There is a misconception that God is somehow not allowed to enter public schools. In reality, your kids usually have much more latitude than we tend to think. Often, the cases you hear about in the news are isolated, have special circumstances or are later overturned.
Your children can share their faith in ways subtle enough that even the fussiest school districts would allow them. Here are some of our favorites:
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Have you ever thought about how much work it took to make clothes back in Bible times? Experimenting with some of the techniques they used is a lot of fun with kids. It can also teach them some important Bible stories and principles God wants them to use in their own lives.
So let’s get started!
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There are parenting books and Christian parenting books. Some are fine and some are frankly a bit horrifying. Rarely do I find what I would consider a great parenting book. Parents Rising by Arlene Pellicane might just be one of those great Christian parenting books. (Really any parent would greatly benefit from this book.)
Pellicane has a wealth of books and television appearances already on her resume. Most of what she shares though, she learned from her own three kids.
Usually as I read books I’m reviewing, I mark passages I find particularly insightful or helpful to parents. This book is full of those passages. The author’s style is one of my favorites – lots of story telling, scripture references, practical tips, explanations of why God’s instructions work and even a few recipes thrown in for fun.
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In 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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Christian 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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