Serving the Lord in Your Youth is the general theme of BRIGHT LIGHTS: Being Radiant in Godliness, Testimony and Godliness.
What started out as a young girls Bible Study lead by a teen girl is now an incredible bi-monthly gathering of young women to learn about the Lord, relationships with their friends, families and churches around the globe. In these meetings they learn practical skills, enjoy skits, and hear the word shared in ways that have immediate applications. Bright Lights has been an encouraging, vital part of my four daughter’s growing up, for which I am truly thankful. The fruit has been amazing. I would encourage you to see if there is a local meeting or up-coming conference near you, or consider starting one yourself! For more information, begin here!
Whether you are a run of the mill bibliovore, or a home educator, there are few things more distressing than wondering if you really have that book or not and wondering where it is if you do have it! Personally, I am quite thankful for the free services of http://www.librarything.com, there are other ways to organize books.
While this blog post was written for Tapestry of Grace home educators, there are many thoughts in here that will help, encourage and inspire you as well.
Now, if only those loaned items had homing devices!
“Though Eric and I were following through with consistent discipline and regularly pointing our kids toward God’s pattern, nothing seemed to be reaching their hearts. We began to fervently pray for a breakthrough. We didn’t know exactly what our kids needed in order to snap out of their spiral into wrong behavior patterns, but we knew that it needed to be something significant and Heaven-born.” raising joyful kids” part 2 Leslie Ludy
Here is a good place to start when you are considering what options to choose for your family.
Praying Scripture is always a good idea! We can be pretty confident that we are asking in line with the Father’s heart when we do so! That is why this blog post about praying for our children, and ourselves from Scripture was such a good reminder and so encouraging.
I have so appreciated Doorpost materials over the year, And when I have been diligent to prayerfully use them, I have often seen very good fruit.
A new such resource has appeared, a neat poster on love (1 Cor 13) that helps explain these characteristics to the kids as well as ask questions to help them examine their own hearts. Interesting enough, it’s a passage that I have urged on my children more than once lately!
And remember those in-depth Studies I mentioned earlier? There is one on 1 Corinthians 13. You ca go through their blog day by day or order it in book form. They are $8 for a physical book and $6 for a download.
May the Lord enable you as you live for him and seek to raise your children for Him.
Ok, generally I just avoid these conversations because….they are disheartening. I usually find that I’m already doing what they suggest or their ideas are very time consuming. I’ve asked the author how long it takes her to prep/shop a week, and I’m sure she will get back to me. In the meantime, enjoy and see if this helps you!
While home educators may have been the target audience ofSherry’s post, it is definitely usable even if you don’t have a family!
Another one I love is the 15 minute a day in-depth study put out by Terry at Doorposts. How can that be, you ask? Well, you study one chapter thoroughly for a month! Enjoy