Yearly Archives: 2013

Freedom Isn’t Free: Independence Day Devotion & Activities for Children

I found a website that has a great devotion for children of any age (easily adaptable to be age-appropriate to any child) about Independence Day. The Scripture used is Hebrews 9:15 – “For this reason Christ is the mediator of

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“Walter the Baker” and the origin of the pretzel

I learned something today…something from a children’s book by Eric Carle called “Walter the Baker.” “Walter the Baker” is a fictional story about a baker who created a pretzel for a Duke and Duchess. At the end of the book,

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Free Sermons on Parenting

I just ran across some free sermons on parenting that I think are really helpful. Sometimes it’s nice to listen as opposed to read for a change. They’re great to listen to while you work out, in the car, etc.

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“When You Were Born” book

I love it when Shaan and I come across great finds at our local library. We read the sweetest book this week titled, “When You Were Born” by Dianna Hutts Aston: From the first page of the book: “When you

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20% Discount on Grapevine Studies products

I wanted to remind everyone that the discount code Dianna offered on Grapevine Studies products as part of her “May”keover Month post is still valid through 6/30. If you have not already taken advantage of this great offer, it will

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Scripture Memory for Little Ones

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will My

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“You are My I Love You” – Father’s Day Gift Idea

Each Father’s Day, I try to give my husband a book that he and Shaan can enjoy together. I’ve been looking online for something to give him this year, but hadn’t really found anything that “wow”ed me yet. This morning,

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Helping Children Cope with Fears

This week, a friend of mine reached out to me to see if I had any advice to help her young one cope with fear. As of late, he has developed all sorts of “fears,” such as fear of heights,

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“May”keover Month Deals

Since today is the last day of May, I wanted to remind all of you about these great deals our guest bloggers have offered to Shepherd My Child readers: 1) Free shipping on sets of The Christmas Angel purchased through May:

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“May”king Your Children Warriors of Faith: by Catie Lumpkin

The following article was written by Catie Lumpkin, author of the This High Calling blog, for our “May”keover Month series: The following is taken from Zechariah 10:7-8 and Zechariah 10:12: “The people of Israel will become like mighty warriors and

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“May”king the Most of Your Teachable Moments: by Dianna Wiebe

The following article was written by Dianna Wiebe, creator of Grapevine Studies, for our “May”keover Month series:  Just a few days ago, I held a newborn grandson. It is always an amazing time when you hold a little one in

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“May”king Rest and Quality Time a Priority: by Jamie Harper

The following article was written by Jamie Harper, author of the Brown Paper & Strings blog, for our “May”keover Month series: I am a stay at home mother of three kids, ranging in age from 7 to 3. My kids

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“May”king Giving Cheerful: by Lisa Dorough

The following article was written by Lisa Dorough, creator of The Christmas Angel, for our “May”keover Month series:  “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves

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“May”king Yourself a Deliberate Parent: by Krista Guerrero

The following article was written by Krista Guerrero, CEO of Intellectual Baby and creator of the Monkisee products, for our “May”keover Month series:  “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will

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“MAY”KEOVER MONTH starts tomorrow – a few details….

It’s time for “May”keover Month and I am so excited about what God is going to reveal to us through this series (which beings tomorrow)! I’ve received 3 of the 5 articles from the guest bloggers so far, and they

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God’s Wisdom for Little Boys: Character-Building Fun from Proverbs

I have found a GREAT little book for boys: Each page starts with “God’s Little Boy Is….” and then includes a character trait. Some examples include “Helpful, Giving, Wise, Friendly, Hard Working, Obedient,” etc. Each page then has a rhyme

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Intentional Living – a 21 day challenge

I’ve been thinking a lot about intentional living lately. Most of it probably stems from the upcoming guest blog series, “May”keover Month, which focuses on ways to be intentional in your shepherding routine with children (tune in to Shepherd My

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It’s almost time for “May”keover Month!

I looked at the calendar this morning and realized that, besides being tax day, it’s also the half-way point of April, which means we are just a few weeks away from the start of “May”keover Month! So what exactly is

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The Shoebox Project – Teaching Children to Serve

“What is it to serve God and do His will? Nothing else than to show mercy to our neighbor. For it is our own neighbor who needs our service; God in heaven needs it not.” – Martin Luther I earnestly

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A Psalm of Life…

My senior year in high school, I gave a speech at graduation, and remember including this quote in the speech, “Let us then be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor

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