Should my family do [insert Christian thing-that’s-done here]?

Depending on your story and your context, the list of "what a good Christian family does" will vary. Devotions. Bedtime Bible stories. Prayer together at certain times. Kids worship music in the car. The list of choices is long. You may find yourself wondering, then: should we be doing [insert Christian thing-people-do] in our family?… Continue reading Should my family do [insert Christian thing-that’s-done here]?

What’s Ask Away? Learn more about our podcast for kids

In the summer of 2020, I realized my kids and I needed a new rhythm for exploring Bible stories together. So we began driving to a prayer labyrinth at a local church--one of the only outdoor spaces that was open at that time in the pandemic. They'd run around it for fun, and then we'd… Continue reading What’s Ask Away? Learn more about our podcast for kids

FREE Easter Bible Story Guide for Preschoolers

I absolutely love Easter, not only as a holiday, but because most of my favorite candies are out, daylight savings is always nearby, and my kids love to hunt for things. It's wonderful! When my older son was 2, I was often the teacher for his room at church, which is how I learned that… Continue reading FREE Easter Bible Story Guide for Preschoolers

Instead of “Application”, Respond

Despite having taught many Bible lesson with a concrete "application", I no longer think we should teach kids to apply the Bible. But if we don't do that, what do we do instead? First, we remember that Christian faith is not an 'it' to be lived out, but rather a relationship to be deepened.  So it… Continue reading Instead of “Application”, Respond

It’s time to stop teaching kids to ‘apply’ the Bible

I began serving in my church's children's ministry when I was 16. I was a 2nd grade girls small group leader, as well as a Large Group teacher.  My first lesson I ever taught was about patience, and I ate an orange without peeling it as an example of how impatience can spoil something good.… Continue reading It’s time to stop teaching kids to ‘apply’ the Bible