Earlier Jill highlighted the resource, A Father's Guide to Blessing His Children. Here is a short video of Gary Steward (David & Sally's son-in-law) blessing his two daughters before bedtime:
You can win a free copy of the booklet that inspired these blessings by entering today's contest!
In her seminar, “Involving Parents in the Classroom,” Connie Oman (Coordinator for Training and Classroom Support at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis) offered some very practical ideas for encouraging parents to become more acquainted and involved in their child's classroom experience.
The following are some very wise words from an article by Dr. Timothy Jones.
Today is Memorial Day in the USA. For many, it is simply a day off, the start of the summer vacation season, or a day to start on the long-awaited garden. But for me, this "holiday" took on a whole new meaning three years ago. Memorial Day 2010 was a time to say goodbye to our son before he left for Afghanistan where he would be serving with the Army for a year.
One of the books that we HIGHLY recommend at Children Desiring God is the very practical (and short—only 160 pages) Teach Them Diligently: How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training by Lou Priolo
Here is Pastor John MacArthur's endorsement on the back cover of the
Summer is almost upon us, and for many children and students that means more time to spend with friends. As any adult knows and has experienced, these friendships offer great potential as well as great dangers for our children and youth. Therefore, it is important for us to make sure that our children have a biblical view of friendship...
13:20—Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
17:17a—A friend loves at
As many of you know, Children Desiring God is located in Minneapolis Minnesota. This month, Minnesota will become the 12th state in the nation to officially recognize same-sex "marriage." In one of his final sermons at Bethlehem Baptist Church, John Piper made the following observation,
...as I hand off my leadership role at Bethlehem to Jason Meyer, the world he and you will face is very different than when I came almost 33 years ago. It would have been unthinkable to suggest that anyone would seriously propose defining marriage as between two men or two women; and it would have been even more unthinkable that in a mere thirty years America would have lost its soul so profoundly that most American’s would approve of a definition of marriage that no society in the history of the world has ever embraced. (“Life Together at the End of the Age,” February
At Children Desiring God, we like to talk about "vision-driven" ministry for children, youth, and families. A vision-driven ministry keeps the end goal in sight, and then carefully and thoughtfully steers a course toward that end goal. Have you ever considered that one of the end goals should be that our children and students grow up to become healthy church members? What might that look like?
In his very helpful and practical book, What Is a Healthy Church Member?
Back on March 12, I shared a special moment from our 1st grade Sunday school class. Here it is with video added. Enjoy!