January/February 2015

Being Yourself

We want this issue to help children experience a sense of belovedness and uniqueness.

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January 2015

Conversation Starters


* What’s one new thing you’d like to learn this year?

* What’s one thing you’d like to do differently this year?

* How can we help each other achieve our goals for this new year?

* Is there a family project you’d like for us to take on this year? What would we have to do to make that possible?

12/30/2014 at 02:00 am


Make a Family Scrapbook

It’s a new year, and we’re focusing on each person’s uniqueness as a beloved child of God. So, while we’re at it, why not celebrate the uniqueness of your family by creating a family scrapbook for the year? Most kids love creative endeavors, so encourage your children’s artistic talents to make a scrapbook that’s as unique as your family is!


12/30/2014 at 01:30 am

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The List-January/February 2015

5 Fun Ways To Enjoy Winter Days


Sure, snow days can be fun. But what about other winter days? Or what if you live where there’s not much snow? Try these ideas to help you enjoy those winter days.


12/30/2014 at 01:15 am


Living Thankfully

by Lisa Swanson

Here are some fun ways for your family to live with thankful hearts this month! more

10/31/2014 at 11:36 am

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Teaching Children To Value the Gifts of All

When you get right down to it, all kids are similar. They giggle, fuss, stomp around, yell, joke, and get shy. Our lives are enriched by all the different ways they express themselves. Yet many times, when we encounter someone with a disability, we have difficulty understanding what he or she is telling us.

If we remember that at our most basic levels we all share similarities, we can use our own experiences to understand other people better and to help our children do the same. more

10/01/2014 at 02:15 pm

Where in God’s World is Madagascar?

Fascinating Facts about Madagascar

flag of madagascar


Madagascar is a large island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of southeastern Africa. Scientists believe it broke off from the African continent and drifted to its present location millions of years ago. The island, which is the fourth largest in the world, is home to about 21 million people.


09/30/2014 at 02:15 pm

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God’s Precious Children

Leader: God says, “Before I formed you, I knew you. Before you were ever born, I made you holy.”*

All: God says, “You are precious in my sight, and I love you.”

Leader: God says, “You have my name. I created you for my glory.”**

All: We are God’s people, created by God and loved by God. more

09/30/2014 at 02:14 pm

Where in God’s World?

Fascinating facts about Ukraine


Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe and borders Russia. The Russian language is widely spoken. In 1991, the country became independent from the Soviet Union.

The Ukrainian flag is made up of two equal horizontal colors, blue and yellow, which symbolize the clear blue sky over a yellow wheat field. more

08/29/2014 at 12:21 pm

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The List

8 Changes and How to Embrace Them


  1. New neighbor? Help bake a batch of cookies or a one-pot meal to bring to a new neighbor. Include a hand-written note welcoming them to your neighborhood.


08/29/2014 at 12:20 pm

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For Times of Change

Read Psalm 136:1-9


One: We live in a world of great change.

All: Jobs change; schools change. more

08/29/2014 at 12:18 pm

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