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Top Christian Children’s Books of 2014

Top Christian Children's Books of 2014

This Christmas, our family is giving gifts a little differently than we have in years past. Instead of allowing our kids to circle catalog after catalog or even fill out a massive Christmas list, we sat down and got a little more intentional with them. We didn’t want Christmas to be ALL about the gifts. You see, it has felt for …

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A Child’s Desire: A Parent’s Need {WebSafety}


My daughter has a propensity towards art. Her desire to draw is only limited by her own imagination. But being a first born with perfectionist tendencies, I noticed her start giving up on her passion for design when she made mistakes over and over again. Unmoved by my comforting words that art is a process and that she simply needed more …

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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Journey #FollowTheBox #OCCEcuador

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox journey

If you’ve been following my Operation Christmas Child shoebox journey during my recent trip to Ecuador, now you can watch the entire process, from packing to distribution, in just minutes! I met Stefania on top of a mountain over 11,000 feet in the air on our very last distribution. Though we’d already been to two orphanages, a church and a …

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My Operation Christmas Child Ecuador Distribution Trip Reflections

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Distribution Trip

I tried to post while I was on my Operation Christmas Child Ecuador distribution trip (#OCCEcuador), really I did… I wanted to post all the pictures I took… I wanted to share all the emotions I felt… I wanted to tell you about the faces I saw… I wanted to recap the moments the kids opened the boxes… I wanted …

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How Children Fly

Tell me this isn’t the cutest interchange between my kids: Britton: “I know how children can fly – they can ride on God’s back!” Kariss: “You don’t have to ride on God’s back because you’ll have wings in heaven.” I love how the practical mixes with the etherial in their minds. Ah, if I could only be more like the …

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