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Fasting for Kids

Wendy Douglas —  December 30, 2011

 

 

So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer.

Ezra 8:23

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Children’s Bible Project

Doug Olson —  January 17, 2011


I have been challenged several times to do a research project with all the different versions and varieties of Children’s Bibles. This project excites me because I have found such a wide difference in the way people think about how kids learn and study the Word. Knowing that some of those differences have to do with age level of the target audience is definitely a key factor in this research.

In order to get started I would like some help. If you could tell me the Children’s Bible you currently use and ones that you think are the best it would really help me get my feet dug into this project. As time goes on and the ball gets rolling I will need more help but for now this would be huge.

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Just Say No to Devos

Wendy Douglas —  October 2, 2010

EDITOR’S NOTE: Welcome to the 4th day of Orange Week 2.0 here on Kidmin1124. In this post, Wendy Douglas shares something that didn’t work and what they did about it. For other Orange Week 2.0 posts, please check out

One of the things that we tried after attending the Orange conference was online family devotions to better equip parents during this time with their kids. Well I will just say it…it failed. Hardly any families were utilizing them, and the ones that were using them weren’t really happy with the content or format.  It was time to rethink everything from the devotions themselves to how we were making them available.

So, you know what we did? We started asking parents questions. Like what are you looking for? How much time do you have? Where will you doing them? Once we had those answers, we started brainstorming on the content and delivery of family devotions.

This verse really is the key to family devotions.

And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7

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Model Behavior

Wendy Douglas —  August 20, 2010

Our children are our first disciples and I have to admit there have been times that I have failed my boys.

I spent months challenging them to read their Bibles and couldn’t understand why they weren’t doing it. I would use the example that “daddy and I read ours every day.”

The only problem with that was I did my reading early in the morning before they were awake and late at night once they were asleep. I wasn’t modeling the behavior where they could see it, so how could I expect them to follow my lead?

This realization caused my husband and I to make a few changes. We now make an effort to do some of our personal daily reading while the boys are around to witness it. We are making more of an effort to do family devotions with the boys.  Since approaching it differently, we are seeing them take the initiative to read on their own and participate in discussions more as a result.

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Bible in Candlelight Welcome to our continuing discussion of the The Non-Negotiables – those things in our lives which must be given the place of first priority and be closely guarded.  These are the things which we must plan for, make time to do, and guard against interruption and skipping.  In previous installments, we have Introduced the idea of Non-Negotiables and examined the importance of Prayer.  Today, we will be discussing the next Non-Negotiable which is near and dear to my heart, and that is the Bible.  I love my Bible.  Ever since I became a Christian and read it for the very first time, I’ve been hooked.  I’ve written about 100 phrases which describe God’s Word…. I’ve written about Psalm 119 – The Word of God, and I started a series featuring 25 Reasons I Believe the Bible. I’ve written about 10 Way to Get Kids Excited About the Bible and cited hundreds, if not thousands, of Bible verses in my articles. And, I’ve done it all because I love my Bible.  I do not worship my Bible, but I worship the one my Bible tells me about.

All that to say – I love my Bible.  Even so, there are times when I struggle to make sure that I read it every day.  There are times when several days slip away, and I realize that I haven’t read my Bible at all.  It’s like Paul writes in Romans 8: Continue Reading…