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Great New Study Bible for Kids!

I just got through looking through the NIV Kids' VisualStudy Bible. I think it's great! The target audience: girls and boys ages 8-12. It's  NIV, with the complete text included. It has a hardback cover with glossy images on the front


Stand out features:

Over 700 relevant illustrations, photos, infographics, and maps are integrated throughout the bookBook introductions that include important facts about the book, including author, characters, audience, purpose, location, and key storiesStudy notes related to the scripture on most pagesIt has the typical table of contents, plus an alphabetical table of contents, so people can easily find a book of the Bible.It has an infographics index which directs readers to the major diagrams, graphs, and tables scattered throughout the book. Ex: The lifeline of Abraham, statistics about fear/trust verses in Psalms, and the resume of Zerubbabel.This is an awesome resource for children!  I would highly recommend this Bible for children who …

4 Steps to Creating Your Own Family Code

We got published by a parenting group called Homer, so I thought you would enjoy seeing the article!
ann  ::)




4 Steps to Creating Your Own Family Code

Not sure if your family is like mine, but we often seem to go in many different directions at once, and just getting the family around the table for dinner at the same time is deemed an achievement. As the season gets busier with graduations, weddings, and summer travel ahead, I’ve reached out to youth development experts Ann Saylor and Susan Ragsdale to share a good activity to keep your family strong and intentional. Susan and Ann are nationally recognized trainers and best-selling authors with a collective 45 years of experience in the field of youth development and leadership. Their mantra “play, live, lead with purpose” is evident in all they do. 4 Steps to Creating Your Own Family Code by Ann Saylor & Susan Ragsdale Have you ever written a family code that defines your family’s way of being together and making choices? Think abou…

Take Hold of Technology by Being Intentional!

One of their sales phrases is "Reclaiming real life in a world of devices", and they help readers to do just that. The book shares relatable stories, practical tips, tech-related statistics, and vulnerable insights into the author's own family.  I  found myself nodding with their insights continually, especially as we have one teen and two preteens in the house. I wondered how extreme their philosophy would be because our culture has truly gone haywire with devices! But the ideas weren't extreme. The suggestion will still take courage and discipline to implement, and I'm sure it will require a check in our family choices on a regular basis, but the suggestions aren't crazy difficult. 

I would honestly recommend this book to anyone who wants to consider the impact technology will have in his life. Technology will surely consume an individual and a family if tech owners don't use technology with purpose and caution.

I received this book from the publisher in…