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Jesus Calling for Kids

I was blessed several years ago when a friend gave me a copy of Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling devotional.  It spoke to my heart right when I needed it to in that time of my life.  Each day always seemed to be just perfect for what I was going through.

So I was equally blessed when I discovered the Jesus Calling for Kids book.  In the same devotioal style, there are 365 days of devotions, but geared in a more childlike manner.

I am instilling Bible habits in our home. The kids know that they are to read the Bible first thing in the morning, and last thing before they go to sleep. I want the Word hidden in the hearts.

When we start our school day in the morning and after lunch we always begin with Bible.  Lately we have been using Jesus Calling for Kids, along with our usual Bible time.

What a blessing it has been. The topics and the verses are always so perfect.  Just lately my daughter was struggling with fears at bedimtime.  Wouldn’t you know that each day during that period the devotion was about fear? Perfect.

If you are looking for something to add to your Bible time (because for us, the BIBLE is always first) I recommend this gem of a devotional book.

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devotions, making brothers and sisters best friends

Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends…

Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends: How to Fight the Good Fight at Home  -              By: Grace Mally, Stephen Mally, Sarah Mally

I just started the book “Making Brothers and Sister Best Friends”  which was recommended by a friend.  We are using it for our morning devotional/Bible time.  Today was the first day, and so far I love what this book has to say!

The book is written by three kids!  I believe they are homeschooled.  It is written so all the kids can enjoy listening to it, and there are some funny cartoons and stories to go along.

Now most of the time my kids do get along.  However they sure do have their moments.  Grace and John seem to argue the most.  Grace also has been down at times about being the only girl.  The book right off the bat addresses the issue of complaining about your place in the family or wanting more brothers/sisters, etc.

So far today we read  that the family is God’s plan and satan will do everything he can to destroy a godly family.  We need to be on guard for this.  We also learned family is a blessing to us and God’s gift to us.  We are a team and should not be working against each other.

This book looks amazing and teaches kids how they are truly made to be each other’s best friends.  The world is often filled with the notions that brothers and sister are supposed to argue and not get along.  We should not succumb to that substandard.  God created families to do good things for Him and His purposes.  I am excited to see how this book can change the kids views of each other and how it can benefit our family.

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