Miracles in the Garden

Miracles in the Garden

A 15′ x15′ plot of the dirt. That’s what my family began with last summer when we joined a community garden. Hard clay and weeds resided in our garden square. With shovels and pitch forks and hoes, my family worked away, digging and turning and flinging dirt. Every once and awhile, we’d stop to breathe […]

Sharing the Easter Story with Your Kids

Sharing the Easter Story with Your Kids

Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead . . . ~1 Peter 1:3 (NIV)~ The week leading up to Easter is an opportune time to share the Easter […]

My Recently Published Devotion

My Recently Published Devotion

First off, I’m thrilled to be back here after a short break. These last few weeks have been oh-so-busy. Lots of good stuff, though, including birthday celebrations for my son and me and a family trip to the mountains. On another note, I just found out that a family devotion I wrote last fall was […]

You’re A Hoot! Valentine’s Cards

You’re A Hoot! Valentine’s Cards

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, my little guy and I spent some time yesterday making cards. We usually pick up a package or two of the premade cards at the store for the classroom exchanges.  But this year, we decided to change things up and make the cards ourselves. My little guy loves doing […]

Advent Stockings

Advent Stockings

With the month of December just around the corner, I can hardly wait to begin counting down the days until Christmas with my little guy. This year, I’m trying something new: Advent Stockings. Recently I was flipping through a catalog of a popular home furnishing store when I spotted a picture of a garland with […]

Story Writing Activities for Kids

Story Writing Activities for Kids

My six-year-old loves to hear a good story. And he loves to tell one too. Being a writer, I’m tickled he loves stories. So recently, I created some writing and storytelling activities for him with the hope of sparking his creativity and strengthening his literacy skills. To my delight, he enjoys these activities and learns […]