I've heard from several readers recently who have moved, or are in the process of moving, church. I'll be honest, "How do I find a new church when I move?" is a tough question for us all - but particularly, for the purposes of this blog, when we have children to add into the mix. You may be … [Read more...] about How do I Find a New Church when I Move?
Discipleship for kids
When it comes to nurturing faith in our kids, the road can be rocky. Here are my favourite resources, alongside thoughts and ideas from our family's experience.
If you're wondering what to give for a baptism gift for adults, you've come to the right place. After all, it's not everyday that an adult friend gets baptised, is it? If you've been invited to share in this celebration, that's a big honour! Perhaps you're even a godparent - in which case be sure … [Read more...] about What to give for a baptism gift for adults
If you've been invited to a non-baby baptism, there's great cause for celebration - but you may also be wondering what is a good baptism gift for a teenager or older child. After all, even birthdays and Christmas can present a challenge, with the recipient's tendency towards high-ticket gadgets and … [Read more...] about What is a Good Baptism Gift for a Teenager or Older Child?
So you have a baptism coming up and you're like When was the last time I went to one of these? How long ago was that? Was it possibly even my own? Baby baptisms or christenings are not usually frequent occasions for even the holiest among us, so you may feel a little out of practice when it comes … [Read more...] about What do you Give a Child for Baptism?
I'm not unaware that the Christian Easter story is a difficult one for children. Even aside from a gory crucifixion (arguably the worst form of punishment the human race has ever known), you have betrayal, denial, skies going black, Jesus in agony - oh yeah, and don't forget the disciple who … [Read more...] about 30+ Best Christian Easter Books for Children
When my eldest was very small, my sister-in-law made us a set of resurrection eggs. For the last decade, it has been a much-enjoyed way of telling the Easter story to my children. I say "to" my children - which was true when they were very small - but as they've got older, they've wanted to tell … [Read more...] about DIY Resurrection Eggs (with free Story Book PDF!)
When it comes to celebrating the seasons with your family, Lent is a challenging one. For one, it's pretty long - 40 days plus Sundays - which is a heck of a long time, especially for very young children. And, for another, it's not exactly a fun-filled fiesta is it? I mean, it's not meant to … [Read more...] about 12 Fabulously Varied Lent Devotions for Families
I don't know about you, but I struggle to retain *any* sort of spiritual focus during Advent. It's not that I don't want to. It's just that the obligations of present shopping and wrapping, tree buying and decorating, family-dynamics negotiating, Secret Santa organising and school activities … [Read more...] about 20+ Best Books to Read During Advent
If you're looking to teach your child a memory verse, but are wondering where to start - start here! This is a list of 100 short memory verses for kids, grouped into categories according to what your child might need at a particular time. I hope it's helpful! And, because SINGING is such a … [Read more...] about 100 Short Memory Verses for Kids