Tag Archives: family activities

How to Read With Your Child: Eight Steps

Daily Truth:   “… And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant which had been found in the house of the LORD.”  2 Kings 23:3             We all want our children to develop a love for the written word.  It has been said, “The love of reading is made on the lap
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Pumpkin Delight: Yummy Pumpkin Recipes

Daily Truth: “To everything there is a season.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 As I promised last week, this week I am going to post some pumpkin recipes that are easy and you can do with your kiddos. I am not a great cook, nor do I always enjoy it.  My sister – on the other- hand can make anything taste AMAZING!  Needless to say, the easier,
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Encourage: Giving Strength to Our Kids

Daily Truth: “But command Joshua, and encourage him and strengthen him.”  Deuteronomy 3:28   Who doesn’t need someone to come along side them every once in a while and encourage them in the work that they are doing? We all do.  But what does “encourage” mean? Encourage is defined as “giving support, confidence, or hope to someone.” Ok. So here’s a scenario. It has
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Labor Day: The Fruits of Our Labor

Daily Truth:  “You shall eat the fruit(s) of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.” Psalm 128:2   We planted two apple trees in our backyard when our children were young.  The Red Delicious apple tree did not do very well but the Golden Delicious apple tree has provided fruit for twenty years.  Our children are now in their
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The Heavens Beckon Our Attention: God’s Glory

Daily Truth:  “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.”  Psalm 19:1 The heavens do declare the glory of God.  And, the firmament does show His handiwork. We serve an amazing God!  The stars are so numerous that we cannot count them.  The sun is at just the right distance to provide heat and light to sustain us and not destroy
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“The World Itself Could Not Contain the Books”

Daily Truth:  “And there are also many things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.”  John 21:25 Did you know there were 1,052,803  books published in 2009 and approximately 3,000,000 books published in 2011? (These statistics are from Bowkers, the company in the U.S., that issue ISBN
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Summer and Kids: The Season Begins, What are Your Plans?

Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons and for days, and years:   For most of us summer begins on Memorial Day.  The school year is either completed or almost finished by the end of May.  But, the first day
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Liberty and Flag Day, What’s it all About?

Daily Truth:  Jesus said, “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He sent me to heal the broken hearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight the blind, To set at liberty to those who are oppressed.” Luke 4:18   Flag Day is about celebrating liberty and remembrance.  
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Still Enjoying the Joys of My Heart

Daily Truth: “God keeps him busy with the joy of his heart.”  Ecclesiastes 5:20b So, my joys made their “Summer-To-Do” list and I thought I would share it with you.   1.  Holiday World 2.  The beach 3.  Riley Park 4.  Holiday Park 5.  The Smithsonian (In progress) 6. Washington D.C. (In progress) 7.  Children’s Museum 8.  Swim 9.  Zoo 10.  Splash Park 11. Friends over
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Grow More Than Vegetables This Summer With Your Kids

Daily Truth:  You (God) cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth.  Psalm 104:14  ESV There is still time to plant and grow a garden before summer arrives.   Bring God’s Word alive for your children by teaching them how to plant, cultivate, and harvest a garden this summer. Some easy plants to grow from
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