Are you hosting a picnic this summer? We love picnics in our family! I recently shared 100+ Picnic Recipes here on the blog. Did you miss it? If so, don't forget to visit this blog post to get some great summer picnic inspiration. [Tweet "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34: 8"] Green Picnic Ideas Skip the disposables and get a fun picnic set (see below) Make a great lemonade instead of using juice box containers. (see … [Read more...]
Baby Dedication – What is it?
In our church we don't baptize babies, but we do have baby dedications. Have you heard of a baby dedication before? If not, I thought I'd share a bit about it. Baby Dedication Dedication of children to God was practiced in biblical times and is practiced today in many churches. You can find examples in the Bible of baby dedication: Hannah dedicated Samuel, to God and to the service of His house (1 Sam 1:27, 28) Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple in "Jerusalem to present Him … [Read more...]
When Doing Good Goes Wrong
I don't know about you, but I am always wanting to do something "great" for Christ. You know, something so amazing and life changing - the kind of thing that will leave a lasting legacy. I often forget that I can change the world for Christ in small ways: kindness towards neighbors, sharing great Christian content on this blog, and volunteering in the community. I can also have a big impact on my largest mission field at this time: my own family. But still, I find myself losing myself in … [Read more...]
Police Week: “You’re a Lifesaver” Printable
Did you know that May 15 is Police Officers Memorial Day? May 15 also kicks off Police Week. About Police Week: In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Bible … [Read more...]
Christian Sports Theme Treat Bag Topper
I have some great memories of Vacation Bible School in the summer, or VBS, as a child. Did you go to VBS as a kid?We have worked with many churches now that my husband is in ministry that have had AMAZING VBS programs full of children. I haven't seen a Sports Themed VBS until recently. Will you be hosting a sports themed birthday party or VBS this Summer? If so, then here is a fun and easy printable treat bag topper for you! Christian Sports Theme Treat Bag Topper The back of the treat … [Read more...]
Do You Need a Do Over?
Do you ever have a difficult time explaining how much you love a book to someone else? I love reading books, I don't always finish books, I often skip lots of text in books, but I seriously love reading books. This was my first Jon Acuff book. My husband has one he loved reading but I didn't think this was my "genre". Boy, was I wrong. I am now Jon Acuff's newest Facebook follower and I hit like on all his posts. I feel like we're friends. Like I know him now. That's how I know he is a great … [Read more...]
Dads, do you need a guide for raising daughters?
Parenting is hard stuff. I say it a lot. But that's because it's true. It is the hardest job there is and the most important. Raising these children to not only be productive members of society but to also love and obey God? Well, most days I don't even know what I am doing. [Tweet "Parenting? Most days I don't know what I'm doing. #FCBlogger"] My daughter is already seven years old. I started this blog when we were living in California. I really wanted to keep my family updated on our … [Read more...]