God Made My Mom Special: Printables for Mother’s Day

*Free* Printables to help your children celebrate their moms this Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! This post contains two printables that you can use to help the kids in your life celebrate their moms! There is a printable for young children as well as one for older kids, so choose your favorite, print it off, and let your kids share how God made their moms special!

I’d love to see some of the finished creations, so feel free to post pictures in our facebook group!

Enjoy your day and keep serving Jesus!

Cheri

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Moms, check out this devotional just for YOU!

I can Follow Jesus: A Preschool Bible Lesson

FREE Bible Lesson to teach your youngest kids about following Jesus!

Enjoy this lesson based on Matthew 4:18-22, when Jesus calls his disciples to follow Him. I hope this will help your kids learn that they, too, can follow Jesus and become fishers of men!

Keep serving Jesus!

Cheri

I Can Follow Jesus! 

I can Follow Jesus Preschool Lesson (printable pdf)

Opening Activities:

1. Play a game of follow the leader! Walk around your room (or take your kids on a field trip around your building) and have the follow you wherever you go – doing whatever it is you are doing. Have lots of fun with this! If your kids are old enough, let them take turns being a leader. When you have finished the activity, say: In this game, you had to follow me very carefully! You had to do exactly what I did – and you did a GREAT job! Jesus wants us to follow Him, too! When we follow Jesus, we do exactly what he tells us to do. Are you a follower of Jesus?

2. Play follow the leader with a slight variation. Set up a short obstacle course in your room. Have the kids complete the obstacle course – but they have to do it exactly like the person in front of them does (they have to FOLLOW the leader!!). You might want to go first so that they have to do it just like you! (Helpful hint: don’t wait for kids to finish the obstacle course before sending the next one through or the kids will lose interest. Engage all the kids by sending them through at close to the same time.) When you finish the obstacle course, say: You did a great job following the leader through this obstacle course! Jesus wants us to follow Him – wherever He leads – and to do whatever He tells us to do! We can all be followers of Jesus!

3. Play a game of blob tag (or, if your kids are too young for this game, simply play tag). The game starts with one person who is “it”. The first person that he tags has to join him in being “it” by linking arms with him and running with him to catch the next person. This continues until everyone (or nearly everyone) is “it” and there is one long link of kids. The last person who is caught can be the one to be “it” if you play the game again. When you finish playing, say: When we follow Jesus, He wants us to tell others all about Him! He wants us to become “fishers of men”, or someone who helps other people learn about Jesus. Just like you were “catching” each other in this game, Jesus wants us to “catch” people and tell them all about Him!

The Lesson:

Gather all the kids together for the lesson time. Then say: Today we are going to talk about following Jesus. As I talk today, I’m going to tell you to do some different things and you need to FOLLOW my instructions and what I am doing do the same thing. Let’s practice. (Make sure you do the activity, too . . . remember they are FOLLOWING you!) Jump up on down. (Pause while kids do this), Stomp your feet, (Pause while kids do this), Put your hands up in the air (Pause while kids do this), Sit down and listen to the lesson.

When the kids are sitting down quietly, say: One day Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee. Let’s pretend to walk by the sea! (Walk with the kids by the “sea”. Point out different things that you might notice in the sea – for example, say, “Do you see the big waves? What about the birds up there in the sky? What else do you see by the water?”

Say: Jesus saw two brothers, Simon (called Peter) and his brother Andrew. Do you know what they were doing? They were fishing! Let’s pretend we are fishing on the Sea of Gaililee! Lead the kids in “fishing” on the sea of Gaililee. Make sure you talk about it as you are fishing (“Throw the net in really far!”, “Do you see that little ripple in the water over there? Maybe there’s a fish there!”)

Say: When Jesus saw James and Andrew fishing, he said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you Fishers of Men!” Jesus wanted them to leave what they were doing and become his disciples – or followers. He wanted them to help him get other people to follow him, too. That’s what it means to be “fishers of men”. What do you think Peter and Andrew did? They stopped what they were doing and immediately followed him! Can you do that? Have the kids pretend to “drop” their fishing nets and follow Jesus. Lead them to a different part of the room.

Say: They all walked a little further and Jesus saw two other brothers – James and John, sons of a man named Zebedee. James, John, and Zebedee were all in a boat, fixing their fishing nets. They were also fishermen. Can you pretend to be in a boat fixing your nets? Help the kids step in the “boat” and help them pretend to fix their nets.

