better this year in our homeschool was the Bible. I have tried a few different things (plans, methods, children’s Bible’s, etc) in the past and have not really been very good with sticking with them. One of the ways I plan on making sure I follow through this year is by having our family Bible reading at the beginning…

  • FAITH

    A Life Poured Out

    You know those times where it just feels like certain themes keep popping up all over the place? That’s been happening to me for the last few months. This time the theme is the idea of living a life poured out. Though, I didn’t realize the theme until last week when we were finishing studying 2 Timothy in church and verse six in chapter four jumped out at me, Paul says: “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering” . . .     Let me back up about four months, to when I was reading A Body in the Library by Agatha Christie – I promise this…

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