Some of the most important things we can learn are not to be found in textbooks.
It's important to teach from a heart that loves and embraces the truths being taught. Like so many spiritual things, the fear of the Lord is better “caught” than “taught.” Children very often pick up our attitudes—those we respect, they tend to respect. Our attitude toward God is also sensed by them—not so much by our words, but by our actions, and our heart affections; it is very easy for them to sense what we feel, to honor what we honor, and to disregard what we disregard.... More
We need to train our children from a young age to appreciate and participate in the worship service. To do this, they need to be in the worship service. Church services give us the opportunity to come into the presence of God with other people of God, both young and old. As children observe and join believers in worship, they learn to focus on God and see His greatness (learn more at Children in the Church Service).
As we come to the end of 2019, we are grateful for our long-term readers of this blog as well as those of you who started reading in the past year.
We thought you might appreciate a review of the 5 most read posts from this past year. We hope these are an encouragement for you as you prepare for the year ahead.
As the year comes to a close, it is fitting to praise God for His help and grace, to give thanks for His provision, and to look to Him to guide 2020. We marvel as we look back on 2019 to see all that God accomplished!
We rejoice today because Jesus visited us!Heaven’s door has been opened.A child has been born.A son has been given.The eternal King of Israel is here!... More
We praise God for the significant ways He expanded our efforts toward meeting the global need over the past year, through bringing to Truth78 an international director of resource development, through a special training opportunity in Mexico, through the labors of strategic translation partners, and through a new outlet for translated resources. Looking toward 2020, we’re excited about the opportunities God is graciously giving us.... More
Genevieve de Deugd, mother of eight, was looking for a way to teach her children about the names of God when she found God’s Names. What struck her as she read it aloud to her children, ages 0-10, was how providential their reading was for their circumstances. “We seem to always be reading the exact chapter we need for whatever issue we are facing at the time,” she said. “This has happened over and over and over again!”
In the midst of running errands, I received a text from my mom. My cousin had a serious infection. He was fading fast. When we arrived at the hospital, he was confused and anxious. As I held his hand and wondered if this was goodbye, I spoke the first verse that came to mind.... More
Do you ever find yourself wondering how best to fit family devotions into a full schedule of school, sports, music, and church commitments? Bruce Ware offers a practical suggestion. He says it’s helpful to think through ways that we can recall the past words of God, the past works of God, and the everlasting character of God together as a family throughout everyday life.