Thursday, April 23, 2015

"All Things Bright And Beautiful" 3 Books and 1 Song - Resource Recommendation

"All Things Bright and Beautiful" is a wonderful hymn to praise God for what He made. Recently, I found a number of picture books that illustrate the song beautifully.

I cherish the sweet moments I have had with my girls as we learn this song.  We sit outside and read the book. Then we listen to the song on You Tube. Sometimes we look around us as Spring unfolds in our backyard, and talk about what God made that was beautiful, wise, and wonderful.

Throughout the day I hear my daughters sing a few lines of the song while playing. "All things wise and wonderful, all creatures great and small..."

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

5 Ways To Help Your Child "Seek Peace and Pursue It" - Tech Tuesday

This Spring, I am considering the question “How do I prepare my child for a future full of technology?” 

“Seek peace, and pursue it.” Psalm 34:14 KJV, (also quoted in 1 Peter 3:11)
Sometimes I think “How can I stop my child from using screens too much?” Instead of just thinking about what I don't want my children to do (use screens too much), I want to focus on what I do want my children to do (live God’s Word).

I want my children to seek peace and pursue it. Sometimes technology can get in the way of peace and tranquility. Games and social media have an addictive quality. Screens provide distractions with notifications going off and providing the possibility of always something new to look at. Also, the content on our screens can be dark and unsettling.  

What can I do to help my child seek peace and pursue it in an age of technology?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How Do I Prepare My Child For A Future Filled With Technology? -Tech Tuesday For A Parent's Heart

Living in a culture full of technology, I often ask myself: "How much screen time should my children have?" "How do I help my children not get addicted to using these devices?" "How should my children interact with other people in this online world?" "How do I prepare my children for a future that is filled with technology?" 
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." Psalm 119:105 ESV
I’m so thankful to have God and His Word to go to for answers. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

"Jesus' First Miracle" Teaching Ideas

"One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts." Psalm 145:4 KJV 

A great way for us to declare God's mighty acts to our children is to teach them about miracles. Jesus' ministry is full of miracles. It is exciting to put our eyes on God's great ability to do things that we can't do on our own.

Theme Verse: “This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee” John 2:11 KJV, print out

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Woman At The Well

Teaching about Jesus talking with the woman at the well (along with teaching about Niccodemus and John the Baptist) have been great ways for my husband and I to talk with our daughters about Holy Spirit and the new birth. It has been really exciting!

Theme Verse: “God is spirit” John 4:24, print out verse

Song:  "By The Well" by Luke and  Brigette Hill, listen here
To the woman by the well
Jesus said “God is spirit"
Worship God in spirit and truth

Parent Preparation: Pray, John 4:1-43, John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10  For further reference please read “Acceptable Year of the Lord” 4.1
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