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Will Our Children Grumble about the Government? + Free Lesson

April 15, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Every American tax payer knows what today is: Times up, your income tax returns and any money you owe is due. And if your children are like my own, they have heard a lot of grumbling from their parents about taxes and the government in general. Give me 10 minutes and I can give you […]... continue >>

Obedience and the Gospel

April 14, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
With the growing emphasis on wanting children to be “gospel-centered,” there seems to be some confusion about the role of God’s law, rules in general, and obedience. Some would even argue that we shouldn’t emphasize obedience in children lest they fall into a salvation by works mentality—that ugly enemy, legalism. But in doing so, are […]... continue >>

I Spy God Almighty!—Family Activity

April 13, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
It’s only 8 a.m., but already I have seen and heard mighty deeds of God.  A red-winged blackbird sat outside the living room window and sang his marvelous song. Rain is falling from the sky, gently watering the thirsty ground. The long-dormant grass is coming to life again. I gave my dog her antibiotic—a “wonder […]... continue >>

Going for Deep and Wide

April 8, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Here is a little assignment: What would you say best characterizes your church’s ministry to youth? What key words are used to describe its purpose, mission, and activities? (If you don’t know this off the top of your head, go to your church’s website and look for a link to youth ministries.) Now read these […]... continue >>

A Confession of Faith for Teachers

April 7, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
She’s an eager volunteer who wants to teach children’s Sunday school. Her background is in teaching—15 years as a teacher in a private Christian school. She’s a great communicator, and children love her. Sign her up for next year? Yes,…maybe. As wonderful a teacher she may be, do you know what she believes about God, […]... continue >>