Thursday, January 7, 2010

Training those little minds & hearts!

Our family enjoyed the Advent devotionals so much that we decided we would continue with some family devotional time. We're using this book and it's great to use at the dinner table, first thing in the morning, or at bedtime. I like this book because it speaks to all three of my children, despite the span of their ages, and each devotional takes about 5-10 minutes, depending on the depth of your conversation. Each reading ends with a fact from "our amazing world". The kids have enjoyed these as well. This book has 100 devotionals, so we don't feel pressured to do one every day. I'd say we're keeping up with a pace of about three a week.

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Emily and I are enjoying going through this book together. This book is written with 365 "sticky situations", so there's one for each day of the year. We spend some time at bedtime reading one together. The reading starts with a small story ("situation") and then gives 4-5 choices as to how to handle the situation ("what would you do?"). This has triggered some great conversations, mainly that many times, the easy way out is not always the right thing to do. Each day gives a reference to a Bible verse to back up the virtue and Emily's doing a great job finding these verses in the Bible with minimal help from me.

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So, check these books out.
I recommend both of them!

1 comment:

Kathryn Pavlovsky said...

Hey Curtis Family! Happy New Year! I just wanted to stop by and say hello and see how y'all were doing! Hope all is well!
Kat Pavlovsky