My family is going on a long car drive soon…
Which got me thinking… How can I keep my “older” kids (10, 10, and 7) happy in a car for over 5 hours?
Here are 12 Outrageously Fun Road Trip Ideas for OLDER Kids. These ideas are perfect for family vacations, Sunday School outings, or long drives with your youth group.
Whether you are teaching a Sunday School class, looking for a simple craft for Awana, or helping your child memorize a verse at home, this simple Bible verse craft is easy and fun to make.
What do you do when you know you should read the Bible but you really don’t feel like it?
Do you force yourself to read anyway? And, if you do, isn’t that legalistic?
I recently realized that I have been believing a lie.
It’s one of those sneaky lies that sounds so right, so noble on the surface – and yet the more that I look at it, the more that I realize how dangerous it is.
Maybe I have been prone to believe this lie because I grew up with parents who taught me to eat my peas before I could have dessert.
Maybe its because of the constant barrage of advertisements promising immediate results if I just follow their 5 step program. (Lose Weight Forever in Three Weeks with These 5 Easy Steps!)
Or, maybe its because God hard-wired me as a future thinker.
Whatever the reason, I find myself frequently thinking, “If I just work hard enough today, tomorrow will be so much better. Then, I will be able to rest and enjoy ‘success’ – a life that is made easier by financial stability, more independent children, a clean house, etc.”
Have you ever thought this?
Can I be completely honest for a moment?
In the words of Bilbo Baggins, “I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.”*
It seems like everyone around me is gearing up for the excitement of a new school year, a new season, a new schedule, even the coming national elections.
But, my soul feels no excitement – only weariness.
Recently, I heard about an attempted robbery at a home not far from where I live.
The would-be-robbers entered a home while the home owners were present. Thankfully, the husband had a shotgun and chased the robbers out of his home. What could have been a horrible situation ended with no injuries.
This incident occurred during a week when my husband was out of town on a business trip. The robbers escaped. So, naturally, I panicked.
The Bible is the most important book in the world. Yet, unfortunately, many Christians never read it.
How about you? Do you read it? And, are you encouraging your kids to read it?
As parents, we need to be intentional about teaching our children to love God’s Words and to seek the Bible’s wisdom on a daily basis.
How can we encourage our kids to make daily Bible reading a habit?
Do you feel like you have no time for family devotions?
On a recent survey, many of you told me that your biggest struggle with family devotions is a lack of time.
I understand this.
Our schedules are so packed that we often feel like we don’t have time to breathe. When we do get an extra 10 minutes in our day, we either collapse in a semi-comatose state watching T.V. or scrolling through facebook, or we put it into hyper-drive and try to get a little more work done.
But, I want to ask you: What is the most important thing that you did today? What is the most important thing on your to-do list tomorrow? Stop for a moment and think about it.