Sunday, May 29, 2016

Scripture Sunday {2 Timothy 1:7}

Happy Sunday, friends! 

Printable Scripture posters from Mommy & Her Men!  Great for memory verses, Sunday School displays, or morning Bible time!
Today we're launching our brand new printable Scripture posters!  Click on the link for a document that includes ALL of the posters!  This set of posters will be updated weekly, so be sure to stop by every Sunday for a new verse to brighten your week!

Click HERE for the full printable poster set!

Printable Scripture posters from Mommy & Her Men!  Great for memory verses, Sunday School displays, or morning Bible time!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Teach Them to Serve {#3 ~ Encouraging Words}

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Happy Friday, friends!  It's a beautiful sunshiney day here in North Texas!  It's been rainy and COLD, so our street needed a little something to brighten our days.  I challenged Little Man to go outside and leave some encouraging notes for our neighbors on the sidewalk!

Teach them to serve by leaving happy notes for the neighbors!

There's really nothing super special about this activity, but I hope those seeing the notes felt a little bit of the sunshine we wanted to give them!  Little Man grabbed the chalk and Baby Boy and I plopped ourselves into the grass.  

I'd say he enjoyed himself!

At first Little Man wasn't quite sure what to write.  I prompted him to think of the things he would want to hear if he was having a bad day.

"God loves you!"

"Have a great day!"  Complete with smiley faces, hearts, and a cross!

"You are cool!"  "Thank you!"

I cut off the picture trying to get the words he wrote.  He also wanted to draw a special Captain America just for Daddy!

Teach them to serve with this fun series of 25 acts of kindness for the whole family!

Overall, I'd say it was a fun afternoon outside!  I loved that Little Man had to stop and think about what someone else might want to hear after a bad day.  Hopefully he'll be able to carry that into other parts of his life!

"Great is His faithfulness; His mercies are new every morning!"
Lamentations 3:23

What is the best thing you've ever heard after a bad day?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

10 Books For Mom to Read This Summer {What We're Reading Wednesday}

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Yesterday was our last official day of school.  It's summer time at our house!  Of course, today is a chilly 63 degrees outside.  Little Man and I decided that it's perfect weather for sweats and curling up with a book under a blanket.  Nothing says "first day of summer vacation" like sweats and blankets, right???  I know that I usually post a list of picture books for What We're Reading Wednesday, but today I want to share a list of books that Mommy can't wait to read this summer!

10 books that are perfect for Mommy to read this summer from Mommy & Her Men!

I saw this one at Target and was intrigued.  Love reading about famous authors!

I love everything about her blog!  I've been a part of Good Morning Girls for quite some time and it's still my favorite way to study the Bible!  I'm looking forward to reading a full book!

I'm at a point that I want to be wrecked by Jesus.  I'm seeing Him slowly pull me out of my comfort zone and take me into uncharted territory!

Couldn't we all use a lesson in making wise choices?  We've been dealing with some tough situations lately and I know I haven't handled them as well as I should have.

Good Morning Girls went through Job several months ago.  It was a hard one for me.  My father recommended this book to me, and I can't wait to take that study even deeper!

This book was written by a fellow blogger!  I've never done a fast and I'm so excited to see how God works through this experience!

This book has been on my shelf for years.  Not my Goodreads shelf or the library shelf, but my actual bookshelf... next to my bed.  It's a fluffy, cozy mystery, but it's a series I've wanted to read for a long time.  I think it's time to dust it off and try it!

Yet another one that has been on my shelf... I actually started this one, but I was in a reading rut and never made it very far.  This might actually be one of the first ones I read this summer.

I've been in a memoir mood lately.

My friend LJ recommended this one.  I've also been drawn to historical fiction lately and this one was at the top of her list.  I'm thinking we might need a movie night when I finish!

What are you reading this summer?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

10 Favorite Picture Books About Weather {What We're Reading Wednesday}

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Hello, hello!  It is a stormy day here in Texas, and it has me thinking about all kinds of weather!  Little Man loves all kinds of EXTREME weather... well, extreme anything, really.  Today we're sharing ten of our favorite picture books about all the beautiful, different types of weather!

