The Blessings of Change
We hope this issue
encourages children to
begin a lifelong habit
of focusing on the
blessings of change.
Though Pockets is primarily a resource for children’s personal use, the magazine can be used in groups as supplemental Sunday-school material or with weeknight groups or Pockets clubs. Here are suggestions for using the September issue, on the theme of the blessings of change, in weekly segments.
Read: The Dog I Didn’t Want (pages 2-4)
Discuss: What’s a hard change that you’ve had to go through? What helped you get through it?
Pray: For kids dealing with chronic medical conditions
Do: Look up and discuss scriptures that can help us when we’re going through hard changes.
08/29/2014 at 12:21 pm
Change is unsettling. Moving means getting used to a new home and leaving friends and neighbors behind. Going to a new school requires learning new rules and new surroundings and finding new friends. A new person coming into a family shifts our roles and responsibilities. Even when we think we’re prepared for it, change is hard. But over time, we often discover blessings from change. The new house has advantages the old one didn’t. The new school has great activities, and we find a wonderful friend. The new person in the family adds something we didn’t know we were missing. We want this issue to help children draw on the experience of past changes to face new ones. We hope to encourage them to begin a lifelong habit of focusing on the blessings of change.
08/29/2014 at 12:19 pm
7 Signs It’s Not Funny…
Everyone likes to laugh, but not all laughter is the same. Sometimes we’re surrounded by so much mean-spirited “humor” that we don’t stop to think about the ways we joke around. Here are some signs that the “hilarious” thing you wanted to say is not so funny after all.
07/01/2014 at 01:45 am
Let someone read these words from Matthew 5:14, 16:
You are the light of the world. … Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Leader: Jesus said that when we follow his teachings we are the light of the world. more
05/31/2014 at 01:31 pm
The Cayman Islands are located in the Caribbean Sea. This British territory is made up of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. The capital city, George Town, was named after King George III of England. more
05/01/2014 at 02:15 am