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25 Bible Verses on Joy & Happiness

25 Bible verses on joy & happiness. These encouraging scriptures will bring gladness and lasting joy to your life. The words and truths of The Lord God and Jesus Christ will lift you up and give you strength. Beautiful Christian thoughts for my heart.

There have been times in my life when I had joy and times when I had no joy. Looking back, the times when I had no joy are much more clear and well-defined: When my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and up through (and beyond, if I’m being honest) her death nine months later When I got laid off from a job I loved When I was on pregnancy bed rest and had to lie down 23 hours a day for more than 8 weeks When I had postpartum depression, up through being diagnosed with bipolar disorder after a … Read more

17 Bible Verses About Patience That Will Make You a Better Mom

Bible verses on patience that will make you a better Mom - Learn how to be a patient person, learning patience with kids and others is never easy, but these Bible verses from God will help. Remember this scripture to calm yourself and love others. The words of the Lord and Jesus will give you strength. Lots of beautiful encouragement.

Jesus, give me patience not to kill these kids! I remember, when my little people were about 2 and 5 years old, they took a giant bag of potato chips  that they were not allowed to have into my bedroom to snack in secret. I guess they got down to the crumbs of the bag, and somebody thought it would be a good idea to dump them out on the bed. And then somebody thought it would be a good idea to jump up and down and watch the chips bounce. This continued amidst cries of raucous laughter until I … Read more

How to Celebrate Advent with a Jesse Tree

  I first learned about the Jesse Tree from a now defunct blog way back in 2009. I fully embraced the idea, creating fancy felt ornaments that first year and writing and rewriting devotions for my young family over the next couple of Christmas seasons. Eventually, at the urging of my local friends, I compiled my devotions into a (very rough) printable devotional for families with young children. I passed it out far and wide, and lots of friends were able to use it. A few years after that, when that early free ebook had been downloaded over 10,000 times, … Read more

50 Bible Verses Every Christian Kid Should Memorize

The best 50 Bible verses every Christian kid should memorize - These simple and easy verses for kids are encouraging and easy to memorize. The inspirational truths can help behavior and assist in parenting. They are short and easy for children to learn. Great for daily, weekly, or monthly scriptures, this list of verses is perfect for school or home.

I may have come to the church as an adult, but my husband and I are determined that our children should grow up in the church. The stories of the Bible are their stories, the traditions of the church are their traditions. The lingo of the church is their lingo. Part of being a part of the church is learning scriptures. I have posted before on how to memorize scripture as a family, but what verses exactly are you supposed to memorize with your kids? I compiled the list below, focusing on shorter, simpler, and easier verses that would have … Read more

36 Quotes & Bible Verses for When You’re Having a Bad Day

36 Quotes & Bible Verses for when you're having a bad day - This inspiration and encouragement from God can turn around a bad day. You need a pick me up and Christian inspiration when you're having a bad day. At home, at work, or in any area of life, these scriptures and words from Jesus Christ and others are motivation to cheer you up. What to do one a bad day to fix your attitude and feel better. Great for mom but appropriate for all women, men, and teens too.

So far, you have survived 100% of your bad days. You can survive this one, too. I saw that quote on Pinterest and loved it. I’ve been thinking about bad days a lot lately, ever since hearing about the suicide of Kate Spade. I wasn’t especially interested in her or the company bearing her name, but I was saddened to hear that another celebrity took her own life. This brought up my old feelings from the death of Robin Williams, which I considered then and still to be a great tragedy for American culture. It brought up feelings about mental … Read more

45 Bible Verses About Having A Strong & Healthy Marriage

45 Bible Verses about how to have a strong healthy marriage - Problems in marriage can often be solved through a lot of prayer, hard work, and maybe counseling. These scriptures on love and marriage can be read by husband or wife or together as a couple. The words of God and Jesus Christ can give truth and faith to your wedding or life. Beautiful encouragement.

Marriage is hard. Can I get an amen? Joe and I had a huge fight earlier this week. It all started because Joe told Grace not to do something because it was bedtime. He told her she could do it in the morning. She did it anyway. I had no intention of intervening because I knew I was not going to take the girls to bed for another half hour or so, and I knew she had plenty of time to complete the project. Joe was mad that I didn’t step in. He felt like his instructions were ignored (which … Read more