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children are the church

Children are not the church of tomorrow, they are the church of today.- Rosilind Jukic

Before they celebrate double-digits they have already formed a world-view that will shape their attitudes, habits, and moral values; and as parents we play the most important role in what that world-view looks like.

It is so easy to allow our lives, our busy-ness, our deadlines, and even our children’s various activities to determine what our daily and weekly schedules look like.  So often what is most important is demoted on our list of priorities.

It is difficult to put into words how deeply passionate I am about children and training up a generation of men and women who will change the world for Jesus Christ.

This is why I am so excited to be able to share with you what the Children’s Resources team has put together for YOU, so that you may share with your children what you are learning in the Good Morning Girls Living and Leading Like Jesus study.

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First of all, we have put together a manual that gives you practical tips on how to have a Bible time with your children.  We have divided this up into two areas: Bible time for small children and Bible time for pre-teens and teenagers.

For smaller children, we have included SOAP charts where you can write down or illustrate your children’s comments or reactions to the SOAP study. We have also included daily activities for them to do.  Some of these activities are art projects, others are family activities, assisting in community/church projects, and games.  All of these activities are geared to reinforce the daily Bible passages.

Moms with toddlers are able to do them as well.  For the more difficult activities we have provided an alternate activity for toddlers.

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Once again we have paired up with the author of The Dig.  This study will use the remainder of The Dig Volume 1 and part of Volume 2. There is a separate manual that shows you how to use The Dig and provides reading charts for your children.

Additionally, we have provided colorful memory verse cards for each week in the following translations: KJV, NIV and NLT.  They are sized for you to attach them to index cards (Hint: there is a special activity in the first manual for this). To help with memorization, we have provided a number of tips and activities that aid in memorizing the weekly verses.

These manuals are packed full of helpful advice, fun projects, and colorful graphics. But best of all, they are FREE! I can guarantee that you will find them useful, not only for this study; you will certainly refer back to them over and over again.

I pray that this material will be a blessing to you and your children. Every child is born into this world with a destiny already written down by the mighty hand of a loving and creative God. We are blessed with the awesome task as parents to guide them, teach them, and train them to follow that destiny; to seek God and desire all that He has dreamed and planned for them and to fix their gaze on the prize – the high calling of Jesus Christ!

- Rosilind Jukic

Note: If you are a GMG subscriber, both of these resources are listed at the bottom of your email. Look for: {ENGLISH} Living & Leading Like Jesus-for Kids, {ENGLISH} How to use The Dig for Kids with your GMG Study Guide.

 

Not a GMG subscriber? Subscribe today and you will receive these documents tomorrow morning in your inbox along with our Living & Leading Like Jesus study guide, reading plan  and all our translations!

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I would like to send out a special thanks to the GMG Children’s Resources Team for making these wonderful resources for our children!

GMG Children’s Resources Team

Rosilind Jukic
Edurne Mencia
Linda Wells-Harr
Bethany Grove
Catina Klinzmann Pendleton
Nikki Rosenzweig Hinkle
Erica from Confessions of a Homeschooler

- Angela

A video to encourage you & a giveaway to enter!

 

Please take a few minutes to watch this powerful video from my dear friend, Sally Clarkson…..she made it with you in mind!

(Can’t see the video? Click here.)

I’m sharing this powerful video with you today because I believe those of us who are in the trenches of raising children need encouragement. We need women to speak words of life into us.

We need to hear we are wonderful mothers….even on the days when we know we’ve made mistakes. We need to hear that what we do inside are homes matters …..especially to God. He sees our long hours. He sees how we kiss booboos, generously give hugs and work on kindness, manners and self-discipline with our children.

He sees our hard work……and He smiles upon us.

Being a mom is not easy, it’s hard work, but every now and then I’ll walk into a room and see a card, a drawing, or something like this…..

And God gently reminds me that what I am doing inside my home matters.

What you, my sweet friend, do inside your home matters too!

You are amazing! God has blessed you with gifts, talents and a purpose that only you can fulfill! Remember that today!

God is with you, God is for you…..:)

 

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With that in mind, I’d like to announce a special giveaway today!

My sweet friend, Ruth from The Better Mom and The Dig For Kids, has given me 2 pdf copies and 2 paperback copies of The Dig for Kids to give to my GMG readers!

