Browsing Category : Raising Up: Kids

Let the Bible Speak for Itself

I’ve been guilty of trying to “soften” some of the truths in Scripture so that they sound more acceptable to whomever I am speaking (or to myself!)  Lord, have mercy!  It can be tempting in our western, post-modern, culture (where tolerance is the sacred cow) to want to try to accommodate everyone so that no one walks away offended, but…

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FREE. Daily. 2-Minute Bible Story Videos for Your Kids.

In this busy day and age, it’s easy to let God’s Word slip through the cracks of our schedules.  2 Fish Talks will go with you to share the Bible with your kids, wherever you are!  Let’s give our children the opportunity to know God and His Word so that their lives can have true meaning.  Just 2-minutes a day!…

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Is Your Child Biblically Literate?

Last month, I read a recent (2016) study that Barna did which stated that only 16% of our nation’s young adults believe the Bible to be the literal Word of God.  That poll broke my heart. I really want my kids to be Biblically literate.  I want them to know God’s Word because I utterly believe that knowing God and…

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Practical Hope for the Highly-Sensitive Mom

I became clued into the fact that I was most likely a highly-sensitive mother when I was reading the book, Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka.  As I read through the descriptors of what comprises a highly-sensitive child, I found myself identifying personally with many of them!  Needless to say, in a home with more than one highly-sensitive, spirited…

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Awesome List of FREE Christian Videos & Apps for Kids

I’m always looking for good shows for my kids to watch and apps for them to interact with.  And we have done a lot of traveling in the few short years that they have been alive.  Here’s a list of some of our favorite FREE ones: Videos on YouTube: 2 Fish Talks I’ve just started this channel, and so far,…

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The Number One Thing I Pray For My Kids

There’s a lot of good advice out there on what and how to pray for our children, with lists of suggested prayer points and Bible verses to go with them. Everything from good manners to good health, grades, friends and beyond can really help direct specific prayers for specific needs. As I was lying on the floor in my children’s bedroom at…

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Love, Sex, and Relationships: Proceed with Wisdom

Love, sex, and relationships.  These 3 topics must be the source of most of the world’s joy and most of it’s pain.  From a toddler’s tantrum to a full-blown world war, we need to know how to navigate these waters. These three “wisdom points” are all taken from Dean Sherman’s book, Relationships: The Key To Love, Sex, and Everything Else.*  It…

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Our Kids Need More than Bible Stories

Sharing the Word of God with our children is extremely important.  The Bible is living and active and can shape their minds and hearts and in turn, their futures. That said, it is not the only point of reference that our children should have when they think about God. Our children need to know Him.  How can one know the invisible God?…

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Let a Superhero Teach Your Kids Godly Character

I was recently inspired to write a little book for children using superheroes to teach Christian character. (See below for a sample of Captain America teaching “Courage”.)  The inspiration came after spending countless hours with my (then) 3-year old son, pretending to be superheroes, all the while wondering how to raise him to know Jesus. Upon researching the myriad of…

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