“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 The prescription for peace. Instead of dwelling on that which makes us anxious, present it… Read More The Formula for Peace
This lesson focuses on making a New Year a year of prayer, but you could use it anytime you wanted a lesson to teach about prayer. It teaches the acronym P.R.A.Y. and uses the Lord’s prayer as a model. It includes a lesson from God’s Word, a Connection to Christ and Gospel Presentation, a memory… Read More Make this Year a Year of Prayer Bible Study Lesson for Older and Younger Kids
Genesis 27: 1-40 27 One day when Isaac was old and turning blind, he called for Esau, his older son, and said, “My son.” “Yes, Father?” Esau replied. 2 “I am an old man now,” Isaac said, “and I don’t know when I may die. 3 Take your bow and a quiver full of arrows,… Read More Despicable Jacob, Despicable Me, Despicable You
The last thing I ever want to do is make the Bible, a book that is very much alive and sharp, seem dull and boring by teaching it the same old way, so I am always looking for ways to make things more exciting, or let the kids experience the familiar in a new way.… Read More Sermon on the Mount Scavenger Hunt
Weird questions I ask my kids number 3938: Whoa, why are you blue?
Failure Failure. I hate that word. I don’t even like to look at it. Ugh. In my chosen “professions,” I wonder about failure a lot. My Two Jobs My “day job” is that of a homemaker and stay at home mom. What is the measure of excellence for that? How do you know if you… Read More Feelings of Failure and The Secrets to Success
Bad News In this world, there is pain. No one can argue with such a statement, because we have all experienced it in our own lives. Recently, something happened in my life that caused me quite a bit of pain. It was a hard experience for me and left me feeling bruised and battered. After… Read More Trust God with Your Pain
Here are two lessons from the Book of Hebrews, each with a fun Winter Olympic theme. Both lessons stay true to God’s Word, while keeping the kids actively engaged with fun twists. We are going to use these during the 2018 Winter Olympics, but they could be used at other times too. Also, we used… Read More Olympic Themed Bible Study Lesson Based on topics from the Book of Hebrews
I would rather give someone twenty dollars than give them my “Aldi’s” quarter. It’s a beauty, ain’t it?
Us to kids: Listen, there are four of you. We expect to at least double our investment, so we expect at least 8 grandkids. We don’t care how you divide it up, but 8 it is. They completely and totally agreed! Sounds legal and binding to me! 😉 Dinner time conversations can get weird around… Read More Can we get that in writing?