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

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 Suggestion for Getting the Most out of a Fresh Start in 2013…by Susie

Wow!  It’s already nearing the END of January.  So much for a TIMELY post about the enthusiasm that comes with the start of New Year and all the hopes and dream that come with it.  Alas,  I need a LONG time to meditate on things and honestly, my heart isn’t as teachable as I like … Continue reading

The Altar’d Year….By Kell

Welcome back to RDR!  We took a little break and now are gearing up for a NEW year.  And so it begins… This year will be named.  Named for a purpose, for a striving, for a goal.  One single goal where hundreds, maybe thousands of little goals will become a part of making the main … 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

The Action Bible by Kell

People.  There has yet to be a children’s Bible that trumps The Jesus Storybook Bible for me.  Wait for it….wait for it.  Until my 8-year-old read SEVEN HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE pages in TEN days.  Face buried in The Word.  The only time (not true statement) I have ever ignored the fact that he was ignoring me.  Or … Continue reading