Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6. A couple weeks ago my second grader came home all excited because being in a new classroom meant a big new class library with lots of new books to read. He was … Continue reading Learning About 9/11
This summer my 11-year-old nephew came to stay with us for a few weeks. He was getting ready to enter the perils of junior high (shudder) and it was fun to spend some extended time with him. One of the conversation topics that came up over and over was what he is and isn’t allowed … Continue reading Not Easily Offended
A couple of the readings this week are all about being prepared. Children know what that means and it's always helpful to relate reading to their everyday lives or tasks. Every night my kids and I get out their school clothes and put their backpack by the door. I put together their lunch and water … Continue reading Always Prepared
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwcYbo7pjto Hey, did you know we have a blog? Apparently, I forgot. Actually, I didn’t forget, but I did let myself get caught up in the chaos of back to school AND I DON’T EVEN HAVE KIDS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL! Can we all just absolve each other of the things we failed to do … Continue reading Did you forget?
Today at Sunday School we will talk about how to get ready for school. It’s fun to get ready for school; buying new clothes, crayons and a backpack. It’s an exciting time, wondering what your new teacher will be like and who will be in your class. It can also be kind of scary. You … Continue reading Don’t Forget This The Night Before School
You've heard it before. Everything worth having is worth working for. Just because we are excited about Jesus today, doesn’t mean our faith will last the rest of our lives. Lasting faith requires good soil and strong roots. On our recent vacation my husband insisted we go see a banyan tree. If you are not … Continue reading Become A Banyan Tree
Sometimes I’m a little jealous of the way my husband grew up. He went to the same small Christian school from K through 12 and he learned a lot about his faith. At school, he had to commit Bible verses and songs to memory – and he was tested on them, just like in his … Continue reading Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go