This is a guest post shared with permission, written by Jim and Lynne Jackson from Connected Families. It was first posted here. Registration for their course, Discipline That Connects With Your Child's Heart, is open this fall through October 28th, 2017. Did you know that one of the most critical times for a parent to affirm a child’s talents is when they misbehave? It’s true. We are all born with giftedness–but even good gifts can get twisted by sin. Romans 7:21 reminds us, … [Read more...] about Misbehaviors…or God-Given Gifts?
There are so many fabulous resources for teaching kids about Jesus' death and resurrection during the Easter season! Depending on your family's current season, you may have plenty of margin to explore lots of Easter crafts, activities, foods, object lessons and more with your kids. Grab a copy of my free ebook, Teaching Kids About Jesus' Death and Resurrection at Easter, for lots of ideas! For our family, with three young children and twins due next month, simplicity is the name of the … [Read more...] about 5 Minute Easter Week Video Devotions for Kids
I'm always on the lookout for free short devotions for kids. Today I'm sharing a great resource for these short devotions from Compassion International's Compassion Explorer Kids Magazine section of their website. Each devotion answers a question your children may have about the world, about their emotions, or about basic biblical concepts like serving. The site is rich with colorful images and each devotion can be completed in under 5 minutes. Each topic includes a guided prayer … [Read more...] about Answering their Questions – Devotions for Kids
I'm so excited to share this free ebook, Teaching Kids About Jesus' Death & Resurrection at Easter with subscribers to the God-Centered Home Community Connection. The weekly email is a round-up of the week's best parenting with purpose resources, including freebies, a family focus, highlights from the blog, a deal of the week, and inspiration for your parenting journey. In the ebook, you'll find over 50 resources featured including: Simple Activities Easter Children's Books … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids About Jesus’ Death & Resurrection at Easter
Her little hands cupped in mine, we begin our bedtime routine with prayer. She hesitates, her 4-year-old mind swirling with the day's events, trying to choose just the right thing to tell God she is thankful for. She begins, gratitude pouring out of her heart for her favorite crayons, the bunny hat she likes to sleep in, time spent with her Noni and Poppy, and finally, for her little brother. Taking a cue from Andy Stanley, I ask a couple of quick questions at bedtime and we talk about … [Read more...] about Weaving God Into the Littlest Moments