To enter to win 1 of 4 copies I’m giving away – leave a comment in the comment section. 

For bonus entries share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and then leave an extra comment letting me know where you shared it! 

This giveaway ends Thursday, January 10th at 11pm!

 

 

 

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Information about The Dig for Kids

The Dig,is a fun and easy way for YOU to get into the book of Luke 1-8 with your kids this session!!!

The Dig is offering a SPECIAL price to all the women participating in our Good Morning Girls winter Bible study!!!! Now you and your children can learn about the same chapters of the Bible together!

A typical Dig lesson consists of the following four components:

1.  The Map: The Map tells you and your child where you’ll be going in each lesson.  It is a short summary of the study ahead.

2.  The Dig: The Dig is the main passage you will be studying.  Following each passage will be several questions designed to help conversation and understanding.  They are meant to be a guide.  You can use them or tweak them to help you talk with your children.

3.  The Treasure: The Treasure is the big idea of each lesson.  In a short statement, it is what you want your child to remember from the passage you studied.

4. The Display: When an archaeologist finds a treasure, they will clean it up and put it on display for everyone to see.  This is the basic idea of the Display.  It is the application of the Treasure you have found!

You can purchase The Dig for a special price offered by Good Morning Girls and The Dig for Kids!!

Available on KindleNook, or as a PDF for only $2.99 (regularly $4.99)!!!

and now for the FIRST time available as a paperback for only $7.99 (regularly $12.99)

 

 So join us this winter as we dig into Luke chapters 1-8 with our friends and our children!!!

 

 

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For those interested in joining our {Free} online Bible study here are a few links you might find helpful!

1. Click here to enroll

2. Click here to subscribe

3. Click here and here to find out more information about Good Morning Girls.

 

Love God Greatly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus Birthday Party

 

For the past few Christmases, my Good Morning Girls group and I have gotten our kids together to have a “Happy Birthday Jesus” party. In the past I would decorate my house preparing for the upcoming celebration with red and green candy jars, streamers and a “Happy Birthday Jesus” sign strung across the fireplace. I would have Christmas treats for the moms and kids, a craft to do pertaining to Jesus’s birth, Christmas music playing and a special story read to the kids explaining why we celebrate Christmas. Previous years I had our kids each bring a gently used toy or a new toy with them to the party to donate to a local charity. This year since our kids are starting to get a little older, my friend and I decided to do it a little differently. Instead of having our kids bring a toy to the party, we wanted to use this opportunity to teach our kids the importance of meeting the needs of others.

We decided to combine the “Happy Birthday Jesus” party activity that I talk about on page 40 in the Advent ebook with the GMG Christmas Challenge……teaching our children that THEY can make a difference in our world by meeting the needs of others.

Heroes are not determined by their age or their size but by what they allow God to do through them.

We want our children to learn early in life that God can use them powerfully for His Kingdom……NOW.

This year my sweet friend, Kristi, hosted the party and did a FABULOUS job! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH Kristi!!! She invited a mutual friend’s son to come to our party and tell our children about The Last Well. We each had talked with our kids about The Last Well but we thought it would be more powerful hearing about it from someone their own age.

Today, I’ve decided to bring our party to YOU. Please note the video footage is well……the best I could do. You’ll hear my sweet little Brinnley occasionally in the background as she crawled around me, pulling on my leg and enjoying the festivities of the backyard….. hey, I’m a mom just like you!

A mom who is trying my best to encourage my girls to see the needs of others outside our little community.

A mom who safely wants to broaden their view of the world and help them learn how to be Jesus’s hands and feet to those who are hurting whether they are near or far.

A mom who is trying to teach her kids the importance of what it means to “be a neighbor.”

A mom who wants her children to learn to look at others with love…..just like Jesus.

I want my children to love others well. I believe that starts when we teach them to see the needs of others.

I love this quote by Katie Davis from the book Kisses from Katie (if you’ve never read the book I highly recommend it!)

“…I have one purpose, in Uganda and in life, and that is to love.
I could ask for no greater assignment.”- Katie Davis

 

Welcome to our Jesus Birthday Party

{Click here if you can’t see the video}

After a little time of playing together, we gathered our kids and had the wonderful opportunity to listen to Hayes, who’s heart and passion for The Last Well is so inspiring.

