Thursday, February 26, 2015

What Is My Identity? - For A Parent's Heart

I've had a lot of questions about my identity since becoming a parent. Do I identify as a stay at home mom? Do I hold onto my identity from my job as an occupational therapist? Do my husband and I identify according to our household income? Is my identity defined by my baby using clothe diapers and nursing?  Am I a "dance mom" because my daughters are in a dance class?

 What does the Bible say about my identity? 

Galatians 3:26-28 WTJ*
As a matter of fact, all of you are sons of God through the believing in Christ Jesus. In fact, as many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is in you neither Judean nor Greek. There is in you neither servant nor freeman. There is in you neither male nor female. In fact, you are all one in Christ Jesus.
I am a child of God. 
We are one in Christ.
Being a child of God is a bigger identity than any parenting category I might fit in. Even though the difference between male or female and servant or free is huge, we are all one in Christ.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Grow In Grace - For A Parent's Heart

"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen." 1 Peter 3:18 KJV
We don't have to be a perfect parents. We don't have to hold onto guilt when we make mistakes in parenting. We can enjoy God's grace in every area of our lives.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

5 Objects To Use When Teaching The Bible - Toddler Tuesday

When teaching the Bible, I have found that I usually have a toddler's attention for a longer time when they are holding an object to touch and explore. Objects from around your house and toys that you may already have can be used to teach the Bible. Taking a few minutes to sit with your toddler exploring the object and talking about the Bible can be a sweet and simple part of daily life.

Friday, January 9, 2015

"It Is Written" Teaching Ideas

Theme Verse: “And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written” Luke 4:4, printout

Song: “I Have Hidden Your Word” from Hide “Em In Your Heart Volume 2 by Steve Green