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What’s Unleavened Bread Got To Do With It? : Fun, Flexible Family Devotional

What's Unleavened Bread Got To Do With It? : Fun, Flexible Family Devotional - Parenting Like HannahHow are you enjoying our free Fun, Flexible Family Devotionals? They are meant to be fun for you and your kids. We try to pick an activity  you and your kids will enjoy and hopefully uses a lot of things you already have around the house.

It’s flexible, because we believe you know best what lessons and application principles your kids need most. We give you three options. You choose the Bible story and its corresponding application principle you like the best. That’s it!

Here’s todays devotional!

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Riddle Me This: Fun, Flexible Family Devotional

Riddle Me This: Fun, Flexible Family Devotional - Parenting Like HannahWe have started posting a series of free, fun, flexible family devotionals. Fun, because we pick an activity we think your family will enjoy. Flexible, because the activity we have chosen fits with several different Bible stories and application principles. You get to choose which story and application principle you think your kids need the most.

That’s it! Let us know what you think and if these free devotionals are encouraging your family to study the Bible together. Here’s today’s devotional:

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Fun, Flexible Family Devotional

Fun Flexible Family Devotional - Parenting Like HannahFamily devotionals are great. Many families don’t do them because they take time and energy they don’t think they have. Others hesitate because they aren’t really sure what to do. Unfortunately, by not having family devotionals, you are missing out on great opportunities to teach your kids about God and what He wants from them and for them on a regular basis.

There are great family devotional books you can purchase, but not everyone has that kind of disposable income. So, I want to start sharing with you some fun family devotionals you can do with your kids. The best part is that they will be flexible. There will be one activity, but I will suggest multiple Bible stories and applications you can use with that activity. Then you can choose which story or application lesson your kids need the most.

Ready? Here’s what you need:

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What Bible Should Your Kids Own?

What Bible Should Your Kids Own? - Parenting Like Hannah

 

 

One of the most frequent questions I hear is, “What Bible should I give my kids?”. It’s a great question, because giving your children the wrong Bible can discourage them from wanting to read it independently. Or it can be printed in such a way that perhaps it doesn’t ground your kids as well in scripture as other Bibles might.

There are three factors you need to consider when buying a Bible for a child (or anyone really):

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Teaching Kids About True Godly Beauty

Teaching Kids About True Godly Beauty - Parenting Like HannahIn another day, this tree will be in full bloom. It is quite possibly one of the most beautiful of the trees that flower. That is until you get within several feet of it. The blooms on this variety of pear tree smell horrible. Not just mildly annoying, but how-quickly-can-I-get-away-from-this-smell terrible. As beautiful as the blooms are, I refuse to plant one in my yard because I can’t stand the stench that comes with those blooms.

Your kids need to learn the same principle applies to people. Someone who is absolutely beautiful, can have such a mean spiteful personality they no longer seem pretty. Conversely, someone the world might call unattractive can have the most loving, sweet spirit and begin to look beautiful as we get to know who they are on the inside.

You can create a fun family devotional focusing on the principle of outward versus inward beauty. Before you start, borrow some books from the library with lots of pictures of people in them. You may also want to think of places you can walk or explore that may have examples of things whose outer appearance and inner “beauty” don’t necessarily match. A farmer’s market or grocery store will probably have plenty of examples.

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Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (Deuteronomy 11:18-19 NIV)