In church yesterday, Pastor Don talked about how important it is for parents to train their children in understanding God's Word. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of life - entertaining, pampering and educating our kids and neglect their spiritual training.

As Matt and I are applying to be foster parents, we are thinking about the best ways to communicate the Gospel to young hearts. I am researching good Bibles and devotionals for children and families. These are two we've found.

We'd love to know if your family has any good ideas or resources for devotional time.


Lisa Leonard said...

we've been trying to get into a good family devotion routine, but it ebbs and flows. we have had fun memorizing scripture at dinner. we sing a prayer before each meal. I like the look of the first devotional book. i'll have to check it out!

Kate said...

chrissie, my name is kate and i'm a friend of lisa's. i've met you before but you probably don't remember me...i've taught david and matties sunday school in the past. anyway, just wanted to let you know that while I was growing up my parents led our family worship time the your second book, 'leading little ones to God'. as far as i can remember, we loved it, and since then i've looked it over and it looks great. it is one that we plan on using in our family with our girls. if you want anymore ideas on family worship styles you can check out the post on my blog called "family worship". some people had some neat comments.

Ellen said...

I think it's great that you and Matt are being intentional about wanting to train any children in your care (foster or otherwise) to love the Lord. Any book you choose, if it speaks the truth, will be great!

Brianna Heldt said...

hi chrissie! good to see you (briefly) saturday. i'm so excited you guys are looking into foster care, i'd love to hear more about your story!!!

Ani said...

hi! i just found your blog through lisa's.

i am a mom through the miracle of adoption... our little guy is about to turn 2.

look forward to the ideas the other readers provide - our family devotion routine has been lacking as of late.

all the best.

Anonymous said...

we love The Child's Story Bible by Catherine Vos- an excellent resource. We also use Little Visits for Families by Allan Hart Jahsmann. Oh, and the Veggie Tales Devotional- the kids love to act out the parts! You should see Tyler rise from the dead- it's a hoot!