Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Prairie Party



What a great idea for a homemade party. If you go here you'll find loads of idea which you can adapt.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cones or cupcakes? Both!



For you next kids party! Yum and fun! 

Rainbow Ice Cream Cone Bites

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Suborna



Suborna's story is an interesting one and worthwhile reading for your older daughters. Then they can pray for her.

Go here to read her story.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Little Girl Sweetness


The Lord has blessed us with girls. Seems God has determined we have a lot of the female gender for offspring here. So, after raising two daughters, we now have three granddaughters, pictured above with their "Auntie Nee," our younger daughter. SO any article directly speaking to raising girls in today's society gets my immediate attention. And this article did, so I thought I'd share with no further comment except to say it's well worth reading.

Oh and by the way. Today is our youngest granddaughter's birthday. One whole year of life. Happy birthday, Gracie!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thomas Ken, a Christian Hero


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


Do your children know these words? No doubt they’ve sung them at church. Do they know anything of the man who wrote them? His name was Thomas Ken, who lived in the years 1637-1711. This would be a nice homeschool research paper for them, as well as Christian History project: Let them find out all they can about this man and his musical contributions to the Church. Let them study his childhood and his later trials in the time in which he lived in England. Let them learn about this unsung hero. I think they’ll benefit. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Children Need Parents



So true. Boys and girls need parents who will not only guide them from physical dangers, but physical. May the Lord give guidance and strength to Christian parents, especially in our day.

Credit for photo given to "Training Children With Grace and Truth" on Facebook.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Help for Family Worship



If you are on Facebook, I thought I'd recommend this page which may be helpful to your family. Especially if you're often looking for help and resources for family worship.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pastor Asks for Prayer


There is an interesting story about a pastor in a Muslim country that perhaps you could read to your children and pray about. The article about this pastor can be found at the Kids of Courage website here


It's really important that our children not forget the difficulties that Christians face in many countries.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

What is It?

Happy Face, Swiveling smiley face

There is something that you possess one at a time.
Your parents have had it more often than you have.
Each time you have one, something goes up and then down while it is with you.
Something else travels in a circle twice by the time it leaves you.


WHAT IS IT?

Can any of your children figure this out? The first one to email me here with the correct answer will receive a prize! (But you have to give us a mailing address.)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bulldog Pups


A notice in a weekly newspaper advertised Bulldog puppies:

"Cute. Already housebroken," the advertisement promised. "Eat almost any food you put in front of them. Love children." 

Isn't that funny? Do you get why it's funny?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Speaking of Parties...



Wow. I love this idea for anyone who has a decent sized yard. Your yard doesn't need to be huge, just have a fair amount of space to do this. Have a "Summer Camp at Home Retreat Party!" You can easily incorporate Christian ideas if you'd like to do this for your Sunday school class or Bible school class as a followup to VBS. Or, of course, as a birthday party for your child/ren. Fantastic craft ideas, and I love the teepees!! Wish I had this idea when my kids were small. Take a look at this idea here and adapt it to your needs!!!

Have fun! I know the kids will.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Party Ideas



Looking for a few ideas for having a birthday party for your child and you want to include God in some way? Ideas can be found here and here. These are just suggestions that you can adapt to fit your needs. Have fun and more of our thoughts can be found at this post we made some time ago.


And don't forget this article at our site describing the party we had for our sixteen year old daughter.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Book Reviews


Here's a good place to get recommendations on good books for your children: Christian Children's Book Review. Bookmark the site and visit often to see what new items they're reviewing.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Farmer's Almanac Online Style


Just thought it's a good time to remind you once again of this great website which is full of riches for you and your children. Love gardening at your house? Then go here and the regular OFA site to take advantage of their gardening section. Start out here and go from there. Look around all over for info and fun for the family!

The general Farmers Almanac site is here.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Keys for Kids



In our opinion, it's still a nice devotional for your family.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Being Thankful

It's a rather sad thing, but one thing lots of people are noticing these days is that people are not as thankful as they used to be. Perhaps it's because we have too much? This is especially true if you live in a country like America where food and clothing and other things are more plentiful.


I hope you are teaching you children about the importance of gratefulness to God and others. The current excerpt from our Bright Gems book is the one from the Day 23 devotionals on being thankful. We hope you'll read it and be encouraged to commit to instilling this important quality of character in your youngsters.