Magnificat: “My Soul Magnifies” (Family Devotions and Bible Studies for 2016)

Hi, friends! It’s been a long time! I wanted to make you aware of something that has been on my heart for the upcoming year. I’ve been wanting to draft daily family devotions and Bible studies for quite some time,

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Two Truths and a Lie

It’s bittersweet to be blogging again. I haven’t blogged since last July. For those of you who don’t know, in August, our then 7-month old quit breathing in my lap (while fully awake) and turned blue. By the grace of

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Raising Kids in Babylon

Have you seen a lot of posts on “entitlement” lately? I’ve seen a lot of posts that cover topics ranging from how to tell if your child is entitled to combatting entitlement in your children. Yet, I think there is

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Melissa and Doug Bible Story Puzzles

As the parent of a preschooler, I’ve become aware of how important “puzzle play” in the development of little minds. New research is showing that puzzles can help children improve math skills, among other things (such as science, technology, and

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The Child’s Story Bible

At the end of 2013, I purchased “The Child’s Story Bible” by Catherine F. Vos to read with my son this upcoming year. We’ve been through several children’s Bibles so far (“100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs”, “The Jesus Storybook

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“I Can Read” Bible Stories

Well, I’ll admit that our site has been pretty quiet over the last month. Exactly one month ago today, we welcomed a new addition to our family – Seth Hudson Sancheti! We’ve spent the last month getting to know him

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Reflections on an Ordinary Christmas Eve

I woke up before 5 am today (thank you late-stage pregnancy hormones!) realizing it is Christmas Eve. It kinda surprised me because it felt so “ordinary.” Our Christmas season this year has been very different from what our family normally

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Small Business Saturday – 11/30/13

Did you know that this coming Saturday (11/30) is “Small Business Saturday?” We are so thankful for small businesses – some of the best products I have found with which to shepherd my child have come from small businesses! I

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Learning about Israel’s Thanksgiving Feast

Next week, my son has the entire week off of preschool, so we will have more time at home. I was looking around tonight for some Thanksgiving devotionals we can do together next week, and I ran across this lesson

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“Armor of God” on Oriental Trading

One of my sweet friends and SMC fans, Lauren Grigsby Weathers, made me aware that Oriental Trading has lots of “Armor of God” items that are a perfect compliment to our “Armor of God” Scripture Cards. For the next two

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Wow! I looked on my calendar today and realized Thanksgiving is only a month away! This fall is flying by! We are so THANKFUL for our followers and customers and want to offer a little Thanksgiving deal to help you

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NEW Scripture Cards (“Armor of God”) and GIVEAWAY

For those of you with little warriors roaming around your house, I am proud to introduce our newest set of Scripture cards – “My Suit of Armor” which focuses on the verses in Ephesians 6 that discuss the armor of

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HomeFront – a FREE spiritual parenting resource

The other day I was flipping through my monthly copy of Atlanta Parent magazine and was thinking how I wished there was something similar out there for Christian parents. Atlanta Parent magazine provides information on upcoming events in the area,

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Field of Peace

We read a cute book from the library today called “Field of Peace.” It’s actually a children’s book written by Joyce Meyer. The introduction of the book starts off with Colossians 3:15, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your

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“How God Made Everything” Storytime DVD

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Monkisee products. I’ve used the line since my son was 10 months old and have had tremendous success with them as far as object recognition, shapes, colors, and reading. I

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Johnny Appleseed, who spread “good news, right fresh from heaven”

Happy “Johnny Appleseed” Day! I wanted to share some ideas on how you can use the “Johnny Appleseed” story as an opportunity to shepherd your little ones. Even if you missed sharing the story with your little ones today, autumn

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Yom Kippur for the Christian Family

Yesterday marked the 12th anniversary of 9/11. It was interesting to see the comments from people in my Facebook feed. Many people reflected on what they were doing at the time they found out about the towers 12 years ago

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Songs for Saplings – Questions with Answers CDs

Recently, at the recommendation of our pastor’s wife, I purchased a CD by Songs for Saplings. According to my pastor’s wife, the Songs for Saplings “Questions with Answers” CDs are basically the catechisms set to music. We’ve had the CD

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Family Devotion Ideas for the Harvest Season

I love fall. It is hands down my favorite season. Cooler weather, football games, soups, fires, and…apple orchards and pumpkin patches! It’s harvest season! Harvest season is such a wonderful time – particularly if you have the luxury of living

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Helping Children Understand How to Hear God’s voice

    I have a friend that mentioned her girls spend a lot of time worrying that they can’t hear God answer them. What a very insightful thing for young minds to worry about! It can be such a challenge to help

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