Story Cards

Time together, working it out . . . .

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in A Language, A Plan, God Cards, Me Cards, Story Cards | 0 comments

Time together, working it out . . . .

We had some church around our kitchen table that was rich! Three Questions, one piece of paper, a marker and a Bible! That was it and off we ran. I posed the first question for us all to write down our response on our paper. Question #1 – What is a challenge to you right now? What is causing you some pause or stress? We all wrote down our thoughts on our piece of paper. No conversation as of yet. I threw out the next question for reflection. Question #2 – What is the enemy trying to get you to believe about that problem/struggle/issue? What are the agreements he is trying to get you to make? Then, I threw out the last question but still now conversation as...

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A Prayer for our Families in 2014!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in A Story, Blog, Story Cards | 0 comments

Started our year in “love,” because our family desperately needed some! Why is it that Christmas break breeds some sibling shenanigans? We all started in Matthew 22:37-40 which then led us to the Shema found in Deuteronomy 6! Praying this for all of our homes this morning! “God, our God! God the one and only! Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you, love him with all you’ve got! Write these commandments that I’ve given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children.” from The...

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“Tucking the Girls Into Bed”

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in A Language, A Plan, Blog, God Cards, Me Cards, Story Cards | 0 comments

I was tucking the girls into bed last night, and somehow we got on a discussion about baptism. I think they had mentioned at church that they were going to have a baptism soon. Perhaps that is why it was on Maya’s mind. She has been contemplating it for some time now. And so the conversation goes like this. Maya: “Mom, I really need to think about this baptism thing.” Me: “Sure honey, whenever you and Father make that decision that it is time to tell the world, you go for it.” Maya: “Yea. I know.” Me: “Good night, girlies. Love you soooo much!” Maya: “Mom, you know that is why I like the God cards. Well the Me...

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Maya and Father’s Great Conversation! (Story card #4 and study)

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in A Language, A Plan, A Tool, Blog, Story Cards | 1 comment

Maya and Father’s Great Conversation! (Story card #4 and study)

We want our children to know that Father God speaks. In all kinds of ways, he is looking for conversation and relationship. He created everything, so why wouldn’t he use all aspects of his creation to draw us to his love and attention? In this moment, he used the Bible to remind Maya that he is watching over her all the time. In this moment, Maya will never forget she has a Father in heaven speaking to her! The picture above tells the story best, but let me give you a few words too. We were studying Psalm 103. As I write, I have no memory as to why. I do love that chapter, and for some reason, we were letting it rest over us. Anyways, after we read the chapter,...

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“Raising Compelled Children not Compliant Children!”

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in A Language, A Plan, Blog, Story Cards | 0 comments

The Story cards along with the God and Me cards are first our own experience of redemption and rescue. Father God loved us, saved us, spoke to us and won. He thinks about us, looks for us, tells us in terms that we get it, puts his arms around us, kisses us on the forehead, calls us by a new name and includes us in his family. This is the truth of the Bible! If you sift through all of those big words of systematic theology and if you read for yourself the words in the Bible, this is the story you get. And that language, the language of a story, motivates me. It draws me, and I want to respond. Much of the spiritual formation or Christian curriculum out there fills your...

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“The Story behind the Story cards”

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in A Language, A Plan, Blog, Story Cards | 0 comments

If you have taken a look at the Story cards, you might think I am a bit wordy. And while this is a true statement if you know me, I think it is necessary for the situation. What is the situation you might ask? Here it is: I am a parent, and I believe the Bible. And I want to teach my children the story of the Bible in a structure that gives the breadth of this truth in words that they understand and also motivates them to want to know more. But I also need it simple, because I am crazy and tired and just trying my best to make sure everyone has on clean clothes and has been fed today. We are still working it out, but we are having some amazing conversations at the...

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