Faith

Episode 57-Celebrating Beatrix Potter and Our Natural World

In this episode we discuss the interesting life of Beatrix Potter and her wonderful children’s books. We also discuss picture books about the earth, conservation, and nature, and a book for Christian parents about environmentalism. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books, that …

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Episode 56 – E. B. White and Lessons on Friendship

In this episode we discuss the great books that E. B. White wrote and the theme of friendship. We also discuss some wonderful picture books about friendship. And we finish with talking about Jesus who calls us His friends.  Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and …

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Episode 55 – Interview with Writer Marci Seither

In this episode I interview author Marci Seither. We discuss parenting and schooling, grandparenting and passing on the legacy of faith, and some great books you’ll want to check out. Our Guest: Marci Seither Marci Seither’s writing career began after her humor article was published in the small-town newspaper. Since then she has authored several …

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Episode 51-Celebrating Father’s Day as a Family

In this episode we explore fun books about dads and Father’s Day and some great books for Mom and Dad too.  Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books, that spark imagination, emotion, questions, and discussion, leading to teachable moments with our kids. Today, …

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Episode 50 – Enjoying Vacation with Our Kids

In this episode we discuss the joys of vacations and staycations and taking hold of those special teachable moments and defining moments that our times together can create. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books that spark imagination, emotion, questions, and discussion, leading …

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Episode 49-Helping Our Kids Learn to Grow Gardens, Plant Seeds, and Make the World More Beautiful

In this episode we explore some great books about gardens, gardeners, and how to create gardens together with our kids. Books Discussed in this Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books that spark imagination, emotion, questions, and discussion leading to teachable moments with our kids. I’m so …

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Episode 48: Helping Our Children Honor Our Fallen Heroes

In this episode we share some great books for helping our kids honor our fallen soldiers, learn more about America, and prepare for Independence Day. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books, that spark imagination, emotion, questions, and discussion, leading to teachable moments …

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Episode 47: Enjoying Margaret Wise Brown’s Books Together

May 23 is Margaret Wise Brown’s birthday. In this episode we look at some of the many great books she wrote that have entertained children for three generations. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books, that spark imagination, emotion, questions, and discussion, leading …

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Episode 46-Celebrating Asian-American Writers

In this episode we discuss some great books for children and parents written by Asian-American writers. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript: Welcome to “Books that Spark,” a podcast for parents and caregivers, celebrating books, that spark imagination, emotion, questions, and discussion leading to teachable moments with our kids. May is Asian-American month. And I …

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What Did Jesus Do: Discipling in the Every Day

23 Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples.  24 Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!”  …

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