So I intended to go MUCH shorter and sweeter an simpler this week as opposed to last weeks lead balloon start with writing a creed. This week just post about a recent "teachable moment" you had with your kids concerning God's word. It can be a short (or long) narrative or a picture or two or three.
I made little wordless haggadas for the kids, with clip art of each part of the seder.
We're studying Passover this month, Sunday evening we had our Passover dinner with friends here at the house. My boys were soooooo excited about it! The older one especially kept announcing to everyone- daddy, neighbor kids playing in the street with him, pedestrians walking by our front yard...everybody, "We're having a big feast! It's our passover!" What struck me was how God knows best how His kids learn...how ANY kids learn. The seemingly dry regulations for an annual observance of Passover for the Israelites in Exodus 12 and 13 is really the Daddy of all daddies setting up a special day, with special activities to help his kids remember and ENJOY learning and remembering His plan for redemption.
The kids singing and dancing to Dayenu (by Jill Moskowitz) and Nothing but the Blood (by Jars of Clay) after our seder dinner. Sooooo sweet!
Father knows best! While I'm seeking to plant God's word in my kids' hearts and often times struggling to know how best to go about doing that, my heavenly Father has the lesson plans and field trips already written out in His word. And He knows as a parent, I'm learning how to be a parent as I go. He doesn't expect me to have all the answers. He has them all. By equipping me with His word to use in training my sons, He's given me the material and the activities that will help them ask the questions that He has the answers to, and the teacher is learning as much or more than the students as we use His curriculum.
Here's some pictures of our "spring cleaning" while we continue the Passover week study with the Unleavened bread week. We made some unleavened cornbread and flat wheat bread. The boys really like it.
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Next week at Tuesdays for Timothy Moms: A prayer for your kids.