Category «Shaping Hearts»

Ten Days of Easter – Day Three

Today we made these praying hands that I saw over on Your Modern Family. I cut out blocks of coloured cardboard and punched a hole in each. I asked the girls to think of people they wanted to pray for. Angie chose which colours represented certain people. She’s only just started identifying letters properly, so …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Two

Instead of doing a craft with the girls for Palm Sunday this year, I decided to do some dramatic play with them. I borrowed Angie’s plush lion, Hans, and covered his head with a white shawl. Then I put him on their rocking horse, Kwanzaa, and told the girls to sit while we read a …

Ten Days of Easter – Day One

We had so much fun doing Ten Days of Easter last year, that I knew it would become a family tradition. The idea of a ten-day Easter countdown came from my desire to teach the girls that Easter is about Jesus, not about chocolate. In the days leading up to and following Easter, I want …

Beloved – Loving Discipline

“For the Lord receives the one he loves, and chastises every son he receives.” – Hebrews 12:6 In the final part of this study, I looked at love as discipline. If you have children, you will know that a large part of your day can feel like constant discipline – particularly if your children are …

Beloved – God's Great Love

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” – Romans 5:8 So far we have covered God’s love for us, our love for Him, and His command for us to love each other. Today we look at just how great God’s love is …

Beloved – Love Each Other

“This is my command: love each other.” – John 15:17 We’ve spoken about God’s great love for us, and how we are called to love Him with all our heart, soul and mind. Today we look at His command for us to love each other. “How do you know Mommy and Daddy love you?” I …

Beloved – Love the Lord

“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind.” – Matthew 22:37 Yesterday we spoke about how big God’s love for us is. Today we see how we are supposed to love him. “Do you remember how much God loves you?” I asked. “A lot!” shouted …

Beloved – Beyond the Clouds

Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. – Psalm 36:5 “How high can you stretch?” I asked the girls. “Can you reach heaven?” We all stretched as high as we could, but didn’t come close to touching the clouds. I asked them how wide they …

Is Unschooling For Us?

One of the first terms I encountered when I seriously started researching homeschooling was “unschooling”. I admit that my initial thoughts were along the lines of that sounds dodgy. But because I’ve resolved to be as informed as possible when it comes to making decisions about the girls’ education, I dug a little deeper. At …