Marshmallow Madness: New Year Happy?

Marshmallow Madness: New Year Happy?

“Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run” -Proverbs 21:5a Our family makes Resolution’s on New Years Eve. We write them out and keep them secret from each other for the year. Then, the next New Year’s Eve we open the envelopes and share how close we came to reaching each particular goal. The […]

Honesty

Is it ever ok to lie? The Bible warns against evil lies, but what about “friendly white lies”? Is there even such a thing? “Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.”    Psalms 34:13      One way to help children understand the concept of honesty is to define it: “You must tell […]

Teaching Character

“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he grows old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 “Train.”  It’s an interesting word… because it can be interpreted so many ways.  To some it can mean discipline.  To others it can mean to educate, but I believe it is meant […]

Enriching Activities

Better than bread- its Wonderbread! That’s what comes to mind when I ponder the word enrichment. In a nutshell, it means to make something better. To add pleasure. To enrich a job is to make it more satisfying for its employees. To enrich one’s life is to make it more enjoyable. Notice it isn’t about […]

respect

Respect is a tough character trait to teach. Not only is it difficult to define, it kind of goes against the selfishness that is in all of us. Although we can’t deny that kids go through phases of genuinely desiring only to please their parents, they soon figure out how to lie, steal, and hit, […]