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Have you ever wondered if you were "creative?" Well, God is and we each were created in His image. Today is your day to be creative as you let the truth of God's Word impact your life and the lives of those around you.
The dictionary defines creative as: cre·a·tive 1. having the quality or power of creating. 2. resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative: creative writing. 3. originative; productive (usually fol. by of). 4. Facetious. using or creating exaggerated or skewed data, information, etc.: creative bookkeeping.
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Faith is a hard concept for kids, youth or even adults to wrap our minds around. This interactive object lesson uses Hebrews 11:1 & 6 and a blindfold to demonstrate faith believes & then acts on that belief. Faith is not blind. Also includes other faith teaching tools.
Righteousness is a difficult concept to understand. These two object lessons use first a jersey & dirty shirt to teach about imputed righteousness and then wrapped candy to teach about practical righteousness. Fun Bible lessons for kids, youth or even adults!
This free Christian object lesson for kids or youth uses the game of football & how a player dresses to illustrate the armor of God in Ephesians 6. Also includes a link to our 10 free Armor of God Bible study lessons for any age that look at each piece individually.
Use a cell phone to teach a fun Christian object lesson for kids on prayer! It includes a full teaching script with additional Bible activities including a new five finger prayer reminder & doodle prayer guide!
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I think sometimes we can all get discouraged and wonder if what we do matters. Encouragement is so important as we walk this life and serve Jesus together! We all plant & water together along the way, but it is God Who brings about the results!
We want to thank you for all your encouragement; in addition to God, you are why we do what we do!
One of my neighbors asked me about a Bible study for her and her preteen daughter to do together; so I began looking. One of the most creative ones I have found is by Annie Pajcic @ThouArtExalted.com. It's called "Journal with Me: Mother/Daughter Devotional Study on Philippians 4:4-9," and she offers the first lesson FREE! They also offer a free devotional app designed for girls/teens which could be used to begin your own mother-daughter Bible study journaling using this first lesson as a pattern.
There are several things that I love about family Bible study journaling together:
The writer of Hebrews acknowledges life can be tough! This Bible lesson brings encouragement that we are not alone! Keep holding on, salvation is near.
A Light so Lovely: A Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L'Engle by Sarah Arthur is both personal and inspiring! It is so much more than a biography of her life. Arthur captures the spirit of L'Engle drawing us to love God and share His love with others. More book review...
What do we discover when we look out a window? Sometimes we discover as much about ourselves as we do about what we see through a window. The window story is a great Bible illustration for lessons teaching about judging or comparing ourselves with others. Includes verses.
M&M's & Skittles candy with all their different colors but the same inside can be used to teach a "sweet" object lesson on God's creativity giving people so many beautiful skin colors! Help kids & youth see beyond the candy shell to the best part of each person!
I love when stores put out their back-to-school supplies! They point to children & learning, and can also point to Jesus! Use these 14 school object lessons to help kids learn Biblical truths they can remember during their days at school using their crayons, pencils, etc.
This back-to-school object lesson uses a new empty notebook to demonstrate how God can better use us when we have a clean heart. David spoke of this in Psalm 51. God always offers us forgiveness. Once forgiven, we can then better share His good news message more clearly.
Use a backpack for a fun object lesson to teach how God uses each of us uniquely with different gifts to build up the Church and work alongside Him! Great back to school lesson on our uniqueness or Bible object lesson to teach about spiritual gifts!
Let's face it, a penny's worth is not based on how it looks, if it's shiny or not. Its worth has been stamped by its maker. This object lesson with pennies, helps kids & youth see their value in God's eyes. Jesus says "You're worth it!" & paid the price to prove it!
Because music is such a part of teens’ lives, use it as a daily reminder to live life as a praise song to God that will be heard by those around them. "It's the Song that Matters" Bible lesson for youth includes a step by step teaching script free printable.
Summer vacation at the beach is a prime time to "I Spy" God's object lessons as a family or bring the beach to your class! God uses His creation to teach us more about Himself! The beach is a great place to experience these free Bible study lessons for the summer!
As moms, I think we’d all agree our desire is to always be a better mom!
In Ruth Schwenk’s new book -The Better Mom: Growing in Grace Between Perfection and the Mess, she doesn't give us an easy list of how to’s or even a definitive answer of how to, but she does offer her friendship and insights as she walks the same path and ultimately points us to the source of all grace - Jesus.
In our busy lifestyle culture that screams at us to do more or do better, Ruth offers us a window into her own soul and how to be better. Ruth shares many of her own shortcomings as well as her mom victories to help us see how God is at work and is with us supporting us.
The titles to her chapters encompass many silent thoughts & questions that have bombarded most moms from one time or another along this journey. We probably have all thought - “Everything depends on me,” or “I want to make a difference,” or even “I miss my friends!” The table of contents is filled with such notions and can easily lead us to encouragement, laughter, and even tears to help us move closer to our Father Who has called us to this privilege of being a mom.
