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Words of Affirmations for Your Child

By Courtney McDaniel | February 23, 2023

Many of you may have read about Five Love Languages to find your spouses, or your own love language. Children also speak and receive love in these specific languages. Your children will need all the love languages at different stages in their development, even different day to day.  Here are five ways to fill your…

Winter Challenge – A new family rhythm

By Courtney McDaniel | January 17, 2023

Welcome to the new year! Do you make new year’s resolutions, set goals, or begin new habits? As a Winter Challenge to our Preschool Families, we want to encourage you to set a new family rhythm. Here are some steps of encouragement as you begin. Step 1: Tell someone – saying it aloud to someone…

“Lots” of Christmas

By Courtney McDaniel | December 21, 2022

The Christmas Season is here! You may be home from work, your children are out of school or childcare, you are gearing up for some travel, or preparing to host guests in your home. In my home, we are watching our favorite Christmas movies, getting ready to make our favorite Christmas snacks, and making a…

Blessed People Bless People

By Nanette Johnson | December 20, 2022

As we bring 2022 to a close, I also bring my time of ministry at First Baptist Arlington to a close. The year 2023 will bring new opportunities and blessings for each of us. This end-of-the-year season provides a natural time to reflect on our many blessings. It feels fitting for me to share a…

Gift Giving

By Nanette Johnson | December 1, 2022
Gift Giving

We spend a lot of time during the Christmas Season thinking about gifts and gift giving. Giving just the right gift takes thought. How well you know the person greatly informs the choosing process. And then your personality colors the way you choose as well. Depending on your personality, some people may find gift-giving stressful…

Traditions are Important

By Nanette Johnson | November 17, 2022
Traditions are Important

When I think back to my childhood years, there were some things that I feel have just always been. God, His love, and The Bible are obvious. But there is one more you may have missed as an “always has been” and that would be Musicals, of course! I grew up with musicals like: Fiddler…

Attitude of Gratitude

By Courtney McDaniel | November 10, 2022
Attitude of Gratitude

How do you help your child develop an attitude of gratitude? In our world today, I feel like that is getting harder and harder to do. A recent post on the Parent Cue Instagram states that “Gratitude isn’t an inherent emotion. Gratitude is learned.” They offered four ways to model gratitude to our children: 1.…

Less is More

By Nanette Johnson | November 2, 2022
Less Is More

As humans this phrase, Less is More, may go against our natural instincts and desires. We tend to live in the lane that is always striving for more. This “I need more” desire happens around the preschool snack table as soon as the fish crackers are given. As adults, it may come over us with…

A Place to Belong

By Courtney McDaniel | October 27, 2022
A Place to Belong

After graduating from college, I moved to a new city, with a new job, and no friends nearby. It felt like I was new to everything. I was searching for a place to belong, with people my age and in my stage of life. After visiting several other churches across the DFW metroplex, someone from…

First, Worship God

By Nanette Johnson | October 19, 2022
First Worship God

Sundays are when we come to church as individuals to be together as a family. I’ve never known life without church. My grandparents raised their children to attend church every Sunday. And then my parents did the same with my sister and me. Jay and I have continued to make Sunday church attendance an important,…