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Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character August 21, 2023

Secrets for Family Discipleship in the Parable of the Sower: How Do We Prevent Trials from Turning Our Kids From God?

“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 word, they quickly fall away.”   Matthew 13:20-21 (NIV) 
This week we will discuss ways to prevent the scorching heat from withering our children. 

Reflecting His Character, Sharing His Love May 5, 2023

A Mama Heart Like Jesus: Equipping Our Kids to Bear Good Fruit

Guest Blog: Beth Meverden
Every day on the way to school, I quote the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:14-17) and the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) with my children. I throw in others to make sure they’re still hidden in their hearts
Why do I focus on those passages with my children? Because when times get tough and they start to wonder if God is with them or how to handle a specific situation, my prayer is that the Holy Spirit will bring those verses back to mind and give them encouragement and guidance.

Reflecting His Character April 14, 2023

A Mama Heart Like Jesus: Teaching our Kids to be Flexible and Attentive

Imagine with me that you and your kids have been planning all month to go to the zoo during Spring Break. Your children used the zoo map to create a well-planned tour through the zoo, making sure not to miss any of their favorite animals. The morning of your zoo trip, you wake to pouring rain. What now?

You know your zoo has a rain-or-shine policy and you won’t get your money back. You don’t have a poncho that will fit your youngest child and you don’t want your stroller to get soaked. What are your options?

Reflecting His Character April 9, 2023

A Mama Heart Like Jesus: Teaching Our Kids Humility and Selflessness

As I have been searching the Scriptures to discover what character traits Jesus taught His disciples, I have noticed that one of the virtues He emphasized most frequently was humility.  I wonder if this is because we humans have such a hard time being humble, or if humility is one of the foundational character traits to acquire in order to develop other virtues, such as a servant’s heart.  In order for our kids to learn to serve others with the right attitude, they must first learn humility.  Here are a few ways we see Jesus teaching this important virtue to His disciples. 

Reflecting His Character March 30, 2023

A Mama Heart Like Jesus: Teaching Our Kids Obedience and Respect 

This month we will discuss how Jesus taught his disciples to be like Him in character. He did this through His example, explaining why character is important, highlighting other people’s character, and through correction and encouragement. 

One of the character traits Jesus focused on with His disciples was obedience, or teaching His disciples to follow His ways.  

Jesus taught the disciples obedience.

Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character March 10, 2023

Equipping Our Kids to Be in the World But Not of the World

If you have been around church lingo or attended Bible studies, you have probably heard the term “to be in the world but not of the world” based off of John 17 (see above).  This is an important concept to teach our kids because as Mamas, we cannot shelter our kids completely from the world, nor did Jesus do this with his disciples.  Jesus taught his disciples to be in the world, but to not live as the world lives.  In order to learn from Jesus, let’s look at three ways He taught His disciples to be in the world but not live like the world.

Reflecting His Character January 1, 2023

To Save or to Spend: Teaching Kids Money Management
from a Biblical Perspective

As we teach our children to know and love God and follow in His ways, encouraging them to honor God with their money is an important task that cannot be neglected. One of the roles my husband plays in parenting our kids is teaching them about money management, since he is both knowledgeable and interested in the topic.  We have also learned from other parents and resources and implemented some basic strategies to help get our kids off to the right start.