What is a Jesse Tree? FREE Printables!

Many people ask this time of year, “What is a Jesse Tree?”   The Jesse Tree gets its name from the verses in Isaiah 11: 1. There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Jesse Tree is a FUN way to explain the story of Jesus’ genealogy and the history of God’s plan of salvation. It starts with creation to the birth of Jesus, concentrating on the {Read More}

9 Tips for Preparing Your Child for Summer Camp!

Summer Camp can be a wonderful experience for children during their youth years.  They can grow emotionally and spiritually during their stay.  However, it can also be a scary experience for some children. Here are a few tips that will help your child have a wonderful experience at camp: Learn the focus of the camp, and pray for your child’s spiritual and personal needs. Help your child pack and double-check the camp check-list.  Your child will know where everything is {Read More}

Heart Lessons from Spring Cleaning

With the warmer weather and sunshine, the dust seems all the more obvious gathered on the tables, windowsills, and knick-knacks scattered about. Plenty of dust also settled in my heart this winter. I struggled with the early sunsets and cold, dreary days. As I make natural cleaners to safely remove the dust, dirt, and grime from my floors and other surfaces, I also realize I must invest in a dust removal system for my soul. Spring is a time of new {Read More}

A Common Church Dilemma: How Your Leaders and Families Can Make a Difference

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. I believe this is an area where all church members are responsible….not just leaders. The church is the body, not a building. I imagine I am sensitive to making young adults and families feel welcome during a church event or worship service because I was saved as an adult with small children. I distinctly remember the warmth we felt as we entered the door on that first Sunday going {Read More}

Serve Your Pastor as a Family! (Free Printables)

October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Make some plans as a family to serve your pastor in the next few weeks. It will not only bless your pastor, but will be a great bonding and learning experience for your kids any month of the year! Pray for Your Pastor Download these weekly prayer cards and use them during mealtimes or family devotions. Simply print and cut them out. You can attach them together with yarn or a book ring. You could {Read More}