I am over the pandemic. Admittedly, I have had it very easy! My husband and I both still have our jobs and my family is healthy. I cannot (strike that – should not) complain! But I’m over it. The sense I get is that everyone around me, whether you’ve faced significant hardships or not, is … Continue reading Why Did You Stop Fighting?
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
This Sunday we are reviewing the building blocks of our faith to make sure our preschoolers who are graduating to elementary Sunday school in just a couple weeks understand (on an age-appropriate level) what it means to be a Christian. So we’ll talk about what it means to follow Jesus, where our Bible stories come … Continue reading Building On
The preschoolers have spent the last two weeks learning about the Ten Commandments. We are ending our school year learning some important basics of our faith. We've already talked about the Lord's Prayer, Golden Rule and Fruits of the Spirit. Sometimes it could be hard to talk to kids about big stuff. You might wonder what are … Continue reading The First Six
I’ve heard a lot of people say things in the arena of, “well of course I would believe if I had seen Jesus perform miracles.” This week’s readings are full of reasons to believe. Casting out demons. Raising people from the dead. Healing chronic illness. The list goes on. The truth is, the empty tomb … Continue reading Icing on the Cake
This week’s passages talk a few times about the compassion of Jesus. Many of these stories are relatable to our kids, and are a good opportunity to talk about the ways Jesus is the same as us and the ways he is different.** **Small disclaimer: don’t let your children try to convince you (as my … Continue reading Bible Reading: No Is Not an Option
In Sunday School, our preschoolers have been working through a series on Jesus’ miracles. We’ve been talking a lot about faith. They may need a little prodding, but your preschoolers should know the word FAITH and what it means. (We’ve been using a paraphrase of Hebrews 11:1 – faith is believing in something you can’t … Continue reading Do You Still Have No Faith?
We hope you have been engaging your entire family in our daily Bible readings. It doesn’t matter if you have a 6 month old, a 6-year-old, or a 6th grader, all children can benefit from these readings. Even if your little one is truly too young to understand, we still believe it’s fruitful to include … Continue reading Keep On Reading
This week our planned preschool lesson and our daily Bible readings are centered on Jesus’ miracles. This might become a tricky topic for your children (and for you) to think about as your kids grow older. But our littlest ones usually love these Bible stories because they still have faith the way Jesus calls us … Continue reading Sunday School Recap – Jesus’ first miracle
So I’m sure you probably noticed, but the temperature dropped like 40 degrees overnight this weekend. Friday afternoon my kids were playing outside in shorts and t-shirts and Saturday morning we walked through light snow flurries on the way into Einstein Bagels. Once I got past my unending confusion over Texas winters, I got to … Continue reading Building a Foundation – One Week at a Time