After Hayes’s informational and passionate speech we had a sweet devotional reading out of the Jesus Storybook (which I LOVE!!)

Then it was everyone’s favorite time……singing Happy Birthday to Jesus and eating some cake!

 

I’d like to take this time to thank my sweet friend Kristi for hosting the party and taking these beautiful pictures!!! You are a blessing to me! I’d also like to thank Hayes and his parents for allowing him to speak to our kids about The Last Well! We LOVED hearing you speak, Hayes……you did a WONDERFUL job! :)

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Click here to learn more about our Christmas Challenge with The Last Well.

How much does one well cost?

  • ONE dollar gives ONE Liberian clean water for ONE year.  How many people can you help?
  • Purchase a water well for a community in Liberia for $3000.  The average well serves 1000 people!
  • Purchase a bio-sand water filter for one family in rural Liberia for $102.  You can give an entire family clean water!

How Can You Get Involved?

  • Add The Last Well to your Christmas list.
  • Talk with your family about The Last Well and give a family gift.
  • Give up a Christmas gift(s) and instead donate the money to The Last Well.
  • Invite your children to give up a Christmas gift(s) and donate the money to The Last Well.
  • Have a “Happy Birthday Jesus” party with your friends and their kids. (I talk about this idea in our Advent eBook on page 40) Instead of having children bring gifts to donate, have them donate the money online and learn more about the need for clean water in Liberia, building awareness of how other children live around the world.
  • Tell friends about THE LAST Well by sharing this graphic on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, informing more people of this wonderful organization and the great need of physical water and the “Living Water” in Liberia!
  • PRAY! Pray God will use us mightily in this nation for HIS GLORY!

Please join us as we strive to make a difference in our generation for Christ by serving one of the poorest countries in the world. Imagine what 17,000 Good Morning Girls could do by giving just $10 each. We could provide clean water and the Gospel to thousands of Liberians, saving lives now and changing eternal destinies as well.

Please join us this Christmas and help change a nation in the name of Jesus, one water well at a time!

 

Click here to donate.

 

 

Love God Greatly!

-Angela

 

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Women around the world are IN THE WORD!

Every Wednesday we will have a link-up. If you are a blogger we invite you to link-up any blog posts that you have written about your quiet time that week. We ask that you put our button in the post or on your sidebar so we can find each other. We do not have code for this link up button. Just right click and save as. Then link it to http://www.goodmorninggirls.org

 

 

 

 



Women In The Word Wednesdays- Serving As A Family

Mark 10:43-45

“…Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Allow for me to brag just for a second…….:) I LOVE my church! I’m very fortunate to go to a church that is active in equipping their members with resources which aid us in instilling God’s Word and values into our families. Today I’ve included one of many resources that have been created through a ministry at my church called HomePointe. Today I’ve provided a downloadable document on serving with your family as well as a link to where you can find some of HomePointe’s other resources created with your family in mind.

On Friday I’ll share two books you can use with your families to help you come up with ideas and ways to help develop the Gift of Serving.

Download:

Serving Together: To Build A Stronger Family

Website Link:

homepointe.org

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Women around the world are IN THE WORD! So let’s get our Wednesday link-up started!

Every Wednesday we will have a link-up. If you are a blogger we invite you to link-up any blog posts that you have written about your quiet time that week. We ask that you put our button in the post or on your sidebar so we can find each other.

(We do not have code for this link up button. Just right click and save as. Then link it to http://www.goodmorninggirls.org

Sorry for the inconvenience.)

Love God Greatly!

Angela

YOU Are Needed!

Let’s join forces and make a pact that as moms, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and future moms, we are going to be there for the next generation. Let’s actively live out what God is teaching us from His Word. Let’s make our life INTENTIONAL for Christ and commit to passing our faith on to the next generation! Mission impossible??? I think not!

With God ALL things are possible! (Phil 4:13)

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This weekend Courtney and I will be attending the Relevant Conference so stay tuned for pictures and updates!!!!

If you are attending the conference this weekend also, please make sure and say “Hello!!” We would LOVE to meet you in person!!!

Until next time……

Love God Greatly!

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