Raising kids to be Christians is tough. Almost every choice you make seems to go against culture. It often seems easier to cave in and do what everyone else is doing rather than constantly making choices that leave you in the minority.
It doesn’t help that everyone today believes their opinion is absolute truth. Which is a bit ironic, as they will also tell you there is no absolute truth, and God can’t be the source of truth. No wonder everyone is so confused.
So, I was interested when offered the chance to review the book Adamant by Lisa Bevere. Billed as a way for Christians to find real truth, its purpose is to give readers a framework for differentiating between opinions and God’s truths.
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Often parents will tell me they don’t have family devotionals because they aren’t really sure what to do. They either feel like they don’t have enough Bible knowledge to do it “right” or that they aren’t creative enough to keep their kids engaged.
It’s important to remember your kids are starting with zero knowledge of God, Jesus or the Bible. No one is born knowing those things. When they are young, anything you teach them that you have learned is new important information to them. As they become older, they do start asking more questions. You don’t have to have all of the answers. Your minister, Bible class teachers, mature Christians and at times – even the internet -can help you find the answers.
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It’s time for another free, fun, flexible family devotional. Sand is everywhere in the Bible. All of the wilderness mentioned in the Bible was basically a desert environment. Those stories that occurred in sandy environments can also teach your kids something God wants them to learn.
As usual, we provide three possible Bible stories and their applications. You can choose which one you think your kids use the most. If you don’t live near a desert or beach, you can still find sand at playgrounds, your local craft or home improvement store and possibly even in your yard.
Let’s get started!
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“That’s baaaad!” I’ll never forget how amazing we thought we were, because our parents had to keep asking if we meant “bad, bad” or “good, bad” when we told them something was “bad”.
Each generation has its own slang terms that change as soon as adults start understanding and using the words. It’s just part of establishing a healthy distance between parents and their kids.
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If you’ve been a parent for very long, you realize kids have different personalities. Some of your children may absolutely love a particular activity, while your other kids like something totally different. That’s why we are always on the lookout for resources your kids might enjoy.
Recently, I was offered a chance to review the book The Girls’ Guide to Conquering Life by Erica and Jonathan Catherman. The book claims to coach girls on everything from “how to ace an interview, change a tire, talk to a guy and 97 other skills you need to thrive.” For girls who love earning Girl Scout badges and patches, this sounds like a book they would love.
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