Category Archives: Weekly character projects

Six Different Kinds of Disobedience (and the Root Problem)

My wife and I are launching on a new Bible study. We’ve often tried to read through the Bible from beginning to end in a year (sometimes we make it, sometimes we don’t), but this time we’re reading through the … Continue reading

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Discipline vs Punishment – What’s the Difference?

I remember, not too long ago, looking a child right in the eye as he begins to slowly, deliberately tilt the full cup of water in his hand. “Stop – don’t you pour that on the floor!” I say, as … Continue reading

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Advice for homeschool graduates

‘Tis the season to celebrate graduations. Young people from your friends and relatives, and maybe even one of your own children, are advancing from one phase of education on to the next exciting season of their lives. Much advice could … Continue reading

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On Training the Will of the Child

Post by Daniel Forster I love the feel and smell of old books. I’m in the middle of reading one right now. It has a plain brown cloth cover, with small gold letters on the spine: THE CHILDREN FOR CHRIST … Continue reading

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When One Member Suffers . . .

“If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together” (1 Cor. 12:26). When one of our little ones stubs his toe, his whole body hurts along with that toe. If a child has a sliver in … Continue reading

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Teaching Tools for Good Friday

Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day we remember Christ’s death on the cross. Tomorrow is another opportunity to remind our children again of the gospel. Here are a few ideas for the day: Spend part of the day reading aloud … Continue reading

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1 John 3 Review Activity for the Kids!

The goal of this activity is to help the children remember their position as children of God and how that should affect their attitudes and actions. After opening a series of envelopes or boxes which review different verses in 1 … Continue reading

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More Family Fun with Drama!

Don’t forget! The deadline for our Bible Drama Video Contest is less than two weeks away (March 5)! If you decide to do some story-acting with your children, even if you’re not going to enter the contest, (but hey, there’s great prizes!), take … Continue reading

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One of the BEST Ways to Teach Your Children Bible Stories!

So . . . are you all gearing up for our Bible Drama Video Contest? You’re going to have so much fun acting out stories together as a family (this was one of our favorite Sunday afternoon activities when the kids were … Continue reading

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“He’s Not Sharing!”

I bought it for $1.99 at Goodwill. I thought it would be a fun present for one of the grandkids. They could pretend to take pictures with it. My husband is the one who pointed out that it was a real camera. … Continue reading

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