Count Yourself Calm

This week Mike and Sarah talked with author Eliza Huie about her new book, Count Yourself Calm: Taking Big Feelings to a Big God.

Teach children a calming activity that focuses their attention on God and helps them manage their emotions.

This beautifully illustrated and empathetically written book walks children through a calming activity that focuses their attention on God and helps them manage their emotions.

Through a combination of slow breathing, prayer, and focusing on five things about God and his good gifts, children will learn to count themselves calm. Children can practise this calming activity while you read them the book and then use it when they feel upset, sad, angry, worried, anxious, or scared.

This resource is a great tool to equip children 4-7 years old to regulate their emotions and calm down.

Eliza is a counselor, author, speaker, and trainer committed to providing care and resources for the whole person. Trained both biblically and clinically, she understands the complexities people face in their spiritual, emotional, and physical lives.

She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and has advanced certificates in biblical counseling from The Christian Counseling Educational Foundation (CCEF) and The Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC). She is also a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC/LCP) and has specialized training in trauma care, including EMDR. Eliza’s approach to clinical psychology reflects an unwavering commitment to a Christian worldview and therefore any utilization of clinical methodologies to any degree are modified to reflect and align with this worldview.

New Animated Series - The Garden

This week Mike and Sarah talk with Butch & Julieann Hartman about their new animated series, The Garden.

The Garden is a Christ-centered children’s cartoon aimed at teaching your kids the gospel in a simple, fun, and entertaining way. Each short episode revolves around Lenny the Lion and Lucy the Lamb; two best friends who work inside a magical garden where ANYTHING can grow! With each adventure they must learn how to accomplish their assignment through a Bible scripture and an original song. “The Garden” will take your kids right along on these adventures, too!

Currently streaming on PureFlix, Yippee and other outlets.

Creator - Butch Hartman: Butch Hartman is a well-known animator, artist, director, writer, producer, voice actor, entrepreneur, and Jesus-loving Christian. He is best known for creating the classic, Nickelodeon animated series The Fairly Odd Parents and Danny Phantom along with several others. He owns his own production company, Billionfold Inc., is the founder of Hartman House—a non-profit organization that supports those in developing nations—and helps his wife Julieann run her ministry, ‘Healing Journeys Today’. He has a very large social media presence and currently resides in Los Angeles with Julieann and has two grown daughters Carly & Sophia.

I Know Who I Am - Dorena Williamson

This week Mike and Sarah interview returning guest Dorena Williamson about her new book,

With joyfully illustrated pages and simple yet impactful biblically based statements of truth, young readers ages 4-8 are introduced to children from Haiti, India, Korea, Rwanda, Spain, New Zealand, and many more countries, declaring and celebrating their God-given identities. The positive “I am” statements and diverse characters point to how God has uniquely created all children to reveal his glory, while also serving as a beautiful reminder for kids to be confident in who they are—and more importantly, who they belong to.

I KNOW WHO I AM encapsulates a timeless message for young believers: that they are loved and are enough because Christ created them to be exactly who they are.

Dorena Williamson is the bestselling author of Brown Baby Jesus, Crowned with Glory, and more children's books celebrating multiculturalism. She is also a preacher's kid, pastor's wife, and cross-cultural ministry veteran. She and her husband planted Strong Tower Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee, a faith community passionate about biblical justice and God's diverse kingdom.

The Anxious Lily

This week Mike and Sarah talk with author Mary Holloman about her new book, The Anxious Lily.

Lola the Lily hasn’t a care in the world―until she pokes through the ground and realizes that she has no clothes! This realization is only the beginning of her worries.

What if her stem gets crinkled?

What if her petals get wet and soggy?

With so many things that could go wrong, Lola has no time to waste―she must make herself a complete wardrobe to prepare for all her worst fears.

Will Lola’s worries keep her from being the lily God created her to be?


*Anxiety in Young Ones and Adults

*The Comparison Trap

*Finding Peace and Rest in God

*Growth in Every Season

*Contentment in Current Circumstances

*God's Sovereignty

Mary Holloman is passionate about communicating deep truths through story-driven writing. She is a contributing author for three books, and has written for many online publications, including Her View From Home, Lifeway Research, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Charisma Magazine, and the Christian Broadcasting Network. She and her husband have three beautiful children and live in the Triad of North Carolina. She loves to create rhymes, act silly with her kids, and eat dark chocolate. You can follow along with her at

Bedtime with Daddy

This week hosts Sarah Humphrey and Mike Nawrocki talk with returning guest Nancy Sanders about her new book, Bedtime with Daddy.

Bedtime with Daddy features many of the same characteristics as Book 1, Bedtime With Mommy, but with all new animal families!

All around the world, it’s bedtime, and daddies are tucking little ones into bed. From the penguins in the Arctic to the lions of Africa, it’s time for snuggles, prayers, songs and bedtime kisses. This adorable board book features a daddy and baby animal in eight different habitats getting ready for bed. The final spread features Daddy playing a guitar and putting his son to bed.

Nancy I. Sanders is a multi-award-winning children’s author of over 100 books. She is the co-winner of the ECPA’s 2018 Young People’s Literature Award for the best in MG/YA nonfiction in the Christian
market, and some of her favorite topics to write about are God, Bible stories, educational subjects, African American history, and Jane Austen. While Nancy loves to spend her time writing books and
working on various manuscript projects, she also enjoys sewing patchwork quilts, gardening, and capturing the beauty of God’s beautiful creation on film. Nancy and her husband, Jeff, live in southern California and attend Calvary Chapel Chino Hills Church.

