Saturday, May 23, 2015

Passing on a Heritage of Faith is Essential & Can be Fun, too!

I've been writing all week about passing on a heritage of faith to our grandchildren. As I said
yesterday; "We so easily become distracted by the things in this world. We lose focus of what is truly most important and think things like earning more money, taking bigger and better vacations, owning a bigger and new home, driving new cars, etc. are important, when in truth, none of these things matter. Not really. If we end up with all these things, but fail to pass on a heritage of faith to our grandchildren will we say, "Oh well. I had a great car, house and big bank account!"? No. Nothing, please allow me to repeat, NOTHING is more important than passing on a heritage of faith to our grandchildren.

If we are serious about passing on a heritage of faith, we have to stay focused on what is really important so we do not become distracted by this world."

I absolutely believe passing on a heritage of faith is of utmost importance, so for this reason, I have been working on writing a curriculum I could use with my grandsons; Science, the Bible & Fun! Each week's resource includes a science project (my grandsons love science projects!), fun options for Minute-to-Win-it-type games, crafts, recipes, time at the park and service projects. But, while all of these things are fun, the core part, or at least the most important part, is where we will be spending a year praying through the Psalms. I want my grandsons to know and walk with Jesus and learning how to really talk with Him is essential for them to learn if they are going to know and walk with Him. In addition, each month we will learn about a different Bible person. We will spend an entire month learning about one Bible person - this will give us the opportunity to look, really look at this real person and how they chose to know and walk with God!

I'm working on the curriculum and hope to complete the first year towards the end of this summer. I will be making it available for sale - stay tuned for more details as I complete it. And, I will, of course, be having some fun giveaways with it as well!

And, just so you know, I have written curriculum for Big Idea/Veggie Tales, SuperBook, The Manner's Mentor's Curriculum, Deeper In 4 Children and Calvary Church (Grand Rapids, MI). I've also written for Group (I'm one of the contributing authors for Group's Humongous Book of Bible Skits for Children's Ministry), Children's Ministry Magazine, Your Church Magazine, PLUS, About the Children's Department and of course, grandma's cookie jar!

Passing on a heritage of faith is of primary importance for us to do - but it can be . . . and should be, fun and exciting to do as well! Stay tuned for more information on, Science, the Bible & Fun!

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