Episode #13: Favorite Chapter Books for 9-12 Year Olds

In this episode, Holly Packiam and her daughter Sophia Packiam, discuss their favorite chapter books for 9-12 year olds. This is a perfect episode for parents and children to listen to together! The next time you're all in the car together, on maybe even during an evening at home, be inspired together.

    Topics include:

    • The characteristics of a good book
    • Books that include characters worth emulating or ones that lead a child to explore the tensions and complexities lying in the human heart.
    • Favorite Chapter Book Titles for 9-12 year olds

    Episode #12: Encouraging a Love of Art Through Stories

    In this episode Holly Packiam and Jaime Showmaker encourage and inspire listeners to cultivate a love of art through stories. The ability to participate in God's presence through viewing beautiful works is a gift of being created in His image.

    Topics include:

    • The value of putting great works of art before our childrens’ eyes
    • Practical ways to capture our childrens' (from toddlers to teens) interest in art
    • The importance of presenting a feast of art to our children
    • Books to inspire a love of art 

    Episode #11: Pursuing Wisdom For Life

    In this episode, Holly Packiam and Jaime Showmaker discuss our quest as Christians to be lifelong learners and carriers of wisdom. They share from their own journey as children of God, moms, and parents what it looks like to pursue wisdom for a lifetime. 

    Topics include:

    • The understanding of a disciple of Christ as a learner
    • The characteristics of a lifelong learner
    • The importance of modeling a lifestyle of learning to our children
    • Practical ways to pursue wisdom
    • Books to inspire lifelong learning