Hello there! Welcome to ohAmanda.
This website is a little treasure trove. Well, at least I hope it is. It’s the record of how I have and like to (and want to) lead my kids to Jesus. How to help them fall in love with the Bible, be excited to serve others and ultimately follow God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. As a former pastor-to-kids, I have a little bit o’ insight about mixing church and home.
Aaaannnndd, I know how hard it can be to try to make your kids see the awesomeness and seriousness of a relationship with the God of the universe. As a always-feel-like-a-new-mom, it’s easy to fall into the whole well-I-don’t-really-know-what-I’m-doing-so-I’ll-just-leave-it-to-professionals-and-drop-my-kids-off-at-church-every-once-in-awhile when it comes to raising kids.
But I think God has a different idea.
I think God made me to be my kids’ mom.
I think God loves my kid as much as he loves me or Billy Graham or needy kids in Africa.
I think God has given me everything I need to lead my kid to Him.
I think God has a journey for me to take with my kid–a journey to Him and His plans.
(And the same goes for you, too!)
And I don’t think it’s as hard as it sounds. I think this journey looks different for everyone but it also has some key elements involved:
3. Lying down.
4. Getting out of bed
Ha! Not what you thought is it? See, God is so cool! He’s laid out exactly how to lead our kids to Him!
Did you read that graphic? If not, go back and read it word for word. It’s God’s super-duper-simple-plan for raising your kids. And that’s what this blog is. I like to think of fun and creative ways (and as easy as walking and talking) to impress God’s Word on your kid’s heart. I want to help you make memories, have conversations and plant seeds that will be a firm foundation for your child’s life.
Here, let me show you what I mean. Here’s some of my favorite posts and ideas about leading your kids to Jesus and taking this journey with them:
I’ve also made some really fun family-time devotions that you and your kids can do together. They are super simple but also really meaningful. Here’s a few of my faves…
And when Christmas and Easter roll around, you should grab one of my ebooks about said holiday. Why? Well, thousands of other families have done the same and learned how to spend days and weeks leading their kids to Jesus through simple activities. You’ll love it. I promise.
Now. Can I show you some pictures of my family?!
My husband, Les and I have been married for so many years that I have now known my husband longer than not known him. That’s freaky. He’s a strong man who owns a few businesses and works hard for his family.
My daughter, Lydia is in 5th grade and is just beautiful. She loves her two American Girl dolls (she bought ’em both with her own money), stuffed animals and listening to Adventures in Odyssey. She’s a reader, a ballerina and a sensitive heart.
My son, Asa is in 2nd grade and loves to play (pretend, Legos and any and everything else), sing, jump and smile (I don’t think he ever stops smiling). He has fun wherever he goes and loves his family.
We also have a dog named Jack. But I don’t want to talk about him.
Now. I think it’s time for the professional bloggy street cred info. (I know you’ve been dying to hear this!)
I’ve been blogging since 2005 and have worked with Disney, Pampers, Nestle, the Four Seasons, Veggie Tales, Samaritan’s Purse, World Vision and so many beautiful mom-and-pops I can’t name them all.
I’ve been a contributing writer to the Thomas Nelson blog, The Disney Blog, Life Your Way, The MOB Society, the Declare Conference, Million Praying Women, Missional Women and currently write for JellyTelly.
I’m a member of the Disney World Mom’s Panel (Which is kinda cool, really. My face is on the Disney site for goodness sakes!).
So. After 690-something words, do you think we should be friends? (If you made it this far, we are definitely friends!)
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