Recently we had the opportunity to take a family vacation with some friends on a cruise to the Bahamas! We had such a wonderful time with our family and friends and enjoyed God’s beautiful creation all around us. There was only one thing missing… we wished we had a family vacation devotional to do with our kids over the trip to encourage us to keep our hearts more focused on the Lord and His ways!
“I had it first!” “He pushed me!” “I hate my brother!” “Why won’t she ever be nice to me?!” Don’t these comments make you want to pull your hair out as a parent? Do you ever think, “Why can’t my kids just get along?!”
As part of the preschool curriculum I am developing, A Heart Like Jesus, I am creating Character Calendars to encourage our children’s character development in fun and simple ways! Each month I will have a character calendar available for you on a specific virtue that includes ways to practice the character trait, a Bible verse to memorize, and Bible stories to read, and other fun games to encourage your kids!
This devotional, for children ages 4-10, will help your kids understand what it means to be responsible, and why it is so important according to the Bible. My prayer is that your children will desire to be responsible, not just so they can earn some reward, but so they can become more like Jesus in the process!
I am delighted to introduce to you Sydney Coffey, a first-time author of Moshe’s Big Day: A Lesson in Trust. Moshe’s Big Day is a precious story about a sheep that wanders into some scary situations but ultimately learns to trust his shepherd’s voice to find his way back to safety.
I am pleased to introduce you to Lucy Reed, first-time author of the children’s book, Gypsy and the Summer Storm. Lucy’s sweet book about a farm dog named Gypsy will help little ones understand that God will take care of them when they are afraid.
I hope you enjoy this devotional designed for ages 4-8 to teach your children how to have a thankful heart. Read the italic section or paraphrase with your children to fit their age level. -Taylor
Several years ago I decided to make a Christmas Countdown Devotional to share with all of you. As I prayed about what I wanted it to look like, I contemplated what we as parents really want to prioritize during the Christmas season. These three things came to mind: Sharing the story of Jesus’ birth with our children,
spending special time with our families, and finding ways to share God’s love with others.
I am excited to introduce you to Rivers Houseal, a gifted young author, who has quite a gift for writing! I read her book, Of Nature and Kings, with my kids this past summer. The book was very intriguing and keeps the readers in suspense for a good while before the secrets start to unfold! I appreciated the positive character examples and her Biblical themes weaved into the story-line… I have asked Rivers some questions so you can learn more about this wonderful author, as well as her new book, Hidden in the Hymns!
I hope you enjoy this devotional designed for ages 4-8 to teach your children how to have a prayerful heart. Read the italic section or paraphrase with your children to fit their age level. Click here for a printer friendly version. -Taylor