Bible Talks with Your Family

If your kids or grandkids are in the midst of doing their school work from home, they aren’t likely to respond to a “Bible study” with you. That’s why you can take some different approaches that will help you focus on faith while appreciating God’s word together. You can use Bible stories for more than bedtime. For younger kids, you might like some of these (note that some have promotions at the beginning or ending) Podbean Seven Christian Audio Links and Resources and a Spanish Read more […]

Devotion at Home

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”James 1:12 It might seem that this “verse of the day” applies to us right now in the midst of quarantines and social distancing. We can focus on the crown of life as our reward, but what does it mean to remain steadfast and to stand the test? There is an indication at the end that refers to God’s promise to those who love Read more […]

Praying Together with Grace

One of the things someone encouraged me to do was to write a prayer journal. This is one thing that can be done with the family instead of a solitary activity. You can even reach out online or by text to your distanced family and friends to make a book of prayers together. In the book of Lamentations, prayers were made with each letter of the alphabet. This form of poem prayer is called an acrostic. It could become a game with people adding one word or phrase for the next letter. What is an example Read more […]

Virtual Care Package

You and your family are looking for things to do. You can’t go to visit others. But you can still connect. How? You can make a list of general items and send instructions to someone on how to use them for a “virtual care package.” If you could bring something to someone, what would it be? It might be food, toys, books, and other items. Since right now you might not be able to get together for playdates, have your friends gather items they have and then follow the instructions. You can Read more […]

Taking the Stage

Did you ever think there can never be ENOUGH drama in your life? We can all learn to be playful Christians, using different forms of creative expression to help our families explore these times through indirect means. There are many forms of acting out. We can use shadow theater (projecting on a wall or behind a light sheet with a bright light). We can use puppets or masks. We can improvise lines, have the audience repeat phrases, or take part in the action. The important thing is choosing Read more […]

Grace at Home for Kids

The best start to time at home is asking the kids what they want to do. Using their choices can help them with leadership skills when you allow them to work on how to do the activities they have in mind. If they give you the inevitable “I don’t know” or “I don’t care,” you can allow them to create rather than consume learning and entertainment. Want to work on language and music skills? Use a “piggyback” method to create lyrics with a song in the public domain. Many older, Read more […]