Is That a Weed? – Free, Fun, Flexible Family Devotional

Is That a Weed? - Free, Fun, Flexible Family Devotional - Parenting Like HannahIn mid-summer there is a point when the weeds can overtake a garden or flower border. Even in the spring, small weeds can be found. In colder months, weeds may occasionally sprout in house plants that were left outdoors in the warmer weather.

Weeds are mentioned quite a bit in the Bible. Our free, fun, flexible devotional today is all about weeds. If it’s summer, you might even get some help weeding the family garden as your kids learn something important from the Bible!

So let’s get started.

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Are Family Devotionals Really Necessary?

Are Family Devotionals Really Necessary? - Parenting Like HannahChristian parents often feel overwhelmed. They are already expected to parent in ways that run counter to the culture in which they are raising their kids. They feel an urgency about teaching their children about God and helping them build strong spiritual foundations. Then they read a blog or hear a speaker talk about the importance of daily family devotionals.

Many of you are probably wondering, are family devotionals really necessary? After all, many of you are living a Christian life style and grew up in homes that never had a family devotional. With school and all of the activities your children have, there’s barely time to eat. Your kids fall in bed exhausted after doing homework way past a healthy bed time. How are you supposed to fit in a family devotional?

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Telling Your Kids Stories That Matter

Telling Your Kids Stories That Matter - Parenting Like HannahStory time is a parent child bonding activity that has existed probably since Adam and Eve told their kids stories. It’s a great way to calm kids at the end of a hectic day so they can sleep. It creates fun childhood memories. It can even strengthen the bond between you and your kids.

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Unexpected Christian Parenting

Unexpected Christian Parenting - Parenting Like HannahParenting is full of the unexpected. You find yourself saying things to your kids you never thought you would ever say to anyone, like “We don’t float our toy boats in the toilet.” If you are barely surviving the day-to-day stress of parenting, what happens when the unexpected hits?

Christine Caine is a popular Christian speaker. Although she doesn’t focus on parenting, I was interested when offered a chance to review her latest book, Unexpected. I loved the end flap message before I even opened the book. Caine points out that often when the unexpected happens, we almost forget we have God. If we continually give into the fear and anxiety the unexpected things in life can bring, our worlds often begin to shrink into what we think is a smaller, safer zone.

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Here Comes the Sun – Free, Fun, Flexible Family Devotionals

Here Comes the Sun - Free, Fun, Flexible Family Devotionals - Parenting Like HannahThe sun is powerful. Step outside in the desert during the summer and the sun’s power is obvious. Yet, God is so powerful, He can not only control the sun, He created it!

The sun is mentioned quite a bit in the Bible. You can have fun with your kids learning about the sun’s power while teaching them something God wants them to know.

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