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It’s easy to wonder where the fire of my youth went, until I peer into the eyes of my children. There’s a flicker in them — rising, growing, dancing in their imaginations…

Parenting is the most hands-on world-changing we’ll ever do.

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As our kids learn to notice details as small as a shift in temperature or a leaf bidding its branch farewell, perhaps they’ll become more aware of God’s workings in their lives.

Look to the seasons, my child. Change is ok.

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I place a pause before my answer, wonder if I should burden him with these heavy thoughts. He can take it, he has before.

They’ll be grown and gone before we know it…

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We’ve discovered a sweet offset — that the balances are bent in our favor. The more we hike, the greater the hiking becomes. Here are 4 ways we’ve taught our kids to love family hikes.

4 ways we taught our kids to love family hikes

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Over twelve and a half hours and 197 miles, we began a new family hobby that will direct our minds and hearts toward our Creator.

What Birds Teach Our Kids About God’s Plans For Our Lives + Tips and Resources for Birding With Your Child

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They slow at every whirling pool where water wraps itself around the rocks. My children look free within the bounds of this river. Without these boundaries, it all falls apart…

Look to the river, my child, and see God’s good boundaries.

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It wasn’t like me to fail a class. As the second youngest student at college, I took the opportunity to attend Bible school seriously. Yet here I was smitten with a boy and, alongside him, failing Greek.

After Failing Greek, I Learned This About Teaching My Child to Rightly Handle God’s Word

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“We should buy your parent’s house.”
I thought my husband was crazy. Sipping on my iced latte, every reason to not do this filled my mind.

Why and How We Purchased, Lived In, and Flipped My Childhood Home in 5 Weeks With 4 Kids

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I know now the hard-pressed nature of being a mama balancing countless responsibilities in and outside the home. An intense fear of dropping the iron of their upbringing or education while tending too greedily to the iron of my career… and yet, I’m grateful for this bookend vantage…

My mother worked. Now I am a working mother. Here is how I see it twenty years later.

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Our children are growing up in a world of gray space, an arena lacking definitive lines. And yet, I think they know the world cannot operate in this way.

Training Our Children in Truthful Habits Amidst a Gray-Space Society

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Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!

I'm Eryn, Master Naturalist, Author, & Bible Teacher

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