You know, many times in life we as the parents are always on the go! We have yard work, house work, home projects, and a plethora of other things that always need to be accomplished. But how many times do your kids want you to stop and play with them? If your house is anything like mine, it is constantly!
That is where we as the parents need to STOP and PLAY! We need not to worry so much what others think about the way our house looks, how dirty our car may be, or if the yard is manicured to perfection. Those things will be there after the chance you had to play with your kids are gone. There are only a few chances that we as parents will get to enjoy with our kids. Just to see how many, check out this app from Orange that will let you put in your kids graduation date (or other important dates) and let you see how many weekends, days, hours, minutes and seconds you have left. Once you see it, I think you will be shocked!
Here are a few things that you can do with you kids over the next days, weeks, or months. Pick out a few and go for it. Be a kid with your kids for a bit and have some fun, not only will you build a bond with your kids, but memories will also be built that will last longer than fresh cut grass!
Till next time, keep loving on the kids!
This month in Children’s Church we have been singing the song “We Believe” by Newsong. We have been given the chance to actually sing in front of the church if the kids can get the song down. Once you hear 50+ kids singing the lyrics to this song you will say “WOW, I believe!” So in an attempt to help, here it is with the lyrics.
Have you never had to endure a person learning how to play the clarinet? It’s pretty awful. Sounds more like a person strangling a duck then anything close to actual music. But that goes with any musical instrument, doesn’t it? To become great at playing an instrument, you need to practice … to rehearse. You need to commit to sticking with it even when you don’t feel like it.
This is true for faith. To grow—to mature—takes practice. It takes commitment. Which is why we’re taking a whole month to discover how commitment can show up in our lives as we practice our faith. Commitment is making a plan and putting it into practice.
If we want to know God better, we need to practice our faith. But this isn’t something that comes naturally to any of us. That’s why we need a plan to put into practice. And the best place to start is with faith skills.
Every so often we like to come back around and focus on four faith skills that kids can practice to help them grow in their faith and know God better. We use four words to help us remember these skills:
HEAR. PRAY. TALK. LIVE.
Each week this month, we’ll focus on one of the faith skills as we talk about making a plan and putting it into practice.
This month, let’s think about how:
(1) God created commitment and exemplifies it in being committed to us.
(2) Commitment is both a reflection of and a response to God’s character. We can demonstrate His commitment to us as we commit to knowing Him more.
(3) Commitment is how we follow through on the tasks set before us.
So, get ready kids to show some commitment this month as we dive into God’s word! To help you out, I have placed some Bible reading plans at this link. Make sure to check them out.
Don’t forget God Loves you!
Seeds Family Worship
Starting this Sunday we will be doing some new music. We will be using Seeds Family Worship for our song worship time. If you can get a chance, check them out on their web page. I am also planning on taking a group down to Warner Robbins to a concert by Seeds Family Worship later this year. More details will be coming out on this later. So, we are looking forward to seeing you Sunday morning at Mountain View in the Outback at 11:00!
Ever wondered what Ephesians 4:2 said? Robbie Evans was helping me out in 4:12 Ministries today and we were reviewing that very verse. I would go into some detail, but I think I will let Robbie Evans give you a explanation.