Category «Shaping Hearts»

Ten Days of Easter: Day Four

  My eldest daughter is very aware that eggs and bunnies are part of Easter, so we’ve allowed her to believe that the Easter Bunny exists. After watching Rise of the Guardians, he is entrenched in her imagination along with Tinker Bell, the Disney Princesses and Mickey and company. I don’t think the eventual discovery …

Ten Days of Easter: Day Three

  “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer, but you have turned it into a den of thieves.’” – Luke 19:46 I began with the story of Jesus clearing the temple, again from The Children’s Bible Storybook. Before we started the activity, I asked my eldest daughter why we go to …

Ten Days of Easter: Day Two

  It is Palm Sunday today: the beginning of Holy Week. This morning, I read my daughters the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Luke 19:28-40). I used the story from The Children’s Bible Storybook. We needed a quickie craft which we would be able to do before we had to leave for church. …

Ten Days of Easter: Day One

Over the next ten days I will be posting the Easter activities that I am doing with my daughters this year. Chocolate eggs and chicks and bunnies have been on shop shelves and in television adverts for weeks already, but I want my daughters to understand even now (at 18 months and three years old) …

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

  Fruit of the Spirit – Week Four: Patience Main memory verse: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22 Week four memory verse: “God is the one who makes us patient and cheerful.” – Romans 15:5 Monday: Discussion: What is patience? Can …

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

Fruit of the Spirit – Week Three: Peace Main memory verse: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22 Week three memory verse: “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” – Matthew 5:9 Monday: Discussion: Do you …

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

Fruit of the Spirit – Week Two: Joy Main memory verse: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22 Week two memory verse: “I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Saviour.” – Habakkuk 3:18 Monday: Discussion: What …

Fruit of the Spirit: Love

Main memory verse: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22 Week one memory verse: “Let us love one another, for love comes from God.” – 1 John 4:7 Monday: Discussion: Who loves you? How do you know they love you? Activity: Trace …