Scripture

Children’s Bibles are abundant in the United States.  We are spoiled for options.  According to Christianbook.com there are 903 listings under the heading “Children’s Bible.”  There are colored Bibles, story Bibles, Bibles for different ages, Bibles with special artwork, Bibles with cartoon characters on the cover, and a host of other options.  Yet in this […]

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The summer is a fantastic time to focus on memorizing a passage of Scripture.  This summer I’ve been working on Colossians 3:12-16.  Let’s see if I can type it from memory: Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive […]

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I am privileged to participate in the What’s in the Bible? Blog Tour ,”Race to the Finish.” WITB, after months and months of effort, will be completing the curriculum for the Old Testament with the release of Volume 9 God Speaks! (Isaiah, Jeremiah & The Prophets) in August. Leading up the release, bloggers across the […]

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As we journey toward Easter Sunday I thought I would share with you the ‘Seven Symbols of the Passion’ that we have prepared for our Good Friday family experience.  Each family will be given a black coin bag that contains the items pictured to the right.  Families will pull out each symbol and pass it around […]

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I will never forget an online exchange I had years ago with a prominent figure in church leadership.  He argued that seminary was a complete was of time because its role was to “help people answer questions no one is asking.”  According to that leader, a seminary education was irrelevant to “real” church leadership.  Without […]

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It seems like almost every week I get another flyer in the mail or read a blog post about a children’s ministry conference.  As children’s and family ministry leaders, we have many options for additional training in our field and the conferences we can attend range from thousands of attendees nationwide meeting for a week […]

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In the unexpected seasons of life are the times when God wastes not a moment, a loving lesson, nor a time to show His character to us.  We often don’t like these times and wish them away, but if we could pause to see that every speed bump, detour and closed road has a kingdom […]

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Several months ago I found out that one of my favorite children’s Bibles was being rereleased.  The Toddler’s Bible, written by V. Gilbert Beers, came out in 1992 to great acclaim.  The author, a ministry and publishing veteran, knew that in order to engage the 2-3 year old mind, heart, and eyes that he would […]

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Christ My Energy

Rhonda Haslett —  December 21, 2011 — Leave a comment

Can you imagine? You get your child the most amazing baby doll that coos and crawls.  She tears open the wrapping paper with all the excitement a four year old could contain.  Then as you painstakingly untwist all twelve twist ties to free the imprisoned doll while all along your girl is tugging at your […]

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How many of us are reaping the benefits of those who sowed seeds in our churches before us?  George O. Wood, an incredible preacher recently revealed depth from Galatians 6:6-10, the passage of sowing and reaping.  Here are some thoughts from his sermon: You reap WHAT you sow.  In order to reap you must first […]

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