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Episode 188: Helping our Children Understand Home, Hospitality, and Heaven

In this episode we talk about the concept of home and its different meanings. How can we help our children understand the blessing of being hospitable? How can we help them understand heaven? What can we do to make our house a home? Free downloads available. Books Discussed in This Episode: Show Notes/Transcript with Links: (00:09):

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Episode 173: Celebrating the New Year and Setting Goals

In this episode we look at how to help our kids set goals and some funny books about the topic. We also have a free download/worksheet to help you have fun setting goals with your children. Show Notes with Links: (00:10): Welcome! (00:52): Trying (02:00): Big Plans (03:00): Shh! We Have a Plan Building Character

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Episode 73 Replay: Preparing for Christmas

This episode first aired in December 2021 and offers ideas for preparing for Advent and Christmas. We thought you’d enjoy another listen. Books Discussed in This Episode: Transcript with Links: 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

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Episode 23 Replay: Making Meaningful Advent Memories

In this episode we talk about making Christmas meaningful by creating special family memories. This first aired in December of 2020, but we thought you might enjoy listening again as we plan to make this Christmas meaningful for our families. Keeping Christ at the center of our Christmas celebration can be challenging. Observing Advent can help

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Episode 171: Everything Christmas with Kristin Wynalda, Part 2

In this episode, we continue the discussion where we left off last week. This time we discuss some Christmas controversy and suggest some gift ideas. Plus, I share about a book I just found out about because it launched only a month or so ago. It would make a great gift for the toddlers in

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Episode 170: Everything Christmas with Kristin Wynalda, Part 1

In this episode we talk with Kristin Wynalda of “Big Books, Little Ears” about everything Christmas. This is part 1 of 2. Next week we’ll conclude with part 2 of the conversation. Find out what our favorite Christmas books are for the season. Our Guest: Kristin Wynalda Kristin Wynalda likes Agatha Christie mysteries, chai, and

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Episode 169: Betsy Childs Howard Interview and Discipling through Stories

In this episode we chat with Betsy Childs Howard about her books, her work with the Gospel Coalition, and discipleship. Why and how can we use stories with our kids? Why and how does God use waiting in our lives? Come join the conversation.  Our Guest: Betsy Childs Howard I was born and raised in

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Episode 168: Dennis Conrad Interview and Starting Conversations about Salvation

In this episode we interview Dennis Conrad about his second book in the In God We Trust series and discuss how stories can help open up the most important conversations with our children, especially conversations about salvation. Learn how we can organically start those conversations. Our Guest: Dennis Conrad Dennis Conrad Began writing stories for

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