From Breakfast to Bedtime: Strategies for Teaching God’s Word to Children

Our cap-and-gowned daughter posed beside the university fountain. Tears blurred my view through the camera lens. Already? I thought.  Another milestone.  After graduation Megan drove toward her new apartment. My husband and I followed and reflected on memories of her earlier driving experiences—the day she rode her bike with training wheels and then (in what seemed like a short time) the day she learned to drive a … Continue reading From Breakfast to Bedtime: Strategies for Teaching God’s Word to Children

Discipling Future Missionaries

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.“ Mark 16:15; NASB “There are only two kinds of people,” he leaned toward our three children. He whispered and his eyes sparkled. One half finger wagged at them and how cool is a cut-off finger after all. Awed, they devoured each word from a man they considered as old … Continue reading Discipling Future Missionaries

When It’s Time to Settle Down

Our four-year-old grandson gazed up at me with wide blue eyes and posed a question that melted my heart into a puddle. Never mind that this grammy was beyond exhaustion. That this little one’s Pop and I had already enjoyed a day of race cars, building blocks, and train tracks galore. We had made it through the bedtime routine, including multiple Bible stories, a “bonus” … Continue reading When It’s Time to Settle Down

Red, Yellow, and Blue, Let Colorful Art Refresh Your Children and You {by Kathy O’Neill, Guest Post}

Red, yellow, blue and every color in between swirl around my art room. Paintings of sunflowers, green ocean waves, and an orange tiger crouching behind tall grasses dot the walls. Children’s owl collages and color wheels splash color across others. Totes hold crayons in flamingo pink and seafoam green. On the shelves colorful paint containers stand at attention, waiting for the next art class. But … Continue reading Red, Yellow, and Blue, Let Colorful Art Refresh Your Children and You {by Kathy O’Neill, Guest Post}