allmomdoes Advent Season Devotional

We are so excited to be able to bring you this advent season devotional. We pray that it will be a way for your family to draw closer together. We hope you truly experience the joy and love of Christ this advent season. Read more...

Day 3: Praying Over Your Children

Holy and Gracious Father, Today I bring my children to you by name _______________________. I believe that you are a good and righteous Father who delights in bringing good gifts to your children (Matt 7:11). God you know that this is true for me also. God would you shower my kids with these specific gifts Read more...

Week 1 Mom Picks from the SPIRIT e-Auction

Do you love saving money? WE DO! The SPIRIT e-auction is back and we have chosen our favorite mom picks! Save some money this holiday season at the auction by snatching up some great finds! Read more...

Affordable Christmas Fun in Puget Sound

Affordable Christmas Fun in Puget Sound The holiday season will be in full swing in just a few more weeks and here in the Puget Sound area, we are blessed with a wide variety of family fun to be found all around Western Washington. Whether it be a day in the city of Seattle enjoying the holiday festivities or heading out for an adventure in the mountains to pick out your Christmas tree, there are plenty of options for families to choose from and make special memories with your family this Christmas season. Find a big list of Christmas Festivals and events, Holiday bazaars and Christmas tree farms to provide some inspiration as you plan your holiday festivities and we'd love for you to share some of your favorite Christmas events, too. Here are some of our favorite affordable holiday fun ideas for families! Read more...

Angela's Be Still Challenge

A few weeks ago, my friend Rebecca gave me challenge. She said, “Be still. Try doing nothing for 20 minutes and then I’d like you to write about it.” When she suggested this, I was immediately on board. What I didn’t expect is what I’d hear during those 20 minutes of stillness. Read more...

We're In This Together

Remember the ALS ice bucket challenge where otherwise sane people poured ice water on their heads? It became a global phenomenon. And, really why did so many people take part in the craziness? This world is a big place and we are separated not only geographically, but by our belief systems, our politics, our ages, and countless other things. It seems there are more things separating us than there are bringing us together and sometimes it feels downright lonely, doesn't it? Read more...

This Is For All Of You

Today, I am sitting across from you at the coffee shop with a warm latte; we are sipping and chatting. I am touching your shoulder gently, looking you in the eyes and telling you something important. This is something someone recently said to me and it pressed itself into my heart, into my life.   Read more...

Have This Conversation With Your Children

I look around the dinner table and feel that desperate ache not uncommon to women who deeply love. Whether it's my own family or those who just feel like family, I want so much for them. These young people who are so full of possibility and dreams and bright futures ... they have my heart. Yet my heart feels fragile in the hands of these young people. They are smart. They are grounded. But they are young. It takes me back to me at that age. And that scares me. Read more...

Veterans Day Thanks

Today is Veterans Day. Regardless of political leanings or attitudes about hot-button issues, I think most of us are in agreement that our country is safe due in large part to the reputation, strength, and ingenuity of our military forces. It’s easy on days like these to hear a brief acknowledgement of “Thanks for your service and sacrifice” without understanding what that really means. Read more...

Adding Sticky Faith into Birthdays

When Nathan turned thirteen, he didn’t just have a birthday. He had a birth-month. Dave and I wanted Nathan to know that as he officially became a teenager, he wasn’t stepping through the hallway from childhood to adolescence alone. He had a team who walked through that passageway with him, cheering him on. So two months before his birthday, Dave, Nathan, and I identified five men who were already influential in his life. We emailed each man, asking him if he’d be open to spending a few hours with Nathan during his birthday month. In addition to their using those hours to make a deposit into their relational account with Nathan, we also asked each to share with Nathan one piece of life advice and one piece of spiritual advice. Read more...
  • Verse of the Day – 11-21-2014

    Romans 15:4 “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” Read More

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