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Celebrate Creation

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in A LASTING FAITH, Blog, Family Do-votions | 0 comments

Continue to celebrate the resurrection. Jesus gave us eternal life and opened the gates of heaven. April is a time to celebrate the earth God made and all of creation. Look around for signs of new life as spring comes into bloom and rejoice with planting seeds. With each sign of spring chat about how God uses it to reveal His creation and power. Read Romans 1:20 that tells us nature is a witness to God’s existence. Look for creepy crawling bugs. The Bible talks about learning from the ants that work hard and store food for the winter in Proverbs 30:25. Check out the trees and watch for the leaves to open. Find out how to be like a well-watered tree in Psalm 1. Look for blossoms on trees and buds on flowers. Daffodils and tulips are among...

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After the Olympics

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in A LASTING FAITH, Blog, Family Do-votions | 0 comments

The ancient Olympics began in Greece long before Christ came on earth. They also stopped long before Christ when the Roman Emperor Theodosius banned them. Other sports competitions still took place in parts of Greece, including the Isthmian games. Paul may have watched them when he spent time in the city of Corinth. He wrote about racing and the winner’s crown. The winners in the games in Greece received a pine wreath to wear as a crown. Even though the Olympics are now over, you can still have fun with these activities while watching athletes compete in sports: Hold ice races. Use ice cubes and see who can get their cube to slide down a slope the fastest or melt the fastest. Make some ice figure shapes by freezing water in different containers. Display the ice figures while watching...

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A New Start for Family Devotions

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in A LASTING FAITH, Blog, Family Do-votions | 0 comments

A new year means a time to start fresh. Any week is a great time to start doing family devotions. They provide so many benefits: Sharing faith Bonding Developing cognitive skills (reading comprehension, analytical thinking, and building vocabulary). Getting to know God Understanding a biblical world view You can succeed. Just use these ABC tips: Age appropriate: Choose materials and Bible stories that fit your children’s abilities/interests. Be real and Be fun. Let this be a time to laugh as you share stories. Be authentic and if you don’t know the Bible well tell your children you will learn with them. Connect the lesson to your family life. When you read the Bible passage/story chat about how the underlying truth fits today. Don’t give up. You may need to change the length of time spent, or try other materials,...

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Christmas Trees – Decorating to Praise God

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in A LASTING FAITH, Blog, Family Do-votions | 0 comments

…..  “I am the one who answers your prayers and watches over you. I am like a fir tree that is always green. Your fruit comes from me.” Hoseas 14:8b-c We decorate trees and the tradition dates back hundreds of years to Germany. To continue using a tree we should consider ways that it can glorify God and help us draw closer to Him. God created trees and even compared himself to the evergreen tree. Make tree decorating a family time to celebrate the reason for the season. Put up the tree and read Hosea 14:8. Then add the lights and talk about how Jesus is the Light of the World described in the first chapter of the gospel of John. Talk about how Jesus wants us to be lights too. As you add ornaments look up verses from...

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Prepare for Advent-ure

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in A LASTING FAITH, Blog, Family Do-votions | 0 comments

  As Christmas draws near there’s more than gift lists to prepare. We need to prepare our hearts. One way is with an advent wreath. Advent begins December 3rd, so prepare ahead by making plans to focus on Jesus during December. It can be fun to light an advent wreath each day. Each candle has a name and meaning that inspire us to act on the word.   Week 1 Hope Read about the hope of Jesus coming in prophecies: Isaiah 9:7 the prophecy of the savior to come from the line of David Micah 5:2 the prophecy of Christ’s birth in Bethlehem Isaiah 7:14 the prophecy of the virgin birth Hosea 11:1 the prophecy of Mary and Joseph fleeing to Egypt with Jesus Isaiah 61:1 and Isaiah 35:4-6 the prophecies that Jesus would perform miracles Bring hope to...

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Contentment

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in A LASTING FAITH, Blog, Family Do-votions | 0 comments

Do you complain and whine because you want a new game, you are bored, or unhappy? Those are signs that you are not content even though you are greatly blessed and loved. In Philippians chapter 4, Paul said, I know how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, Paul knew a secret to contentment. He learned to be happy with whatever he had. He could rejoice with gifts, parties, and friends. He could also be thankful on lonely days when he was in prison and had little food. He learned to look at God and thank him for whatever he had. He also trusted God would bless him on other days and would...

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