The Prayer “Calendar” : Inviting our children into corporate prayer….by Susie

For many churches, the summer season brings with it an abundance of mission trip activities and opportunities.  This summer our church has 3 mission trips planned – one for adults, one for our youth, and one for FAMILIES!!!  {TOTALLY. GEEKING. OUT! }  I have been praying since my babies were well…babies that we would have the … Continue reading

Redeeming Halloween: Let it Shine Lesson Plan {part 3} …by Susie

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Welcome back to our Redeeming Halloween series : Let it Shine!  In case you are joining us for the first time, the Redeeming Halloween series was birthed out of the tension I felt when my boys were still very young and I felt myself becoming stressed out about the graphic Hallowe’en displays in EVERY store … Continue reading

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory Part 2 : Lessons from Space….by Susie

photo credit In my last post I had the honor of sharing on about my love for all things astronomy and the joy I find in pointing my boys to the glory of God through the wonder of  his creation  – especially through spending time admiring and standing in awe of the heavens.   I … Continue reading

Resource Recommendation: Get a Sense of the Resurrection

Hi Friends, Kellye and I were thrilled with so many of you giving us the “thumbs up ” on our announcement that there will soon be a new and improved RaisingDeepRoots.  Thank you for your ongoing encouragement and enthusiasm!   One of our great joys is to share with you other wonderful resources that we … Continue reading

A friend LOVES at all times Valentine…by Susie

I have been told that as our children grow older, our work as parents becomes much less physical and a whole lot more emotional.  I confess that I have already found that to be true.  Where as I used to fall into bed exhausted from nursing a baby and chasing a toddler, I now fall … Continue reading

Hosting a Happy Birthday Jesus Party by Susie

I’m writing this on the eve of hosting my 5th or so Happy Birthday Jesus Party.  My sweet five year old couldn’t fall asleep tonight he was so excited!  “Daddy, guess what tomorrow is?  It’s our happy birthday Jesus Party!”  And you know what friend?  I’m pretty excited too!  This one of those special times … Continue reading

Gift Giving Part 2: What’s in the bags?! by Kell

The bags.  Time with Jesus.  Rest for their little souls.  Peace from the boyness (aka punching, name calling, whining, and other *brotherly love*).  Oy.  Sometimes space is necessary.  For ALL of us. 😉 So here is how I did it and what is in them and I pray that this gift of meaning brings ALL … Continue reading

Holiday Fun : Celebrating God’s Love…by Susie

If you haven’t noticed by now, we LOVE celebrating holidays around here at RaisingDeepRoots!  Its no secret that holidays are perfect opportunities to take the theme of what’s going on around us in life, to celebrate them, and to turn them into teachable moments. Obviously, Valentine’s day lends itself PERFECTLY to focus on God’s love! … Continue reading

Holiday Fun:Truth in the Tinsel by Susie

Source: So its Dec 13th which means we have 12 days until Christmas!  Whoo hoo!  I think technically the “Twelve days of Christmas” is really talking about the twelve days AFTER Christmas leading up to Epiphany, but just go with me on this one!   Both Kellye and I are HUGE fans of the … Continue reading

Painting Through the Psalms by Susie

I am thrilled to announce a new author here at RaisingDeepRoots!  She is my beloved best friend, wife to Associate Pastor in Tiburon, CA, mom of two precious boys: Owen & Jake, physicist in a cancer institute (aka- total brain), lover of cooking & gardening, and an incredibly missions minded mama when in comes to family & … Continue reading