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Looking for a Cheap Vacation?

It’s not too late to get away this summer for a fun, cheap, quirky road trip. That’s right, get your kicks on Route 66! I’ll blog about our adventure next week. In the meantime, if you’re looking to hit the road immediately, download one of the many road trip apps and explore the ever fascinating, […]

“How do you handle those portions of Scripture that aren’t rated ‘G’?”

When I began reading the Bible with my kids, it wasn’t long before I stumbled upon passages that were rather graphic in content. At first I panicked and tried to quickly come up with some way to convey the story to a preschooler, without arming them with information I was not ready for them to […]

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I May Have a Map for You

Did you intend to start your adventure through the Bible this year? Do you have the sinking feeling that you’ve missed your opportunity? Well, it’s not, I repeat  it’s NOT, too late. Bible reading is as good an idea in July as it was in January. Perhaps what you need is a map, a plan […]

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Make a Plan, Keep it Simple

To read with consistency, let me encourage you to make a plan to read the Bible with your kids. And if this is something you’ve not done before, let me offer you a few SIMPLE tips that might help you achieve this goal. Pray. I know this could sound like a Christian cliché, but I […]

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Meditation

This is a great time of year to teach older children (and remind ourselves) how to meditate on Scripture. Try the “40 Days of Lent” readings at bible.com. And if you need more help, follow the steps below from John Ortberg. “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”   Suggestions for Meditating on Scripture 1. […]

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Let the Journey Begin

Have you ever planned a trip through unfamiliar territory, taking a route you’ve never truly explored before? Maybe you flew over the area a couple of times and were captivated by the rugged landscape as you peered from high above. You might have even driven through at midnight, when you were tired and groggy. You […]

A Prayer for Everyday Moms (from an Everyday Dad)

Father, Lord, I am here asking that you would be very real to “everyday” Christ-following moms all over this planet. Meet them in their very real fatigue. We believe that you have come to give us life and give it to us abundantly, but for some women what a hard week this week has been […]

My Best Advice to You

This question I get a lot . . . What is the most important advice you would give to a mom who wants to begin reading the Bible with her kids? My best advice?

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She Was Staring At Us

Not too long ago my family and I stumbled into the grocery store for another adventure in shopping for food. I sent our oldest son to retrieve a “buggy” while the rest of us stood there getting our bearings. I looked up to see a young woman holding onto a cart with a baby in […]

My Tribute to Mrs. Blackburn

When I was nine, I had a Sunday School teacher named Mrs. Blackburn. (Funny, I still don’t know her first name.) On Sunday morning, Mrs. Blackburn would enter a cramped classroom with a handful of bouncy little girls. My friends and I would take our seats on the cold metal folding chairs with our backs […]