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 ———— ANDREW MURRAY Inside the cover, there’s a note from 1952, when my great great grandfather gave the book to his youngest daughter. There’s another note from 2006 when my […]Read More →
Category: Weekly character projects
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 his foot, his entire body suffers. So it’s not hard to help our children understand how much we all hurt when we see our brothers and sisters in Christ hurting. […]Read More →
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 the account of Jesus’s betrayal, trial, scourging, and crucifixion. Perhaps you could read different portions at breakfast, lunch, nap times, dinner, and bedtime. Start at Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
“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. He fiddled with some things, put in some batteries, and we had a real working, bright pink, Fisher-Price digital camera. Now it was too hot of an item to give […]Read More →
Stop and Wonder
“And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:14) And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. The One who caused the world to exist, the One who sustains it by His power, the One who spoke us into being — He became flesh. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. The Maker was made. The Word that spoke everything into existence, was conceived by the Holy […]Read More →
Raising Children Who Help
A large family can be a powerful army. I know because I was part of such an army not too long ago. Before the Forster kids started going off to college, jobs, and marriage, we worked together a lot. We organized parties and church events. We showed up to help families move. We staffed the family business. We tackled huge cleaning projects. We could knock out painting and building projects […]Read More →
More on Whining and Complaining
“Do all things without murmurings and disputings.” (Philippians 2:14) We’ve talked about us complaining. We’ve talked about our children complaining. Let’s talk about what we and our children are going to put on if we’re going to put off complaining. Here’s a short lesson to do with your children. Read Philippians 2:14 together. Discuss what murmurings and disputings are. Give some examples from your own life. In what ways are you tempted to murmur and dispute? Write a word to describe each […]Read More →
A Biblical Definition of Strength (and other news)
Hi, this is Daniel again. I’m writing today’s post while Mama runs around town helping my little sister with wedding preparations (check out the snazzy rainbow flats she made for Susannah in the picture below!) Here’s what’s going on today: First of all, I just wrote another post for the Boy Dads blog entitled Twelve Ways to be a Strong Man. Even if you’re a boy Mom (or girl Mom, […]Read More →