Celebrating Purim: The Story of Esther…by Susie

I’m especially excited to share today’s post with you. Why? Because this family devotion time requires nothing more from you than to curl up with your kids on your favorite sofa with a great story. Add in some cookies,  hot chocolate and tea and you’ve got yourself a great way to spend time in God’s word … Continue reading

Resurrection Garden Pictures from our Readers!

Do you know how wonderful you all are?  After we posted the Easter Garden {With a Lego People Twist!} by the wonderful Miss Sarah, our Facebook feed went crazy with notifications from you encouragers posting pictures of your awesome Easter Gardens!  For a week my cell phone beeped happily as text images popped up on the screen. … Continue reading

Easter Lesson Plan: The Empty Tomb…by Susie

Christmas might be the most wonderful time of the year, but Easter is absolutely my most favorite time of the year!!! Last year I intentionally tried to put as much effort into our Easter Celebrations as I have in the past for Christmas.  After all what is Christmas worth if we never have Easter?     Over the years … Continue reading

Redeeming Halloween: Going Batty! …by Susie

batty brothers

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

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

it glows

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

Good Friday Dinner…by Susie

Can you relate to this? You LOVE the idea of being intentional when it comes to teaching your children the truths of the Bible and making family devotions a regular habit in your home, but its the planning and then the actual implementation of those plans that trips you up.  Me too.  That’s why you hear me say this over … Continue reading

The Easter Garden {With a Lego People Twist!}… Guest Post by Sarah

I’m so delighted to introduce a lovely woman to you today.  “Miss Sarah” is adored by children and parents alike around these parts, me and my boys included.  We still have precious artwork creations from when my oldest was blessed enough to have Miss Sarah as his art teacher in preschool.  With her love for … Continue reading

The Story of St Patrick: More than Shamrocks and Leprechauns…by Susie

Even though I took on the Butler name when I married the love of my life, there’s not much Irish about me.  I’ve tried in years past to jump into the fun that many enjoy on March 17th by cooking up some Corned beef ( yum!) and I think this year we’ll expand our horizons … Continue reading

Using our Jesse Tree during Lent? …by Susie

Ok RaisingDeepRoots readers!  This is one of those times I’m going to ask for your input.  I have a vague idea of a devotional idea to do with the kiddos during Lent but the details are hazy.  Yes, I know, I’m a week late…what else is new?  Of course, do I let that stop me? … 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