Peaceful Home: A Lesson in Stewardship

How to Train Your Child in Biblical Stewardship

We are often trying to explain to our children what God’s purpose was for mankind when he created him. It is easy to give the catechism style answer, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.” In reality, however, it is important that we break that truth down and teach them God’s specific commands as well as practical ways in everyday life that we can honor God with what he has given us. Biblical character is so important to train into our children from a young age, and biblical stewardship is one characteristic we definitely want our children to display in their lives. Biblical Stewardship Teaching biblical stewardship will instill a sense of gratitude, responsibility, and … Read more

Courage

Peaceful Home: Battling Fear through a Courageous Heart

Battling Fear through a Courageous Heart Fear is a natural human response to anything we perceive as a danger. Learning to have courage can seem like a big task to a small child. Many times courage is difficult for us adults too. How do we combat feelings of fear? How do we keep fear from controlling our actions and lives? Whether it is being afraid of the dark or our financial future, the steps taken to defeat fear are the same. Remember that courage does not mean fear disappears as it is the ability to face a fearful situation. We will experience fear in our lives but the key is how we handle that fear and who we allow to … Read more

Peaceful Home

Creating a Peaceful Home through Obedience Training

Lessons Learned Did you ever do that thing when you were younger where you said, “I will never raise kids that are going to act like that?” I did. Oh, what I would tell myself if I could time travel backwards a decade. Six kids later, I have realized what a complicated and beautiful mess parenting can be. When I made that statement in my early twenties, I didn’t quite understand just how different each child’s personality could be, what special needs would look like on my kids, and just how exasperated I could become following months of sleep deprivation and even post-partum depression. My desire was for a peaceful home, but my own pride, fears, and even health kept … Read more

The 10 Commandments Bible Learning Pack

The Ten Commandments Bible Education Pack for Elementary Ages

Are you learning about Moses and the Ten Commandments in your homeschool room right now?  Would you like an interesting and fun supplement for some extra scripture memory work or Bible study? This colorful and fun-packed printable pack is all about Moses and The 10 Commandments.  You will find in it the following activities: Front/ Back Flash cards Copywork for tracing printing and cursive Blank pages for Scripture Memory Copywork Matching Game Crossword Puzzle Ten Commandments Tablet Craft This will provide hours of fun for the homeschool or even the Sunday School room.  It can be used by one child or multiple children of various elementary ages at the same time! This printable pack is 35 pages and is appropriate … Read more

Teaching Children How to Sit Still in Church

8 Tips for Teaching Children How to Sit Still at Church

Why I Ditched the Church Nursery I think we attempted to put our first child in the church nursery about 3.2 times before we decided we were just going to keep her in church with us and teach her to sit still.  She cried a lot in the nursery and so I kept having to be called out with the little pager to go and calm her.  She missed me, so keeping her with me seemed the natural thing to do. At the time we were the odd ones for doing so.  Our philosophy?  Children had to learn how to sit still for thousands of years, and we found it strange that it is only in our modern culture that … Read more

Using Catechisms to Disciple our Children

Using Catechisms to Disciple Children and a FREE Printable

A Definition A catechism is a method of teaching Biblical doctrine in which the tutor asks the student a series of questions and the pupil gives a specific, memorized answer to each question.  The idea behind teaching with catechisms is that, especially for younger children, the memorization of catechisms will instill Biblical truth within that child for the rest of their lives. What will be memorized in doctrine and theology as a child, will with discipleship and training, become knowledge and wisdom as the child grows older about the Person of God and the Truth of His Word.  The History Catechism type handbooks, according to the Encyclopedia Britanica online, were written as early in Church history by Augustine and Cyril.  … Read more