So, I am clearly in a celebratory mood over here. My last post was about birthdays, and now we are moving on to Christmas! I wish I could write to you about all the enriching activities I lead for my children around the holidays, but I can barely get the laundry off of the laundry … Continue reading Christmas Playlist(and a bonus idea)
We have two birthdays in our house next week(pray for me) which has me thinking about all the fun routines I want to establish with our kids! When they come home from college, I want them to think..."this is what our family does on birthdays!" Here are a few ways me(or some of my friends!) … Continue reading Birthday Traditions
Okay, so no bears, but dragons and beasts. This week we get a crash course in Satan, the Antichrist and false prophets. We want to be ready when God comes back! This week is convicting - is Jesus really real to us in our daily lives? Monday, November 2 - Revelation 11:1-14 Key Points: The … Continue reading Dragons and Beasts and Bears, Oh MY!
A focus of the kid’s ministry team has been teaching our families The Lord’s Prayer. We are going line by line so that our children can learn it AND understand what it means. This is a foundation of the faith that we want them to cling to the rest of their lives. Today, I wanted … Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer Breakdown
Friends, I am ready to learn more about the Bible with you this week. Here’s what I know so far, Revelation is deeply rooted in the Old Testament - there are more than 500 allusions to the Old Testament, and 278 of the 404 verses in Revelation (that is almost 70%) make some reference to … Continue reading Connecting the Dots
Illustration of Stickman Kids Heads Singing Do Re Mi, with Music Notes If you caught Andrew’s sermon this past week, you’ll know he serenaded us with the Boys State anthem. There are several takeaways to be garnered from that, but one conclusion is that we remember words to put music - like the ABCs! My … Continue reading Do-Re-Mi
Fabric sukkah decorated with printed pattern and Hebrew text of blessing: Grant peace everywhere goodness and blessing, Grace, lovingkindness and mercy to us and unto all Israel, Your people. This week, the story of Nehemiah builds up to the Festival of Tabernacles! This story ends in celebration for what God has done. We see Nehemiah … Continue reading A Man on a Mission
Most of our psalms this week point us to praise. We should be so filled with awe and wonder for God that we cannot help but sing! I hope these psalms help you see God’s magnificent power and tender love for His people. Monday, August 31 - Psalm 141 Key Points: David cries out to … Continue reading Just Keep SINGING!
In light of a global pandemic, this may seem trivial; but, hey, we need life to be a little trivial sometimes! Last week, my daughter participated in dance camp, which was our first activity in approximately 100390343 days. It felt SO refreshing to have a little rhythm to our days. Partially my own fault and … Continue reading Do You Have a Carpool “Sign Off?”
Several of the psalms this week talk about where we look in times of trouble. Do we lift our eyes up to God or do we look to things around us? I am quick to look to comforting routines to make me feel safe, but God tells me that the first place I should come … Continue reading I Lift My Eyes Up