Exciting New Christmas Around the World Resources

ArynThe Church Library, The Family Library15 Comments

Christmas Around the World

Have you ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated in different places around the world? What foods they eat, what decorations they prefer, even different countdown methods and types of gifts. It’s really fascinating, when you take the time to think about how diverse the world is, and how many ways there are to celebrate the Birth of our Savior, kindness, and generosity! Note this post contains affiliate links. At no cost to you, I may receive a percentage of your purchase, to help support this blog. You can read my full disclosure here. Growing up, I knew there were many … Read More

Shares 43

Bachelor Missions: A Faith Adventure to Remember

ArynThe Church Library, The Family Library24 Comments

Bachelor Missions Purpose

Welcome to another Celebrate Lit Book Review: The Bachelor Missions: Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap (Book One) I received a free copy of this book to review, but my thoughts are my own, I was not required to leave a positive review. Note this post contains affiliate links, you may read my full disclosure here. Name of book: The Bachelor Missions Author: Jes Drew The good-guys, the bad-guys, and the wild card- it’s the ultimate game of cloak and dagger… Jes Drew lives with her mom, dad, younger sister (the illustrious Nicki Chapelway), four younger brothers (yes, four), and two dogs. She … Read More

Shares 26

5 Incredible Authors Who Inspire And Encourage Hope

ArynThe Church Library, The Family Library20 Comments

Authors of Hope

Hey, It’s Authors Day!! I couldn’t decide on my top favorite author, so I decided to share with you some of my favorite nonfiction authors who inspire hope in different ways. In most of these books, you’ll find laughter, tears, growth opportunities, plenty to think about and learn from. We often struggle with hope. Losing It, Finding it, Knowing if it’s even possible. And yet, God offers us Hope. A Joyful Expectation, Confident that He is Faithful. We can claim hope along with so many other gifts God freely gives us. Lets explore these few authors and their books. Most … Read More

20+ Favorite Preschool Education Tools: Fun And Successful!

ArynThe Family Library6 Comments

Favorite Preschool Apps Games and Ideas

Happy Fall, my friends! Now that the Big Kids around you are back to their routines, it’s time to look for some new Favorite preschool education tools. Whether your oldest is just now ready for them, or you’re looking for something for the younger kids while the big kids are busy (homeschooling or off to school), I want to share some of our favorite preschool resources with you. These are 3-4-year-old tested, and mom and (homeschool) Grandma approved. They learn things without even realizing that’s what’s happening, and that’s my favorite way to learn! I don’t have regular ‘lesson times’ … Read More

Shares 8

Sunday School Songs that Comfort In the Storm

ArynThe Church Library, The Family Library8 Comments

He's God the Whole World In His Hands

If you grew up in church, as I did -I was a 4th (living) generation Southern Baptist as a kid- then you probably have some favorite Sunday School songs that still go through your mind from time to time. Hopefully you’re passing them down to the next generation as well. As I play our favorite CDs during the day, for my little guy and I to Dance to, sweep to, etc, and as I sing to him when he needs calming, I’m struck all over again by just how meaningful these songs really are! The Truths I’ve known as fact … Read More

Shares 5

Allegories, Adventures And Dragons, Oh My! Part 2

ArynThe Church Library, The Family Library5 Comments

Faith through Allegories

Allegories are very special to me. I’ve been drawn to them from a very early age. They can be fun, or serious, but they always make a point, in a parallel way, without just saying “You messed up. Look what you did/should have done/are capable of!” In that way, they are kind, and make you think. Some of my favorite Biblical Allegories are With that kind of example, reading allegories is one of my favorite types of fiction. I’m always learning something, scripture comes alive in new ways. Understanding Christ’s sacrifice better, or His love, or some other treasure. By … Read More

8+ Go-to Bible Storybooks-That Aren’t Watered Down

ArynThe Church Library, The Family Library11 Comments

8+ Go-to Bible Storybooks

First off, I struggle with choosing Bible Storybooks. Sometimes I get it home and find out it’s not theologically sound, or it’s totally watered down. I’ve gotten a few that had me itching to throw them away, and if you know me and books, that’s just not normal! I Love Books. I can rarely stop in the middle of a book, and won’t, unless it hits my 3-strike tolerance for inappropriate content. Poor writing or typos don’t usually phase me. Theological issues, well, that’s the only other thing that can stop me. Especially if it is something I want to … Read More

Shares 36

Let’s Be Moms Multitasking Well

ArynThe Family Library2 Comments

Moms Multitasking Well? Absolutely!

Hey, how is everyone today? The sun is shining here, and the grass is green. We got to play in the water more than once this past week, and that never fails to make me smile. It gives me more motivation to do things, and to be active, than those rainy days do. But, even at that, finding ways of sneaking cardio in to my daily routines can be difficult. I have some pretty amazing friends who appear to be the definition of moms multitasking well. Sometimes I feel a little intimidated (or a lot intimidated, depending on the week). Taking … Read More

Shares 13

Inspiring Action When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything

ArynThe Family Library20 Comments

I Don't Feel Like It!

This past month, I’ve not gotten enough sleep, and we have had quite a few rainy days. I don’t know about you, but that combination often leads me to a place where I just don’t feel like doing Anything. Not my chores, for sure! Maybe not my Bible time. Not spending time playing with my four-year-old who switches gears (and activities) faster than my brain can keep up with. Or gets fixated on one activity that is my least favorite, and want to play that for hours! Coming up with another dinner idea? Really? Do I have to? 😊 Obviously, … Read More

Shares 6

3 Awesome Faith Filled Adventures for Preschoolers

ArynThe Church Library, The Family Library4 Comments

Faith Filled Preschool Shows

Have you been looking for clean, faith filled adventures for your little ones? Something they can watch, and learn from, both basic letters/numbers kind of things, and healthy interaction with family and friends and neighbors? I want to show you 3 of my favorites, that I actually enjoy watching with my little guy. They are full of fun, imagination, moral lessons, and faith building activity. And the occasional jokes that go over the kids heads, are still clean and kind, which I Love! (It drives me BONKERS when that’s not the case) *Note that this post contains affiliate links. You … Read More

Shares 9