Archive - April, 2013

A Father’s Blessing

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One of the most significant and defining events in our children’s lives occurred every night at bedtime. My husband would take Sarah and Jacob aside and have a time of prayer with them. At the end of the prayer time, he would lay a hand on each bowed head and pray a “blessing” over them. Throughout the years, on good days and bad days, each day ended with a tired father calling out to God to bless his children. It was amazing to see how that blessing time served to calm troubled hearts and reconcile broken relationships. The impact on both father and children is immeasurable. Our children treasured that special time with their dad.

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Sunday Morning Liberators—Encouragement for the Front Lines

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Ever feel weary going into the classroom on Sunday mornings?

Ever feel like the “good” stuff is happening down the hall in the adult classrooms?

Ever feel like your ministry to children is seen as glorified babysitting by some?

Do you and others on your ministry team need some encouragement this week? (more…)

“Why Did God Put the Tree in the Garden in the First Place?” Contest Winners

As the question above from a 3rd grader demonstrates, teaching children can really keep you on your “theological toes.” Children can come up with the most basic yet profound questions—questions that theologians have thought about and wrestled with for years. As teachers we need to be prepared to thoughtfully and truthfully answer our student’s questions with age-appropriate language and concepts. That is no easy task, especially when the question isn’t specifically addressed in Scripture. So how did some of our readers answer the contest question? Here are some excerpts showing the scope of the answers: (more…)

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On the Road with CDG

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This week Children Desiring God hits the road for two major events. First stop is The Cincinnati Homeschool Convention (April 4-6). David and Sally Michael will be presenting two workshops:

  • A Vision for Growing a God-centered, Bible-saturated, Christ-exalting Generation
  • Teaching the Bible to Spread the Supremacy of God in All Things (more…)
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