What is Easter? {a kids’ book}

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Two new books have arrived on our doorstep. Two new Easter books! I’m always on the lookout for new books that discuss the death and resurrection of Jesus because I feel like there just aren’t enough (or enough good ones) out there. When Lydia was 1 year old, I went to the Christian bookstore to […]

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I Think You Should Join a Prayer Group…

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Every Wednesday afternoon, an hour before school lets out, I climb some rickety stairs to the music room at my kids’ school. It’s a little attic room turn school room above the chapel on campus. In that room, I meet three or four other mamas to pray. It’s become a beautiful, cozy little place to meet […]

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Hey, It’s a Podcast, What Do You Know…

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I used to read blogs every day. Like lots and lots of blogs. I collected them like shiny treasures. Then, the internet got bigger and bigger and Instagram and Facebook spread the blogs thinner and moved people to different avenues and suddenly, I collect podcasts. Podcasts get me through dishes and laundry and sometimes get […]

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Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family

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You know what I love about God? OK, there are a lot of things, but one thing I like is that He is always using word pictures and symbols. God describes himself as a bird that will hide us under his wings, he tells us His Word is like snow, our sins are scarlet and […]

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How To Talk To Your Kids About the Hard Parts of the Easter Story

How To Talk To Your Kids about the Hard Parts of the Easter Story. Simple tips for helping kids understand the death and resurrection of Jesus. // ohAmanda.com

Would you ever let your kids have a picture book that showed beatings? torture? dead bodies? Of course not! Then, why would we ever talk to our kids, show our kids and celebrate a season like Easter that is about the same thing? This is hard. Why not skip the hard parts and just focus […]

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Sense of the Resurrection Schedule Suggestions

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Advent calendars are easy. 24 days till Christmas. Open one door–do one activity–eat one piece of chocolate per day. Easy peasy. Lent is a little harder. 40 days? That’s a looong time to do something every single day (unless that thing is eating chocolate, I could probably do that). 40 days is over a month! It’s […]

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40 Ways To Celebrate Jesus This Easter

40 Fun Ways To Celebrate Jesus This Easter // ohAmanda.com

I’m passionate (PASSIONATE!) about using Christmas and Easter to lead our kids to Jesus. I think these bright-and-shiny, larger-than-life holidays are the perfect platforms to make Jesus the center of  life and conversation. I’ve written extensively about both of these holidays and written some ebook devotionals to match (see Truth in the Tinsel and Sense of the […]

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