Redeeming Halloween: Going Batty! …by Susie

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Welcome back to the RaisingDeepRoots Redeeming Halloween : Costume Devotional Series!  In this post we are GOING BATTY!!! For 3 years in a row, by God’s grace, I managed to find at least one devotional activity to go along with the Halloween costume of choice for my boys.  The year they decided to be matching … 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 http://www.WhenYouRise.com 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

Celebrating Epiphany…by Susie

January.  Its an odd month. The excitement of fresh starts combined with post-Christmas let down can make for a strange mix of emotions.   I truly adore the entire Advent season and I absolutely delight in sharing and starting Christmas traditions with my family.  I. LOVE. IT. ALL. Then again, its not unusual for me … 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

By The Numbers: Guest Post by Amy!

Have you received your Samaritan’s Purse catalog?  Every year, we encourage the boys to give something, anything, to Jesus.  They gather what little they have and search the pages for what they can buy.  Usually a chicken, a Bible, sports balls, and a mosquito net are our gifts to the King.  See what one determined little … Continue reading

Redeeming Halloween: Let it Shine Lesson Plan {part 2} ….by Susie

October is almost over,  Halloween is around the corner, and with the sun dropping quickly in the evenings now, we have a precious 30-60 minutes of darkness before bedtime in which to play with all our glow-in-the-dark toys and slip in a lesson or two on Letting our Light Shine!  There is plenty of time … Continue reading

Citizenship in Heaven… by Susie

This summer will mark the 14th  anniversary of the day I crossed the Canada/US border at the Peace Arch and began a new chapter of my life here in the United States.  I was  following the love of my life into his land, ready to embrace his friends, his  family, his country.  It was harder … Continue reading

Peep Smores and Sweet Forgiveness! …by Susie

Welcome to RaisingDeepRoots!  We pray this is a place where you find encouragement and equipping to raise children who are deeply rooted in the Word of God and in the Person of Jesus Christ. I’m presently basking in the delight of a successful family night (no they don’t always go as planned!) in which we … Continue reading

Holiday Fun:Truth in the Tinsel by Susie

Source: http://www.truthinthetinsel.com 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

Redeeming Halloween: Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones! by Susie

There are 12 boys on our block. Count them  – TWELVE!!!  It is such a delight to watch them running around, scooting along, riding bikes, climbing the tree in our yard, and generally being boys.  Not surprisingly, when one boy comes up with an idea, it spreads like wildfire to the others, just like it … Continue reading