Ruth also highlights a brief thoughtful phrase for each chapter making it easy to pick up for a quick word of encouragement. For the chapter “I Don’t Have Enough Time Left”, she writes “God calls us to be obedient today and to trust Him for tomorrow.” Another that I really liked was - “We love not for our own sakes but for the benefit of our children.”This is from a chapter called - “No One Appreciates All That I Do!” Hmmm…I think we’ve all thought that a time or two!
We also find hope and guidance from Scripture sprinkled throughout this book. A highlighter will come in handy!
Ruth emphasizes motherhood is not a competition of being the better mom; it’s a journey together encouraging one another to seek what’s important, to treasure what really matters, and to choose His best for our family, not just better.
Although our own four children are grown and out of the nest, this book has still encouraged me in knowing that even though I sure didn’t do everything right, the one thing we did strive to do (although not perfectly) was most important - seeking God first and following Him so our kids could follow us.
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The Better Mom: Growing in Grace Between Perfection and the Mess
By Ruth Schwenk / Zondervan
Vacation Bible School cannot function without volunteers; you matter! Here are five reasons it's important for you as a believer to be involved & other ways to be a part.
Parenting is hard! Raising passionate Jesus followers is even harder; it takes intentional training. Phil & Diane Comer include keys to the power of intentional parenting in their book - "Raising Passionate Jesus Followers".
Don't walk away from Easter without taking hope with you even into the "blank spaces" of life!
Friday evening to Sunday morning was a time of waiting - waiting in fear, waiting in hiding, waiting in doubt. It is in this blank space of waiting that hope can be found. It is in this blank space that things seem to be quiet and nothing is happening. Have you ever lived in a “blank space” moment?
It’s quiet, things seem hopeless, and it appears that nothing will ever change. But, it is in this blank space that the greatest miracle is taking place. May we never forget that in our blank spaces we have a mighty God that is still in the miracle business. He is still moving mountains on our behalf. He is still breaking chains. He is still resurrecting dreams. He is still saving lives. He is still on His throne! He sees! He knows! He’s working even when all we see is a blank space!
A good friend of mine wrote this Bible study based on Matthew 27-28. Easter may have been celebrated yesterday, but let's take this HOPE into tomorrow and share it with others!
Planning an Easter egg hunt with your family or church? Use this Easter object lesson, "Empty to Faith-filled", as a tool to share the Gospel and help kids & parents remember 5 important truths of Easter; script & video demo are included!
The true story of Easter straight from the Bible text in a way for children to not only understand but also to participate! Interactive clauses invite kids to become part of the story to keep them engaged & help them remember all that happened that week of the first Easter.
Celebrate the true meaning of Easter while having fun with these Christian Easter games! They can be used for Children's Bible lessons or a fun review of the Easter Story! Keep Christ first while also instilling cooperative relationship skills and an air of excitement!
These free Christian Easter ideas, games & Easter object lessons will help you share the true meaning of Easter & keep Jesus Christ as the center of your Easter celebrations!
Countdown to Easter with these ten creative & interactive "Read, Write, Learn" Easter Bible study devotions to help you & your family have a Christ focused Easter! Great for personal adult Bible study, and then turn around and teach these truths to your kids!
This new object lesson uses the basic colors of Easter eggs to share six things about Jesus & the Gospel story as reminders during & after the Easter Egg Hunt!
Turn commercialism around and use the Easter symbols displayed on shelves to share Jesus with our kids & others around us! These can be used as short Bible study lessons, family devotions, or children's sermons! Even includes ideas for Easter baskets!
Teach kids about the importance of sharing God's love with others with this Christian object lesson for Valentine's Day! Very simple using a red marker & paper towel!
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to teach about God's love through Bible lessons! Try these object lessons, Bible verses, & other free creative lessons for families, Sunday School, etc.!
"Jesus, My Hero" is one in a series of Bible study lessons for kids or youth dealing with the armor of God, but can be used alone. A lesson script includes Bible verses, fun activities, and more to keep students engaged. Jesus is our ultimate hero!
Ten creative & free armor of God Bible study lessons to use with all ages! For adults these will clarify key facts of Ephesians 6:10-19. The teaching script can be used for both children or youth and includes activities with object lessons, games, and prayer time.
Using both Bible heroes & super heroes, these free Bible lessons for kids point out to children that God created them to be "Incredible Kids" & He has purpose for their lives! Kids will love the Bible activities & games included with each lesson! Great for church or home!
Jesus offers us hope...hope for living now, hope for the future, hope for eternity. Find out how you can know Christ and find purpose and hope.
God's ability to take a speck of dust and create a snowflake makes a wonderful object lesson using snow to give a Bible lesson on forgiveness & salvation!
