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Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character, Sharing His Love February 22, 2024

A Mama Heart Like Jesus: Speaking Words of Life

In our Mama Heart Like Jesus series we are studying how Jesus discipled His followers as a model for discipling our own children.  This month we are looking at how Jesus built close relationships with his disciples, and we discussed ways to spend quality time with our kids. Now let’s look at three ways Jesus spoke words of life to His followers.

Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character February 20, 2024

3 Reasons to Get Your Kids Memorizing Scripture

One day when we were taking a neighbor boy home from school, my kids and I were talking about verses they were memorizing for homework.  The preteen boy riding with us couldn’t understand why he needed to memorize Bible verses at school; after all he could just look them up on the Bible app on his phone, right?  I knew this boy was a thinker, so I tried to explain to him why memorizing scripture is so important, and I hope it made him think.  Many youth and adults feel the same way today.

Knowing and Loving God February 19, 2024

Secrets for Family Discipleship in the Parable of the Sower: How Do We Cultivate Deeper Roots in Our Kids?

“The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.  But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the Matthew 13:20-21 (NIV)
 Today we are going to look closer at how we can keep our kids rooted in God’s Word and a relationship with Him.

Knowing and Loving God January 22, 2024

Making A Spiritual Discipleship Plan for Your Family

Recently the Lord connected me with Charmé Fletcher, founder of the blog, Covenant Heirs, and coauthor with her husband of Making a Spiritual Discipleship Plan.  My husband and I enjoyed using her spiritual discipleship plan resource to come up with our own discipleship plan for our family.  It is an amazing tool and really helped us develop a vision for our family, so we stay centered on what matters most in life.  I asked her to guest blog for us to tell you more about this wonderful tool… 

Knowing and Loving God November 26, 2023

Best Christmas Resources to Focus on Jesus This Holiday Season

What do your kids love about Christmas?  Mine love decorating the Christmas tree (my husband’s least favorite part), making, icing, and eating Christmas cookies, and spending time with their cousins…  Christmas is fun and full of exciting activities, but with so much to look forward to, if we are not careful, it can become easy to loose sight of the main reason for Christmas.

Knowing and Loving God November 25, 2023

Is Santa Distracting Our Kids From Jesus?

Working in preschool ministry, I get an interesting perspective of Santa at Christmas time.  Leading worship, it is my goal to encourage the preschoolers to get more excited about Jesus than anything else in their life. When I ask the preschoolers what they are excited about at Christmas time, this is what I often hear…