One of the main things my friends make fun of me for is my lack of visible emotion. We didn’t express our emotions in our home when I was growing up so it doesn’t come super naturally for me. I think that’s why I love the Psalms so much. They help me feel…or at least … Continue reading Laugh, Cry, Scream, Whatever!
I am always amazed when God tells Jacob “I will go (down to Egypt) with you”. Even when we can’t hear God speak these words specifically to us, we need to keep in mind that He is there. Try to stress this with your kids as you read with them. Sometimes things seem hopeless. Sometimes … Continue reading Reunited At Last
We've discussed before that when reading from Genesis you should read in advance to decide if certain stories are appropriate for your children. This week we have one of these stories - the story of Judah and Tamar. You may be wondering whether there is anything of value in reading a story like this to … Continue reading The Amazing Story Of Joseph Begins
This week we encounter God's first covenant with any human. This is a special promise between God and a group or individual where both sides have a stake in the game (except this time Noah gets it pretty easy). We are considered to be under the covenant of Christ. Our part in the promise is … Continue reading I promise!
The Bible is not easy, but it's worth it. There are some difficult stories and we know difficult conversations may arise from the topics found in Scripture. Here are a couple of things to help guide your conversations: The Bible is bigger than each individual story. It all works together to make one big story … Continue reading
This week is all about sin and consequences. Fun, eh? Nobody likes to talk about sin...well, we like to talk about the sins of others and make sure everyone knows how terrible "they" are, but we definitely don't like to talk about our own. Sure, it's easy to say a generic, "I'm a sinner", but … Continue reading A Week of Sin and Consequences
Sorry this is a few days late. We had some technical difficulties, but here we go - Genesis - the literal beginning. We hope you and your family enjoy starting at the beginning with familiar stories. Also, our kindergarteners are working through Genesis as well, so if you have one, know that they'll be happy … Continue reading Genesis – The literal beginning