When Your Marriage Doesn’t Go As Planned

Most people I know have a plan for their marriage. I know that my husband and I planned to have a fulfilling marriage, to love one another, to have children, to pray for one another, to be debt-free, and a plethora of other things. And I am guessing that those reading this article made plans […]

The One Word Homeschool Moms Need to Say More Often

Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. It’s the day that the Church celebrates Gabriel visiting Mary and asking for her consent in mothering Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Can you even imagine? As if an angel appearing in front of you isn’t crazy enough, he then tells you – a virgin who […]

**FREE** Daily Moments with God Devotional (January)

Spend time this month strengthening your daily walk with God with this Free Daily Moments with God Devotional from Becoming a Godly Wife! Inside you’ll find a daily verse, a place that you can write these verses out, a short prayer that goes along with the Bible verse for the day and a place along with extra lined paper […]

Free 2016 Prayer Journal for Women

One of my goals for 2016 is to go deeper into my prayer life. I enjoy prayer time, but often times I sit down to pray and my mind begins to wonder. I’m definitely a pencil and paper kind of girl. It helps me to stay focused and to have a deeper prayer experience if […]

The Day I Lost My Child and the Lesson I Learned Seven Years Later

I clearly remember that day. We were in the grocery store. My 4 year old was in the cart, and my five year old was walking beside the cart, holding my hand. I dropped her little hand and turned slightly to the side and bent down to grab a case of bottled water from the […]

The Treasure of Christmas: X Marks the Spot

This post is part of my ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. To see all posts in the series, click here. When I was a young child, I thought it was fun to write X-mas instead of Christmas. It’s always great to take a shortcut, right? Then someone told me that if you wrote […]

M is for Mary- Activities to teach children about the Mother of Jesus

This post is part of my ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. To see all posts in the series, click here. Christmas is a time when Christians dust off their nativity sets and perhaps for the first time all year take a look at Mary. There is so much we can learn in studying the […]

Keeping Jesus the Focus at Christmas

This post is part of my ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. To see all posts in the series, click here. Keeping Jesus as the main focus has always been my goal for our family during Christmas. Over the years, I’ve built a list of Christmas traditions that have helped my children keep Jesus […]

Free Advent Cards

Advent is just around the corner and This Reading Mama has a set of Free Advent Cards for you to use this Christmas season. Stop by and download your free copy today!

Mom’s Book of Thanks: a 25-Day Devotional Prayer Journal for Moms

  Can you feel the buzz of excitement in the air? The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and as excitement levels rise, so do stress levels for moms. Each year, we spend the months of November and December moving from one event to the next furiously checking items off of our never ending to do […]

Tools to Teach Your Children to Express Gratitude

  Introducing….. My Book of Thanks: a 25 Day Gratitude Journal for Kids Help develop a spirit of Thanksgiving in your kids with this fun, 29-page printable keepsake book where they can express their gratitude through journaling. My Book of Thanks: a 25 Day Gratitude Journal for Kids includes: instructions and ideas on how to […]

*FREE* Jesus is the Way Scripture Cards

  Grounding your children in God’s word and teaching them that Jesus is THE way is simple with these Free Jesus is the Way Scripture Cards from Kids in the Word! Stop by and download your free copy today!

*FREE* Teach Us to Pray Cards for Kids

Praying with our children before they go to sleep is an important part of teaching them how to build a relationship with God. Path Through the Narrow Gate has 2 sets of Free Teach Us to Pray Cards for Kids that will help you teach your children to pray by using God’s Word! Stop by […]

I Would Have Crucified Jesus

That’s a hard thought to swallow. But, it’s true. It’s easy for me to sit here some 2,000 years later and think there’s no way I would have been one of those people yelling “Crucify him!”, but in reality, when I look at my life I realize I’m yelling “Crucify him!” multiple times every single day. […]

5 Fun and Faith-Filled Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is usually associated with romance, chocolates, sweet gifts and everything related to love. Although it’s considered nowadays as more of a “secular holiday,” causing some people to either love it or hate it, I think it would do us well to try to trace the roots of this holiday, and teach our kids […]

Growing in Motherhood: Growing Our Faith

A couple months ago I posted an article on my Facebook page that got some people talking. In it, a very frustrated mom used some naughty words around her kids. I don’t condone the use of such language, and don’t use it myself, but the frustration she felt… that was me. Out of that frustration and the fact […]

God First Loved Us: a Valentine’s Devotional for Kids

  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and love is in the air. As parents, we have to be sure that we are teaching our children about God’s definition of love and not society’s definition. To help you with this, I am giving you a FREE copy of my book, God First Loved Us: […]

How to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing in Your Home

This is the time of year when I fantasize about summer. In the cozy realm of my imagination, warm temperatures replace frigid ones. A tank top and flip flops replace my heavy coat and boots. Lazy and carefree days at the pool replace my down-to-the-minute homeschool/blogging/ministry schedule. Vacations replace field trips. And long afternoons outside playing […]

Worth the Inconvenience

Pregnancy is not among my favorite things. My three pregnancies haven’t been miserable, by any means. Though I had my share of morning sickness, heartburn, and aches & pains, I have to admit that I didn’t have more than my share. Still, at its very best, pregnancy is a challenging time, even as it’s a […]

L is for Light {Free printable pack!}

At Christmas there are lights everywhere, on Christmas trees and all over houses. These lights light up the night, with many families in Australia, mapping out a route around their town, to go and take in the beautiful light displays. This is also a wonderful time to spend with our children, teaching them about the […]