Summer days stretch ahead. Initial exuberance over “no school” often gives way to the ageless “Mom, I’m bored” complaint. Sure, structured activities like swim lessons, softball games and such keep kids busy. But it’s important also to encourage individual imaginative play, family activities and time outdoors in God’s beautiful creation.
The legacy of faith my father left was among his greatest gifts to me. He taught me the importance of rising on Sunday morning to attend worship services followed by Sunday School. He taught me the importance of bowing my head and folding my hands before digging my fork into a meal of meat, potatoes, gravy and whatever side vegetable Mom pulled from the garden or freezer or dirt-floored cellar. He taught me the importance also of thanking God for all we had, which by today’s standards, wasn’t much.
Next time you are teaching Sunday School, consider different methods of teaching for different ways of learning.
Rachael Groll writes about an unexpected opportunity to share the gospel and show love to someone halfway around the world.
Graduation day and the months thereafter offer the ideal opportunity to support graduates whether they are entering the workforce, going into the military, heading off to college or otherwise.
No matter your stage in life, whether young mom or aging mom, young dad or aging dad, or not even a parent, May marks the time to celebrate motherhood.
Sometimes visiting a new church feels like an act of bravery. Who do I talk to? Where do I sit? Where do the kids go and can someone please direct me to the bathroom? Sometimes all those questions can lead to a visitor never even getting out of their car. (I know, I've done it!)