I have certain foods that I like that I'm embarrassed to order in front of people. I don't if that's normal or not. I think it's because I like basically every food and others think certain foods are "gross". Some "gross" foods are more en vogue to like than others. I also get embarrassed for … Continue reading I’m a Little Embarrassed.
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
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
Kids are so much better at sharing their faith than we are. They just tell their friends what they learned in Sunday school, or invite friends to VBS, or pray for them by name in their nightly prayers. They're so matter of fact and so often just say what they're thinking...whatever it is. I think … Continue reading Tell It Like It Is
Yesterday I sat with my kids in big church listening to the Justin Wren sermon. Despite the fact that they were playing with wiki stix the whole time they were definitely listening. And, as you can imagine they had a lot of questions. So we talked a lot about how different people live. We also … Continue reading Making Friends In Unlikely Places
Jesus had grandparents. That's weird to think about. This week we'll read the Luke account of Jesus' entire lineage. If you have a curious child who wants to compare it with the list in Matthew, you'll notice some differences. DOES THIS MEAN THE BIBLE CAN'T BE TRUSTED!?!? No. Both accounts put their emphasis where they … Continue reading Jesus Had Grandparents
I’m going rogue and talking about our gospel reading today, because I think it is such an incredible passage. Elizabeth, a relative of Mary’s, was about 6 months pregnant. Her pregnancy, like Mary’s, was miraculous because Elizabeth was considered too old to have kids (I can only imagine that she was about my age – … Continue reading Reacting to the News
This week we are starting with Luke, our third gospel. You and/or your children might start complaining "but I've already read this...twice". To this I say: a) repetition is good and that's how you learn and b) Luke is different. It was specifically written to present an accurate and complete account of the life of … Continue reading Let’s Dive In