Baby Step Bible Study for Kids

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Getting your children in the Word of God is our most important job as a parent. But it’s not always easy when it comes to little ones. 

Scripture instructs parents to teach their children God’s Word (Deut. 6:6–9; Eph. 6:4). Yet the potential obstacles to teaching the Bible to children, especially small children, are nearly endless. How do you hold their attention? How do you communicate the great mysteries of the faith in a way they can understand? How can you make this a habit when your time is pulled in so many directions?

I’ve made a few tips that will aide you in “hiding the word in their hearts that they might not sin against God (paraphrased Psalm 199:11)

 

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1.) Make scriptures a part of the everyday family life. And this goes way beyond prayers at meals and at bed time. How about starting the day with the scripture verse….Psalm 118:24 (NKJV)“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” When adversity and troubles come, let your children know……. Philippians 4:6 (ESV)  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” And on and on with every situation of your life weave God’s Word through it.

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Vacation Time !!!!!

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Where, oh, where has the summer gone !!!!! The kids around us are starting back to school and that always means the end of summer is near. Tom and I have had several really, really busy weeks. So we have made a corporate decision (and I must say not a hard one to make) to take a vacation the week of August 24th. We don’t have a nailed down plan but may find ourselves at the beach. 

But where ever we will be, I’ll sure be thinking of all you wonderful bloggers that have blessed my life the last months. 

We will be back the week of August 31 to usher in the start of September !!!!!

Happy Blogging to you all and as a treat I’ve added some pictures of our little town’s summer parade. Who doesn’t love a small town parade !!!!

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See you all in a week !!! Blessings.

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Mommy Sayings !!!

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I caught myself yesterday – just in time !!!!!! I almost did it. It was within seconds of happening but I made the save just in time. What you ask, could have been so important and scary that I almost “blew it?”

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Oh no, now I’ve done it……….. I used one of those old-time expressions learned from my mom. Now where did that expression come from? Nothing was destroyed by a blast taking place or thrown apart by a great force. But the phase “blew it” was heard at my house from time to time. Not much because of MY actions but mostly from my brother and sister !!! This is a beautiful picture of my mom in 1944 !!

I’ve been in the middle of a conversation and heard one of those sayings almost slip right out of my mouth. And I’ll have to admit that, at times, it brought back fond memories of those long-lost times when Mom could speak in code and we would just know what she meant. I’ve thought over some of those sayings and here are just a few.

 

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I’m Inadequate and That’s OK !!!

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Why did I do that again when I promised myself I wouldn’t?

How could I have done something so stupid?

I’m not smart enough to figure this situation out.

If we just had more money to move in the right circles.

We would invite people over if we had a nicer house.

When I look in the mirror I’m looking sooo old.

How can I talk at that event when I don’t have any higher education? 

 

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Does any of this self talk sound familiar? Some of these very same sentences have rolled around in my head a time or two.

Inadequacy is an interesting feeling. There have been times in my life when I was also pretty convinced that I was smart and talented. So how do you feel smart and inadequate at the same time? The answer is actually quite simple. You feel inadequate because you are smart enough to know that there are smarter people than you. So feeling inadequate itself is not a bad thing. But being unable to be at peace with the fact that there will always be people who are smarter and more talented, have a bigger house and make more money than you is a problem.

 

I wish I realized this, much earlier in my life. But it should still count just the same. I no longer believe that I am particularly bright nor that I am seriously inadequate. I am just OK. That’s really not bad at all. I think that actually, this is a great place to be – knowing that I am OK to be who I am.

How did this radical change take place, you may ask? It didn’t come in the form of a lightening bold or a vision (not that those things are wrong.) But the change came to my heart in a sweet small voice when I began to truly understand God’s love for me. The transformation began to take place when I viewed my worth through God’s loving eyes. God has loved me even before I was born. 

 

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my Before I was born WBmother’s womb……………….You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. (MSG- Psalm 136: 13 & 16.)”

 

Verse 16 in the KJV puts it like this – Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect.”

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