I recently saw this on Facebook and loved it as a great thought-provoker beginning this new year! It would be a great story to pair with Jesus' parable of the guests found in Luke 14:7-15 for a Bible study lesson!
"The Shoe Man" is an inspirational poem said to be credited to Leanne Freiberg; others believe the author to be unknown. It causes us to rethink how we judge and treat others. It also encourages us to connect with others. We never know what may be going on in their lives, but God does.
Will we take the risk and the time to connect so they will see Jesus? We may end up being the one whose soul is truly touched though.
Take the challenge & read through the Bible in a year; you won't regret it! There are a variety of options for a one year Bible reading plan that are creative and keep it interesting!
Great Bible object lessons can be found in so many Christmas items! Use a Christmas object lesson (or two) to teach the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus Christ!
December is here! And here are twenty-five Christmas countdown on-the-go, active, object lesson devotions with Bible verses to help us keep our focus on the true reason for the season!
Each day you can also snap a photo of the item for a visual and use as a photo challenge on Social Media, or with your family, small group, friends or just for yourself.
It’s a fun way to enjoy the presence of Christ each and every day as we look towards celebrating His birthday!
Family time is precious, so add some fun memories to your holiday season together with these Thanksgiving games!
A great prayer reference & encouragement to have on hand... a review of Jodie Berndt's "Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children."
Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to teach children & teens about having an attitude of gratitude! Here are Christian Thanksgiving ideas to help - Bible object lessons, crafts, games, & more!
This Bible devotion takes an everyday event and connects it with Bible verses to teach a Bible lesson on how "new" does not mean perfect.
Bring the light of Christ back to October & Halloween with this Christian object lesson & pumpkin prayer. Use a pumpkin to illustrate how through Christ we can get a new face and let His light shine!
Stewardship is about more than money! These new lessons on our Bible Lessons for Adults page include eight lessons that speak toward stewarding our relationships, our gifts & talents, our time, our finances, our testimonies, even our trash!
Learn how to wisely use the resources God has given us all for His glory. These are in printable .pdf format and include a Leader's Guide. These lessons are great for any age adult including our young adults; it's never too early to realize all we have belongs to Him and He calls each of us to be good stewards.
Having an identity crisis? Learn how God provides for us to find our identity in Christ and not the identity lables the world has to offer.
It's hard to believe, but it's that time of the year again - back to school! This is a perfect time to encourage kids through an object lesson using pencils, pens, markers, crayons, etc. that will help them see how unique and special God has created them!
Foster Care...it's about touching lives, and that goes both ways!
You may have heard the saying about people who come into our lives leaving footprints, causing us to be forever changed. Our family was blessed by just such a person - a child in foster care.
With May being Foster Care Awareness Month, I wanted to share a little of our story. I've never been a foster parent, but have recently had the blessing of being a foster grandparent and have discovered there are small ways we can all become a part of loving these children with the love of Jesus!
About two years ago a little red-headed bundle of joy and challenges came into our lives as our daughter felt God’s call to become a foster parent. For almost two years she became “Mom” and we became grandparents. She became ours, and we became hers. Her caseworker had thought she would be moved toward adoption with our daughter.
But God had different plans...
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Is it time for a little shedding..."stripping off every weight"? (Hebrews 12:1)
This is what I thought of as I got my hair cut yesterday for a "summer-do"!
And then I remembered this photo my daughter sent me of her welsh pony "Charlie Brown" and his "stripped off weight"...all from a brushing!
It caused me to wonder about things in my own life that I no longer need and should lay aside...things holding me back from God's best. Things like doubts, insecurities, & fears. Things like habits, comfort zones, & selfish desires.
When we take time to shed those old things, we can run free, unhindered, all out! What's holding us back from running all out for Jesus today?
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us." - Hebrews 12:1
This is a photo of my mom & "little" me!
If you've ever felt invisible as a mom or taken for granted, you're not alone. This "Invisible Woman" monologue and God's Word can bring us so much encouragement as moms!
My favorite part is:
"As mothers, we are building great cathedrals. We cannot be seen if we're doing it right. And one day, it is very possible that the world will marvel, not only at what we have built, but at the beauty that has been added to the world by the sacrifices of invisible women."
As an "Empty-Nester" now, it is a beautiful sight to be on this side of raising four kids and able to see them as grown adults loving God & loving others. All credit goes to God for sure!
And that's just it...we are not alone in raising our kids; God is with us and at work both in us and in our kids. That's why it is so important for us as parents to keep seeking & knowing Jesus as our first priority.
I hope this "Invisible Mom" monologue will encourage you as much as it did for me!
Fresh berries! ...What fills our cup today?
"Lord, You are my portion & my cup of blessing." (Psalm 16:5a) "and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." (Ephesians 3:19)
LORD, please fill my cup of life with You to overflowing to others!
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