If you are a Christian parent, you have probably told your kids the story of Adam and Eve’s sin. You’ve probably talked to your kids about Jesus Christ’s perfect life and sacrificial death. You may have even told your kids the stories of Jonah and Noah, of Paul and Barnabas.
Yet, there’s one super important story that many Christians parents never even think to tell their kids.
Do you want to memorize Bible verses with your kids, but find that it always becomes a battles of the wills?
Does Bible memorization leave both you and your child feeling frustrated?
Do you wonder if it is even worth the effort?
Scripture memory doesn’t have to be stressful and frustrating. You can change Bible memorization from frustration to fun with these simple games and activities.
For my thirtieth birthday, my husband took me to see the Celtic Woman perform at a live concert. This event re-awakened a desire that I have had since childhood – to learn to play the violin.
The next year, I purchased a used violin off of Craigslist and a beginner’s violin book. I had never even handled a violin before, but I really wanted to learn how to play.
I knew that it would be rough going – I mean, who picks up the violin as an adult? People told me that I was too old to learn. I didn’t have money for lessons. I squeaked and squawked. I sounded awful!
We have all heard it said over and over again: “If you don’t have a plan, you will fail.”
This certainly holds true for family Bible study!
My husband and I are committed to studying the Bible with our kids. In fact, it’s not hard for us to be consistent with family Bible study when we have a good devotional or Bible study resource that we are working through. But, when we finish one book and don’t have another one to jump into, we quickly get… stuck. Sidetracked. Unsure of what to do next.
Days, weeks, even months can go by while we flounder with family Bible study – simply because we lack a plan.
But, thanks to The Bible Study Toolkit from Faith Along the Way, I now have a family Bible study plan for my own family – for those difficult, “in between” times.
Do you ever feel like you have lost the joy and wonder of Christmas?
In the midst of too busy schedules and trying to meet everyone else’s expectations, it’s easy to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas.
This year, it can be different.
If you want to rediscover the joy and wonder of Christmas, the brand new Christmas Meditations Bible Study is for you.
It’s November. And, November means … Thanksgiving.
I love Thanksgiving – the history, the meaning, the time to slow down and truly thank God for His many blessings.
Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is all too easily swallowed up in our fast-paced lives.
Thanksgiving is quickly becoming nothing more than “turkey day”, a day to watch football, or a day to get a head start on our Black Friday shopping.
This year, more than ever, I want it to be different.
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?
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?