Category Archives: The Bible

Are the Formative Years really that important?

I love spending time with my grandchildren Andi (6), James (8) and Luci (4). Not only is it great fun, but every experience is a learning experience. This picture is from this summer. – Lutsen, Minnesota Are a child’s most formative years — from birth to age five? Studies show that 90 percent of a […]

How To Teach Kids The POWER of CHOICE

One of the most powerful things God has given us is the power of choice.  He is the almighty and all powerful God, and even though He can do anything, the only thing He won’t do is make you serve Him.   It’s our choice. The freedom of choice is God’s idea. He wants us to […]

What Motivates God?

Everybody has something that makes them tick, something that motivates them.    For some people it is sports or video games.  For other people it is making money.  Many people are into collecting things such as baseball cards, comic books or antiques.  What is it that motivates God?  What does God the Father live for? […]

Are You On A Spending Freeze?

We sold very little curriculum this past month and I understand why. My church is on a spending freeze, and I’m guessing your church is too.  Instead of withdrawing, I want to be part of the solution.  Here’s what I’m thinking.  I see a lot of teaching on fear, telling kids not to be afraid. […]

Easter Cross Craft

EASTER CROSS CRAFT Getting creative to celebrate Easter. Easter is more than bunnies, candy and egg hunts.  This is a great way to allow your kids to get creative and you can also have a teachable moment. AND when finished you can showcase your artwork in your front window. As everyone is observing social distancing […]

Empty Tomb Crescent Rolls

  EMPTY TOMB CRESCENT ROLLS How to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection in the kitchen. This is a great way to talk about the resurrection of Jesus and the empty tomb with your family, in a fun and creative way.  You will use items you may already have handy. I’ve included baking directions, talking points and scriptures […]

Help Kids Overcome Their Fears

Fear is a powerful force that we all have to deal with. Right now, we are all facing a different “normal” with social distancing, lock downs and quarantine. Many families are facing the reality of loss of jobs and figuring out what “distance learning” is.  All of this, while our children watch. As a parent, […]

Social Distancing & The Church – WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

This past Sunday, ironically, at my church, we were scheduled to teach from The Core, Lesson 11.  The title for Lesson 11 is “Go To Church.”  The Memory Verse is, “Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together.” How do I teach “Go To Church” when the church doors are closed? How do I help families […]