This week we are starting the study of the book of Philippians. The author is Paul and he wrote this letter to show us how to live our lives as Christians and reflect Christ in our words and actions. The format of our reading plan is a little different. The book of Philippians has four … Continue reading Dear Philippi
This week we can see through Paul’s journey what it means when God is with us and the Holy Spirit guides us. It certainly does not mean that our life is all rainbows and butterflies. Despite many challenges and much physical harm, Paul stood boldly in the truth of Christ. Monday March 15, Acts 21:27-36 … Continue reading Who Do You Reflect?
I get frustrated with a lot of Contemporary Christian Music. I honestly shouldn't criticize because, well...could I do any better? But, truly, I'm not criticizing the talent of the writers / performers. I'm criticizing the thought behind the songs. Often they just repeat the same 3-5 words over and over and those words don't seem … Continue reading Good Music Is Hard to Come By
This week we read more about Paul traveling(by boat) to different places to encourage the local church. And then we end the week with his last stop in Jerusalem. Paul understood the urgency and importance of telling people how to live a life that honored God. Monday, March 8: Acts 19:21-41 Key Points: Paul was … Continue reading Whatever Floats Your Boat
I just read a great article yesterday in the Dallas News and it had this quote that struck me, “we don’t help others because they are Christians, but because we are.” Acts of service to others has always been important to me. I love serving my family and making them delicious meals. I get that … Continue reading Why Help Others?
I think Acts 19:15 is one of the most interesting verses in the Bible. As someone, who was trying to invoke Paul's ability to perform miracles, makes an attempt to cast out a demon, the demon comes back with the ultimate "put you in your place." The demon says, "yeah, I know Jesus and I've … Continue reading You Can’t Fool a Demon
You might be thinking that this is a blog about and for kids, but I wanted to tell you how I structure my (planned) time with God. Obviously, you can spend time with God anywhere, BUT, I find if I don’t have a small schedule in place, it doesn’t happen at all - anyone with … Continue reading My Quiet Time
This week we see examples of God freeing people from bondage. But there are different ways to be a prisoner – both spiritual and physical. As you read Acts this week, ask your children to look for examples of what we can be prisoners of, and how we can be set free. Monday February … Continue reading Break Free
This is, of course, taken out of context, but I believe it's relevant for today. Know that we are praying steadily for relief from this situation. 2 Corinthians 1:3-7Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, … Continue reading The God of all Comfort
Acts is full of incredible and miraculous events that kept the church growing and thriving. This week's readings contain several. Make sure you don't miss any of the cool ways God blessed Peter to continue to spread the name of Jesus. Oh, and here's a little ditty (with a spectacular and very 80s music video...seriously, … Continue reading Amy Grant does it again