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
With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s fun to think of something special to give our kids to celebrate the occasion. I enjoy giving my kids Thanksgiving books and books about thankfulness. Reading books together on thankfulness is a great way to encourage our kids to be thankful and get them excited about celebrating Thanksgiving!
We desire to fill our kids with ideas that will build them up in their faith and character, not bring them down. But with so many “feel good” yet “not so good” movie options, and the pull from our culture to watch them, it makes it difficult to know how to handle the entertainment world as a Christian parent.
Here are a few suggestions when deciding whether to let your children watch a movie…
One way we can encourage our kids in their faith, character, and love for Jesus is by letting them watch good Christian movies with a Biblical message. Kids are drawn to screens, whether we like it or not, so what better way to encourage them by providing a message of truth rather than one full of the world’s lies?
This season of life dealing with the coronavirus reminds me a lot of the Israelites wandering in the desert after escaping Egypt. Okay, well we don’t have it THAT bad; at least we still have our air conditioned homes and can run to the grocery store when we need to, provided we have a mask. But doesn’t it often feel like we are wandering from place to place unsure when we will return to normal life?
You may not have signed up to be a homeschool mom or dad, but now that we are all in the same boat, let’s talk about 5 ways we can survive this often rough-water experience without sinking or jumping overboard. Perhaps these tips will not only help you survive, but help you thrive as a new and improved homeschool parent!
My next interview is with Kelly, our pastor’s wife and wonderful mom of three amazing boys, ages 12, 14, and 17. Her kids have attended public school for the past eleven years, and she has a passion to encourage her kids in their relationship with the Lord. Kelly, thank you for sharing your public school experiences with us!
Over the past several months, I have been sharing about different educational models and how you can use them to encourage your kids in their faith and character. This month I have interviewed Julia, a mom who has raised two wonderful kids who follow the Lord and are now in college and graduate school. She has had some insightful experiences when her kids attended Christian private schools that she is going to share with us.
Over the next several months I will be sharing about different educational models and how they can help encourage you in growing your kids for God’s kingdom….Another great educational model, a model that we love and currently use with our family, is the University Model®.
One of the major decisions every parent must make is how to educate their children. While there is not one “best fit” for every family, it is good to prayerfully seek information on the options God has provided and be open and obedient to whatever the Lord is calling your family to do. My first interview is with my sister-in-law, Rachel. She has homeschooled her kids from the beginning, some of whom are now graduated, and she and her husband have raised children of integrity who love and serve the Lord and others. She has a lot of great wisdom to share with us…