Ten favorite picture books for Christmastime

Do you love Christmas stories as much as I do? What is it about a story? It’s a feeling, an image you can return to, year after year, when you’re little and when you’re grown. A picture book is a place to connect with the ones you love, to dream about years past or years… Read more »

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The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Guide – free download

The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Guide is back! And December is almost here. And I feel a little bit extra excited about it this year– how about you? From the intro to the JSB Advent Guide: “What do you love most about Christmas? Most of us might say, PRESENTS! And probably all the grown-ups will… Read more »

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Books for Thanksgiving and Gratitude all year

Honestly I think every month should be gratitude month. I love what Chesterton said… “Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” (The sort of math that I am really especially fond of!) We pulled together a great roundup of books to help you celebrate the month of November, including some Thanksgiving picks plus a couple of… Read more »
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Thoughts for Today: TRUE COLORS

Did you know that leaves aren’t really green? They only seem that way. Each leaf contains chlorophyll–the green color that captures light and turns it into food for the tree. It’s this green that hides the leaf’s true color. In the autumn, trees produce less chlorophyll, the green fades, and so the leaves show their… Read more »

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Living loved: free and unfettered

“Careless in the care of God.” That’s a phrase I’ve read many times (from Eugene Peterson’s translation of Matthew 6:26 where Jesus is talking about the birds and how they don’t worry about what to eat or what to wear. And how life is about more than that. And anyway look how God cares for… Read more »

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Ten First Books for Babies

Looking for high quality first books that babies and toddlers (and parents too!) will truly love? Here are ten tried and true favorites. All board books because– well, you know what babies are capable of when it comes to paper pages. Any to add? Put them in the comments below! Ten Wonderful First Books for… Read more »

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How to talk to God

Did you know that God is always listening to you? Did you know that God can hear the quietest whisper deep inside your heart, even before you’ve started to say it? Because God knows exactly what you need even before you ask him. You see, God just can’t wait to give you all that you… Read more »

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Top Ten Toilet Training Books

Do you have a little one learning to use the potty? Or maybe just starting to wonder about it? Do you have one that’s “trained” — but still so deep in the important business of PLAY that they don’t always make it to the toilet in time? Did you know, “potty books” aren’t just for… Read more »

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For Father’s Day…

One of the most beautiful titles God ever gives himself—along with Defender of Widows—is Father to the Fatherless. Isn’t that wonderful? And he loves us not because we do it right. Not because we do anything. He loves us just because he loves us. It’s the best news for each of us this Father’s Day…. Read more »

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