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
Who is the most impressive, exciting person you've ever been around? I shook hands with Matthew McConnaughey once. That's the best I can offer. But this week we'll read about The Transfiguration, a time when a few disciples get to hangout with Jesus, Moses and Elijah as they pow-wow. Can you imagine? Incredible. May 27: … Continue reading I Shook Hands with Matthew McConnaughey.
I am so happy that by now doing our reading at bedtime has become a habit for our (and I know many of yours) kids. Yes, maybe it is a means to delaying bedtime at times, but whatever the means I like the end result. Our Thursday reading is especially relatable, we spend a LOT … Continue reading Check Your Heart
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 reading brings some really useful practical advice. Especially if you have more than one child at home. We always hear and tell our children to live like Jesus, and sometimes it's hard for kids to figure out exactly how or what to do. This week will give them some ideas about conflict resolution … Continue reading Forgiveness Is Key
In our preschool classes we are continuing to talk about the life of Jesus. We started in Advent and will continue all the way through Easter. So we have four whole months dedicated to teaching our little ones about the life of Jesus. Although that’s a lot of time, it’s still not nearly enough time … Continue reading Sharing Is Caring
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?