The Word of God

The Word of God is the most important thing we can teach our children. We need to show them how that Word is part of every aspect of our daily lives.

When I get up in the morning the first thing I do is to say a prayer of thanks for bringing me through the night, and ask what God wants me to do today. Saying a prayer over each meal is also important in thanking God for the nourishment of the food to be eaten. As I meet the challenges through the day I ask for guidance. Then before I go to sleep I say the Lord’s Prayer and lift up each member of my family and others that are on my prayer list.

It’s important to lift our daily concerns and joys to God. If we pray without ceasing we will always be in God’s presence. This is something we should share with our children and grandchildren. They need to learn about God, and what he has done for us. They need to know of his great love for all of his people.

Gather your children and pray with them first thing in the morning. Let them add things that they are concerned, or excited about. Encourage them to pray during the day if they are struggling or excited about something. Remind them to pray when they eat their meals away from home.

At the dinner table let each of them add something of their day to the prayer. Use the meal time to talk with them and help them with any difficulties. Then at bedtime pray with each child and encourage them to thank God for watching over them through the day. Remind them that God is interested in everything that happens to them every minute of every day.

What other ways can you share God with your children?

 

Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Dt 11:19). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

 

Teacher’s Conferences

South Carolina Association of Christian Schools Convention

I attended the SCACS  http://christianeducation.org/ Convention last week. I met some wonderful people. I was able to teach two classes, “Helping Children Become Better Writers,” and “Do You Want To Be A Published Author?” Both classes were fun and the students were full of questions and suggestions for the other teachers.

I have a whole new group of friends to interact with and help the children become better writers. I’m always looking for new ideas to share on getting children excited about writing their stories.

Many of the teachers will be working with me through email to help them learn more about where to look for help in their writing as well. It was exciting to hear what they have already started to write. I pray that they will find the connections to gain agents and publishers.

Teaching something you have experience in is fun, a chance to meet new people, and an opportunity for you to learn more in your field. As you do research to prepare for your class quite often you come across something new, this helps you and the class when you share.

I have taught at the Florida League of Christian Schools https://www.lcs.education for four years and this was a wonderful opportunity for me at the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools Convention. I would love to go to other states and share these classes and hopefully more in the future. Do you have a conference where I can meet you?