Family Worship: What It Really Is
Family Worship: What It Really Is
Grace K!DS

Our 6-year-old daughter showed us how to worship God on a recent beautiful spring afternoon.  We stopped by my dad’s business and he wasn’t feeling well.  Mae was concerned for her Grandpa, so she immediately prayed… “God, you made everything and everyone.  Please help Pop with what he’s going through.  We love you.  Amen.”  She stated that God was all-powerful and asked that God would use that power to help her Grandpa.   Worship = giving worth.  We worship when we …

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Don’t Parent Alone
Don’t Parent Alone
Grace K!DS

I want to brag about my parents for a bit.  Their names are Mark and Lisa, and they are pretty spectacular human beings. They are steadfast, faithful people. They are the reason I have such a strong foundation for my faith. They have always worked hard, served everyone, and loved well. And they are the reason I truly understand the significance of community in parenting.  When asked about parenting, my parents usually say things like, “We did the best we …

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Our 4 Favorite Teacher Gift Ideas
Our 4 Favorite Teacher Gift Ideas
Grace K!DS

Just like that, another school year is coming to an end! I knew teachers were amazing, but after the hurdles, they have had to jump through the past couple of years, my appreciation for them has grown exponentially. They are loving and molding our kids day in and day out and deserve our biggest “thank yous”. So what do you give someone who is pouring into your child and unlocking their potential? I have surveyed different moms and teachers and …

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The 3 and 4-Year-Old-Phase: The Good, The Challenging, and The Awe Inspiring
The 3 and 4-Year-Old-Phase: The Good, The Challenging, and The Awe Inspiring
Grace K!DS

The 3 and 4-year-old phase, is at the same time, my least and most favorite phase.  I know, it doesn’t make sense to me either, but just hang in there while I try to explain myself.   This is the phase in which *most* tiny people have more words and can express what is going on in their cute little heads.  I love the level of communication.  I love not needing to guess *most* of the time which color of …

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Gospel Centered Parenting: What It Is and How to Do It
Gospel Centered Parenting: What It Is and How to Do It
Grace K!DS

I think somewhere along the way this whole parenting thing got really overcomplicated. I know that it is a beautiful role, a blessing from the Lord, and a serious responsibility.  I do not want to deny any of that. But there is also beauty in remembering the simplicity that parenting is just living life as a unit. Your family, no matter the size or make-up, is its own community. You eat together, play together, work together, and have your own …

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Staying Calm Under Pressure as a Follower of Jesus
Staying Calm Under Pressure as a Follower of Jesus
Grace K!DS

It is kind of ironic that I am writing a blog post about staying calm under pressure as a follower of Jesus.  Why?  Well, historically, I am terrible at this. It has only been recently that I have been led to make many changes in my life to facilitate staying calm, slowing down, and leaning into Jesus when the pressure is on.  There were several things that led up to this change but one is especially notable. In September of …

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