Reaching young parents and their children

How many churches today lament that they have no children or youth in their aging congregation? Sadly, in my small community this is all too common a problem. Recently, however, I discovered two resources that made my eyes light up … Continue reading

Easter Ideas for Kids

When I was a child, my siblings and I never had Easter baskets. Our sole focus was on Jesus’ resurrection and church events. We did get new Easter clothes, usually a dress, white sweater, white gloves, and a bonnet. We … Continue reading

Make a Drawstring Book Bag

Last Saturday we began planning a Read, Write, and Sew CampĀ for preteen girls. Having a camp is a great way to give girls an opportunity to be creative and to explore a Christian book together. Let’s talk about making a … Continue reading

Make Reading A Family Adventure

Farmers and gardeners know you cannot make a plant grow. . . the plant grows itself. What you can do is provide the conditions for growth. (Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation, Ferlazzo) … Continue reading

Developing Your Child’s Artistic Sense

Hello from Karen Whiting Many of my books for girls involve creativity and crafts. This encourages that artistic sense. There are many ways to inspire creativity and art appreciation. Colors and beauty surround us, but we don’t always take time … Continue reading