Is That a Bug?! Free, Fun, Flexible Family Devotional

Is That a Bug?! Free, Fun, Flexible Family Devotional - Parenting Like HannahDid you know there are a lot of insects mentioned in the Bible? They were used to punish people. They were eaten by John the Baptist.

Most importantly, they can teach your kids something God wants them to learn. Which is great, because bugs are interesting and the warm weather brings out all sorts of bugs to observe.

So let’s get started learning what bugs can teach your kids that God wants them to learn!

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How Defensive Parenting Changes Kids

How Defensive Parenting Changes Kids - Parenting Like HannahDid you take our quiz, Are You a Defensive Parent? How do you think you did? How many “Yes” answers did you have? Unfortunately, the number of “Yes” answers isn’t as important as to which questions you answered “Yes”.

Defensive parenting really has two parts to it. Both are equally critical to the ultimate results you may have in attempting to dedicate your kids to God. Your ultimate goal of course is for your kids to end up in Heaven. A more immediate goal is to have them become active, productive, faithful Christians. To accomplish both goals, you need to help your kids build strong faith foundations and reach their godly potential.

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Quiz – Are You a Defensive Christian Parent?

Quiz - Are You a Defensive Christian Parent? - Parenting Like HannahHave you ever taken one of those magazine quizzes or had to fill out some sort of personality assessment for your job or school? Often, it’s pretty easy to figure out how to “win” the quiz. (No matter what they say, we know one type is better than the others!)

Defensive driving is great, but is defensive Christian parenting? Take the quiz today, then check the blog post How Defensive Parenting Changes Kids to see what your score really means.

For each question below, answer “Yes” or “No”.  Add up the total number of “Yes” answers, then go to the post How Defensive Parenting Changes Kids, to see what your score means for you and your kids.

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Is a Rock Always a Rock? – Free, Fun, Flexible Family Devotional

Is a Rock Always a Rock? - Free, Fun, Flexible Family Devotional - Parenting Like HannahWarm weather is here. So is summer vacation for many of you. Why not take advantage of the weather and the freedom from school and have a fun family devotional?

This one is all about rocks. As always, you choose the Bible story and application principle you think your kids need the most. Then enjoy some fun rock activities to tie to the Bible story you chose.

So let’s get started!

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Finding Rest for the Weary Mom

Finding Rest for the Weary Mom - Parenting Like HannahMotherhood is exhausting! When your kids are little, it’s often from lack of sleep as they wake at odd hours for feedings and diaper changes. Older kids can mean nights lying on the floor beside the bed of a very sick child. Teens can mean losing sleep worrying over any number of things. Add to lack of sleep, constant running in circles and often back breaking chores and volunteer work and many moms are running on fumes.

Running on empty is not a great place from which to parent. HALT really applies to adults, too. When we are hungry, angry, lonely and tired, we don’t always make the best parenting choices. So what’s the answer? Find Rest, a devotional journal by Shaunti Feldhahn tries to provide some help for women needing the answer to that question.

The book is actually advertised as a 60- day devotional book. I would add journal, only because there is so much space given to the reader to allow for journaling. I love the idea that it is 60 days, taking away the pressure from inevitably missing a day when it is a specific date. (After all, the book is for super busy women!) I’m not a fan of devotional books in general (just a personal preference thing), but I really do love the space she gives for writing your own thoughts.

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