Good Is Different From Happy

By Nancy Ruth / March 30, 2020 /

In light of the current Coronavirus crisis, we’ve decided to release excerpts from the as-yet-unpublished book Why Do Bad Things Happen? A Devotional for Busy Families. This book will not be released until later this year, but we felt families could use these lessons to talk with their kids about what is happening now. Join…

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The Bible Tells One Big Story

By Nancy Ruth / March 23, 2020 /

In light of the current Coronavirus crisis, we’ve decided to release excerpts from the as-yet-unpublished book Why Do Bad Things Happen? A Devotional for Busy Families. This book will not be released until later this year, but we felt families could use these lessons to talk with their kids about what is happening now. Join…

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40 scriptures to pray over your children

It’s here! 40 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Children

By Nancy Ruth / November 19, 2018 /

What drove Nancy Ruth to write this book? How does it work? Today’s blog answers these questions. Praying Scripture We know we should read the Scriptures (Ps 1:1-2; Matt 4:4; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Rev 1:3), but have you ever prayed God’s Word back to Him? Many of the Psalms are songs of prayer written to…

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SNEAK PEEK – Waiting for Christmas: Weekly Family Advent Devotionals

By Nancy Ruth / November 13, 2017 /

You may have seen us advertising the new Family Advent Readings designed for use in “Big Church.” Today we’re getting a sneak peek at the new Advent Family Devotional which will be available next week. Waiting for Christmas: Weekly Family Devotionals for Advent Advent is the four weeks leading up to Christmas. It usually begins…

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What to Expect This Summer

By Nancy Ruth / May 22, 2017 /

What are some fun ways you can keep kids thinking about spiritual matters this summer? We have some ideas. Hello, everybody! Are you glad summer is here? Part of me says “YES!” while part of me says “Already?!” I know I’m not alone. I have three big announcements today. ANNOUNCEMENT #1 – No Blog This…

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Parenting Young Kids In Church

By Nancy Ruth / March 22, 2016 /

Easter Sunday is this week. I am looking forward to seeing some new faces and celebrating the Lord’s resurrection. As part of the preparations in my church, I’ve been working with our Children’s Minister to create a card that will be placed in the pews along with our guest registration cards. What we made is…

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Ash Wednesday: You Have Dirt On Your Face

By Nancy Ruth / February 3, 2016 /

Next week is Ash Wednesday. Does your church family celebrate Ash Wednesday? Do you? Do your kids know what Ash Wednesday is? Below is an excerpt from our new family Bible study, What Does “Lamb of God” Mean? UPDATE (2/21/17): The completion of this study has been shelved for the time being. Learn about Nancy’s…

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What in the World Is a Worldview?

By Nancy Ruth / January 6, 2016 /

Parents strongly influence their child’s worldview, whether they intend to or not. What are you teaching your child? Are you including the whole picture or just part of the elephant? We are now hosting Worldview Parties (#worldviewparty). These parties are a fun opportunity to introduce children and families to the concept of worldview. They are…

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Peek Inside The Small-Group Guide

By Nancy Ruth / November 23, 2015 /

Is it biblical to “follow your heart”? Why or why not? Today I want to share with you an excerpt from The Answer Book: Small-Group Guide. This is actually two small-group guides in one. The first part is for groups of children or multi-generational groups. The excerpt below is from the second part, written for…

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Peek Inside The Answer Book

By Nancy Ruth / November 13, 2015 /

Have you ever told someone the truth, but they didn’t believe you? Today I want to share with you an excerpt from The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families. This is one of the shorter, optional days (Week 2, Day 6, page 23) . I hope it blesses you and spurs good discussion in…

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