R and S Time

What we Need is “R and S” not “R and R.” Maybe you love a good bedtime story but what about the “Rise and Shine” one? As you start out your morning and look to the news perhaps you start your day with devotions and prayer with the story that reminds you God is the ultimate story maker.  I haven’t yet been able to bookend my day with reading the Bible at the beginning and the end (Alpha and Omega) but I do know that my mornings are better with a few moments in scriptures. If Read more […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]