Who God Wants Me to Be

This week Mike and Sarah talk with authors Crystal Bowman and Michelle Lazurek about their new book, Who God Wants Me to Be.

This empowering picture book features a diverse cast of little girls dreaming of all the things they can be when they grow up and exploring how they can serve God in all kinds of careers.

I’ll keep trusting God, and then I will see
exactly who He wants me to be.

An artist, a teacher, a doctor, a stay-at-home mom—there are so many things a girl might want to be when she grows up. And even if she changes her mind as she cultivates new passions and skills, that’s okay! The important thing to remember is that she will discover the talents and desires given to her by God as she grows and learns. Whether she becomes a protector, healer, builder, or creator, she can use her gifts to share God’s love with others!

Join Haley, Isabela, Lexi, and Ashley as they explore different careers and encourage all girls to trust God and who he created them to be!

Crystal Bowman is a bestselling, award-winning author of over 100 books for children, women, and families. Her books have sold more than three million copies worldwide; received four Selah Awards, a Logos Bookstore Award, and five Golden Scroll Awards; and twice been named an ECPA finalist. Crystal is also active as a speaker, teacher, and grandma to her eight grandchildren. She and her husband reside in West Michigan.

Michelle S. Lazurek is a multi-genre award-winning author, literary agent, certified writing coach, speaker, pastor’s wife, and mother living in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. She has won two Golden Scroll Children's Book of the Year awards, Article of the Year, and the Enduring Light silver medal, among many other honors. She is also a member of the Christian Author's Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.

Tawanna Davis: Kingdom Kidz Online Academy

In their first every "recorded from Egypt" podcast - this week Sarah and Mike talk with the founder of Kingdom Kidz Online Academy, Tawanna Davis.

Tawanna Davis is the founder of Kingdom Kidz Online Academy where it is her desire to build God’s kingdom, one child at a time by making learning fun and interactive from home. A 2011 graduate from Lasalle University Nursing Program, it was the Almighty’s calling for Tawanna to make the career transition to become an educator. Taking a leap of faith, Tawanna decided to educate children internationally in Egypt, and China which she has over 10 years of experience teaching both in the brick and mortar and virtual setting.

Having been employed at VIPKID, the #1 online education platform, Tawanna had the wonderful opportunity to teach over 10,000 students, write and illustrate children’s stories for the Chinese community, and work for the Rural Education Project, founded by the Alibaba business mogul, Jack Ma in teaching many children throughout rural China who do not have access to quality education.

As an educator, Tawanna offers more of a motherly approach in the classroom setting: nurturing, stern, and creative. Because she acknowledges that all children are intelligent and learn when it is fun, Tawanna utilizes several teaching methods proven to enhance student academic development and interest in learning. From
song and dance to visual enhancements, she loves to incorporate many educational methods to create a fun learning atmosphere.
Moreover, Tawanna is a current homeschooler and world schooler with over 8 years of experience which is her gift from God to be a mother that has allowed her to reach the hearts and minds of the youth. ‘Train up a child in the way that he shall go and when he is old, he will never depart from it ‘Proverbs 22:6

Michelle T. Sanchez: God's Beloved Community

This week Mike and Sarah talk to Michelle T. Sanchez about her new book God's Beloved Community.

This children's book from the author of Color-Courageous Discipleship makes the God-inspired dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., accessible to all, helping kids and parents answer God's call to move from being color-blind to color-brave.

God created a world filled with vibrant variety—and called it good! From flamingos and crows to shooting stars and rainbows—to all our different shades of hair, eyes, and skin—God declared it all very good. Now God calls us to resist racism and proclaim with him how precious all people really are.

With lively rhyming text, this book takes young readers on a biblical and historical journey to discover more about beloved community. Drawing on the biblical vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it explores how we can create communities filled with God’s love as we delight in our differences, stand up to bullying and unfair rules, and declare with our lives and our love that everyone matters to God.

Raising Amazing

This week hosts Mike Nawrocki and Sarah Humphries talk with author Monica Swanson about her new book, Raising Amazing: Bringing Up Kids Who Love God, Like Their Family, and Do the Dishes without Being Asked.

Raising Amazing combines years of research with personal stories and step-by-step, practical advice to equip you to raise kids of godly character and deep faith who love their parents and remain close to their siblings for a lifetime.

Parents love to imagine their children growing up to be exceptional adults. But for many, raising exceptional adults seems a daunting task. Perhaps you're a new parent and don't know where to start, or maybe you're a parent of teens and feel like you've made a mess of it all. Or perhaps you're somewhere in between and just don't think you're good at the whole parenting thing.

Wherever you are in your parenting journey, there's hope for you. As a mom of four boys, Monica Swanson--also the author of Boy Mom and host of the popular Boy Mom podcast--knows firsthand the challenges and struggles of parenting and the kind of help that parents in the trenches are looking for.

In Raising Amazing, Monica gives you the tools and techniques you need to:

  • Raise countercultural kids in the midst of a crazy world
  • Train your children in the biblical character qualities you value most
  • Find ways to help your kids navigate technology, sports, and dating
  • Introduce your children to a vibrant life of faith that will draw them closer to God
  • Cultivate strong sibling bonds and mend those that may already be struggling
  • Develop healthy relationships with your children that will lead to friendship for a lifetime
  • Encourage dads with a "note to dads" at the end of each chapter written by Monica's husband

This isn't just a book; it's a fresh perspective on parenting that may just change the trajectory of your family forever.