Little Hedgehog can't wait to try out his new raincoat and umbrella, but what happens when he and his friends get caught in a storm?

 Who doesn't love making pictures with the clouds?

 An oldie, but definitely a favorite!  What better way to count down to the arrival of a storm!?

We love anything by Eric Carle!

 The kids always love this one!  Lots of giggles happen when you think about a storm of food raining down on you!

 Read it.  Watch it.  We love some Magic School Bus!  All of them!

 We're right in the middle of tornado season, so this one is on our list for sure!

 Nothing beats the summer heat like a good summer rain!

 Mama and Papa Bear have the perfect way to help the cubs overcome their fear of storms!

 It's a special day when you get to fly a kite!

Were any of your favorite books on this list?  What do you read to the littles when the weather starts to change?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Teach Them to Serve {#2 ~ Lemonade Stand for a Cause}

Good morning! I am seriously excited about this post.  Little Man just blew me away with his excitement for this project!  First, I should give you a little back story.  Our church partners with several compassion ministries.  Both the children's program and the women's ministry held collection drives for one of them.  Normally, I would just take the boys and we'd go fill up a shopping bag with whatever is needed.  This time, we did something a little different.  

Little Man wanted to bring in a few other people for this project.  He's had lemonade stands in the past, so he thought he'd try one again... a lemonade stand with a purpose!  Our neighborhood hosts a community garage sale about twice each year.  We planned to have our lemonade stand on the same day.  I posted about it in our neighborhood Facebook group and on my personal page.  I was OVERWHELMED with the generosity of our community!  

We originally thought it would just be a lemonade stand, and then possibly a bake sale.  The garage sale was so early in the day, we decided on a breakfast bar!  We had cinnamon rolls, donuts, fruit, and a few different drinks.  Even Baby Boy couldn't contain his excitement!  

Our neighborhood was seriously beyond generous!  Little Man loved going to pick out all the toiletries to donate to the collection.  He was so careful to make sure he had some for boys, some for girls, matching sets, yummy smells... love it!

On the day we took everything up to the church, Little Man wanted to take a picture to say THANK YOU to our friends and family who came to support him in this project!  Your donations helped supply City House with 75 new shampoos, conditioners, body washes, deodorants, and razors!  You are amazing!

Teach them to serve with this fun series of 25 acts of kindness for the whole family!

If you are in the Dallas area, please take a moment to stop by their website and consider helping this absolutely amazing organization!

City House is an organization that supports homeless children and teenagers.  It was founded by two local teachers who were stunned to realize some of their own students were living out of lockers.  Through the support of the community, it has grown and has been helping homeless teens for over 27 years!  Wow!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Scripture Sunday {Proverbs 3:5-6}

Do you have a verse from your childhood that popped up in your adult life with a whole new meaning?  Today I'm sharing one of those.  As a kid, I memorized this verse and I've known it my whole life.  I'm pretty sure it's one of the most commonly memorized verses.  As an adult, it came back into my Scripture memory rotation and it just stopped me in my tracks.  I'm excited to now share it with my boys and watch as it shapes their lives as well.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways, submit to Him and He will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

We were on ski trip with my brothers, their wives, and our parents over Christmas.  I was riding up the lift with my dad and he asked me what brought about some of the recent changes in my life.  My response made both of us laugh.  I finally started to listen to God's plans instead of my own.  I figured out that when I walked in obedience... things just worked out better.  God really is good like that!  He DOES know what is best for us, and sometimes our hard heads are really stubborn!  

Trust Him.  Stop being so determined to follow our own way.  He is GOOD and He will work for the good of His children!  Now that's a truth I want my kids to know!

Scripture Sunday ~ A series of printable Scripture cards to memorize as a family!

Hop over to my Google drive  or click the image above for a printable version!  

Happy Sunday, friends!

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