This year perhaps more than any other it is important to remember the things that we are thankful for. In the past 10 months each of us has said at some point or other, “I just can’t wait for 2020 to be over.” As if there will be some magical restart. (Spoiler alert: there won’t … Continue reading Tree of Gratitude
This week we have several psalms that focus on the cause and effect of our relationship with God. God, you did _________ so I'm going to praise you. This is something I've been working on for a while with my two year old and it's an easy thing to start with your kids too. Georgia … Continue reading “Thank You” Like David, not Dido
I hope that reading through the Psalms is really showing you what a huge variety of songs/prayers these are. I know that I was always tempted to think of the Psalms as a particular kind of praise and worship hymn. The verses people memorize and sing tend to be that way. But as we read … Continue reading How Are You Feeling Today?
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
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