Category: The Lord’s Day

30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 26: David’s Gratitude

From our first glimpse of Abigail, responding to the young man’s message, until the last words she speaks to David, she has certainly proven her character. The narrator’s judgment of her is validated again and again as Abigail evaluates her situation, acts quickly, and speaks with wisdom and courage. Through Abigail’s action, David is brought face-to-face with himself and with God. Is he really going to exact revenge with his […]

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Children in the Worship Service

When our children were young, we made the decision to keep them in the worship service with us on Sundays. We wanted them to learn how to worship alongside us. We wanted them to hear the singing and learn to sing with us. We wanted them to be in the presence of the saints while we prayed, while we heard the Word preached, while we read the Word responsively, while […]

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Thirty (Seven) Days in Isaiah 53 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 37: What’s Next?

We’ve come to the end of our study. 🙁 We’ve seen what our sin cost Jesus. We’ve seen how He willingly laid down His life to bring us healing and salvation. We’ve grown in our love for such a Savior. And some of us have gained some new Bible study skills and perhaps a new excitement for studying God’s Word. What can you do next? What can you do to keep what […]

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Helping Our Children See God’s Love

“We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) If we want our children to love God, one of the most important things we can do is to help them understand how much He loves them. Try this little project to help you teach your children about God’s love: Ask your children to point out every evidence of God’s love that they notice throughout the day. They may need […]

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Activities for Resurrection Sunday!

Make Resurrection Day memorable and meaningful with one or more of these ideas! Easter Gift Reading. You will need a small wrapped gift or plastic egg filled with candy for each person participating in the game. (If you use eggs, use different kinds of candy to fill different eggs.) Give each person a gift, read the Easter account as given in the link, and have players pass their gifts to the left […]

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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 advantage of the different ways you can enjoy this family activity! Besides reading the story from the Bible and then acting it out, try out some of these ideas: Let […]

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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 little), and after all the entries are sent in, we will all have the fun of watching each other’s videos! It doesn’t have to be complicated. (And you don’t have to […]

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30 Days in Psalm 37 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 17: Sing!

Get the book! Thirty Days in Psalm 37 is now available as a paperback, PDF, or Kindle book. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I forget, when I’m reading and studying and praying the Psalms, that they are songs. They are meant to be sung. Let’s take some time to listen to and join in singing this psalm today. Assignment: Read Psalm 37, thinking of it as a song while […]

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We Need Each Other!

I am so thankful for the work I see God doing in the lives of our children! I am learning from them! I’ve been especially delighted, over the past few months, to see both our at-home daughters growing in their appreciation for the community life of believers and the fellowship and encouragement that thrives in that community. Today I would like to share a post that our daughter, Bethany, has written […]

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Family Meals with Joy!

Preparing for company always provides plenty of opportunity for sanctification! As I looked forward to our Easter feast with all the family together, I so enjoyed this post by Nancy Wilson on hosting family meals and celebrations with joy. She and her husband host a meal each week that brings their grandchildren and adult children around their table. In this post, Nancy is preparing for their special Easter meal, and […]

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