My time with God

January 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Resources for Kids

MY TIME WITH GOD

This book was designed to help parents transition their kids from a Bible Storybook to a whole text Bible.

If you have children ages 8 – 12 and you want them to be reading their Bible and praying this books for you.

Some devotionals supplement the Bible and can be read on their own. This book avoids that and instead directs children to and through the Bible and in prayer.

This little book has helped tens of thousands of children start the journey of their own personal Time With God.

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Manner moments

July 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Teachable Moments

“That wasn’t a polite thing to say.” “Say ‘please.’ ” “Don’t forget your thank you’s!” “And what do you say?” “We don’t do that at the table!”

There are points in our parenting career when it seems like every second or third sentence gets invested in the quest for mannerly children. We’ve all been embarrassed (and we have the stories!) by our children while they were learning manners. We’ve also all been proud when they got it right and some stranger has commented on what polite children we have. Have you ever had the tables, or the table manners, turned on you? I have.

When my children were younger, I spent time teaching them that kindness in intent and tone should be the rule that governs all of our speech. To remind them when their speech to one of their siblings strayed from the kindness rule, I would gently but pointedly add a storybook quote to the end of their speech. After they fired off, I’d instantly say, “-she [or he] said in a kind and gentle voice.”

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