In my day job I teach bible stories to 250 kids every week and after I tell a story to each group of twenty students we wonder about it together. I am continually amazed at how deep my students are willing to delve and what amazing insights they have to offer.
Tonight one of my boys burst into tears just as I grabbed the bible to start our reading of Romans. He had just remembered that he lost his homework that is due tomorrow and half-way finished.* I took a deep breath. “We’ll find it buddy, it is time to read Romans now.”
The Good Book Club helps us make connections with Scripture stories, our own stories, our family story, and with one another.
We are going too fast, with too many commitments, in too many places.
How is your scripture engagement going with your kids? How about you youth ministers and Sunday school teachers and leaders? Miriam McKenney continues to read the Bible with her kids at church, and we’re reaping what we’ve sown. The children are growing into the Word of God.
We’re only two weeks into Lent but it seems like we’ve integrated a new habit into our lives.
Sharing these stories and a time of wondering has led us to connect to the Scripture and one another in a new
I’m committed to raising kids not just to go to church, but to understand they ARE the church. Luke and Acts tells exactly that story.
I know that for my family to engage in a Lenten practice it needs to be simple and achievable.
I needed a Bible that is accessible for children but still has all of the text. So I did my favorite thing—research!