A Great Light Advent Devotional….by Amy

We are thrilled to have Amy back with a fantastic free advent resource!  It’s not too late to dive into it. Please consider giving to their family’s water fund if you download “A Great Light.”   The picture below is the beautiful quilted & felt awesomeness that Amy & her mom made to go along with … Continue reading

Resource : What God wants for Christmas on SALE!!

Last year I posted about one of our favorite Christmas traditions – Hosting a Happy Birthday Jesus party!  In that post I mentioned this wonderful resource called “What God wants for Christmas”.  It happens to be on sale for 55% off at Family Life! As a bonus is also now includes an audio CD in … Continue reading

Babies on the Brain…by Susie

Remember THAT POST way back in February?  The one called WE ARE GROWING.  The one that got a ton of hits from Facebook because you just couldn’t help but wonder if one of us was pregnant?  The one in which Kellye emphatically announced that neither of us was pregnant but rather we were eagerly revamping … Continue reading

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Redeeming Halloween: Going Batty! …by Susie

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

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

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

Make a difference! One Room Parent’s story…guest post by Sara

School is well under way and I don’t doubt that if your child is in a private or public school, the invitations from the PTA to jump in and help out at school have been pouring in.  Perhaps your children’s teachers are sending our pleas for help.  “Come be a room parent!”  “Come be a … Continue reading

Back to School Prayers {and a printable!!} …by Susie

Last week I hosted a “back to school” prayer night for moms and others in my church who wanted to pray for the children in their lives and those that teach them.  There is something about the start of new school year that fills me with both hope and angst!  Fresh starts and new beginnings … Continue reading

That it May Bless… by Susie

Well hello dear friends!  I’ve missed you! Praise God for the summer break because, folks, come June I was sincerely “limping across the finish line.”  Forgive the stolen quote from Jen Hatmaker  and her hilarious blog post about the sheer state of exhaustion us moms can find ourselves in by the time the last few weeks of school … 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

The Heavens Proclaim his Glory ….by Susie

I am doubly excited about this post today.  First, I get to share about one of my great loves – the heavens!  Suns and moons and stars! oh my!  nebulae and galaxies and quasars! oh my!   You may or may not know that although I studied medical physics in grad school,  my undergraduate degree … Continue reading