Say: Jesus called to them also. Guess what they did? Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Jesus! Let’s pretend to be James and John! Lead the kids in dropping their nets, stepping out in the boat and following Jesus.

Say: Jesus called people to follow Him and they did. He wants us to follow Him today, to. He wants us to tell other people about him and to be fishers of men – to help other people follow Jesus, too!

Additional Activities:

1. Play this fun review game. Use a hula hoop to “catch” your kids! Have them run around while you chase after them. Put the hula hoop around them to “catch” them. When you catch them say, “I am fishing for men! Caught you!” (or something like that). Each time you catch someone, ask him a review question. Use the following questions (or come up with some of your own):

  • Where was Jesus walking? (by the Sea of Galilee)

  • What were Peter and Andrew doing when Jesus saw them? (fishing)

  • What did Jesus tell Peter and Andrew to do? (fishing)

  • What did Jesus tell Peter and Andrew they would become? (fishers of men)

  • Did Peter and Andrew follow Jesus? (yes)

  • When did Peter and Andrew follow Jesus? (immediately)

  • Where were James and John when Jesus saw them? (in the boat)

  • What were they doing in the boat? (fixing their nets)

  • Who was with them? (their dad – Zebedee)

  • What did Jesus tell James and John to do? (follow him)

  • What did James and John do? (follow Jesus)

  • When did James and John follow Jesus? (immediately)

  • What does Jesus want us to do? (follow him)

  • What does it mean to be a fisher of men? (tell others about Jesus – get others to follow Jesus)

2. Sing, “I will make you fishers of men”. Teach the kids motions and have lots of fun with this song.  

3. Give the kids pretzel sticks (the small ones) and goldfish crackers. Have them use the pretzel sticks to make a “boat”. (You can also give them frosting or something to keep the pretzel sticks together if you’d like. Older kids might be able to use mini marshmallows to connect the pretzels as well.) When kids have their boats created, give them some goldfish crackers and have them pretend to be fishing. Let them eat their snacks, but whenever you say “follow me” they have to put the goldfish down and run to you. Talk about what it means to follow Jesus while doing this activity.

4. Give the kids a copy of the fish from the printable pdf. Have them think about people they can tell about Jesus. Have them write the names of those people on the fish (or they can draw pictures). Spend time praying for the people on the fish, and for the kids to follow Jesus and be “fishers of men”.

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Check out these Bible Lessons for kids of all ages:

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Purity in the 21st Century: 10 Ways to Help Your Teen Stay Pure

 

Raising godly children in today’s society is a difficult task. The pressures and temptations that assault our children are strong and unyielding. As parents, we want what is best for our children, but we often find ourselves fighting against a culture that teaches that everything is okay – that there are no absolute truths and that we can do whatever we want with our own bodies as long as it feels right to us.

This, however, is not what the Bible teaches. The Bible teaches a higher standard – a standard that says that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and that we need to keep that temple pure and holy. Today’s culture would argue that those standards are outdated, that purity is impossible and that we should encourage our teens to experiment with their sexuality. But as Christian parents, we know that Biblical standards are true for ALL time, purity IS possible, and the absolute best plan for our sexuality is to save sex until marriage.

Like I said, raising godly children in today’s society is a difficult task.

But it IS possible.

Helping Your Teen Stay Pure

In order to raise godly children in today’s society, we MUST be intentional. We can no longer passively sit by and watch as the culture teaches a new standard of morality. We can no longer remain silent as television shows, movies, music, video games, and, yes, even schools, continually push the boundaries, plainly declaring that Christian values are dead. We MUST take a stand when it comes to purity. WE MUST!!

Our children are depending on us.

So what are some practical ways that we can help our children stand up to the current cultural attack on purity? Let me offer ten suggestions.

10 Ways to Help Your Teen Stay Pure

1. Model Purity in Your Own Life. Purity encompasses so much more than our sexuality. Take a good look at the songs you listen to, the shows you watch, the books you read, the jokes you tell. Are you modeling a life of purity? Are you thinking only on those things which are excellent and praiseworthy? Or are you dangerously close to pushing the boundaries in your own personal life? If our children are hearing us say, “You must live a life of purity!” but they are watching us read “50 Shades of Grey”, they are going to turn our message off all together.

2. Always Attempt to be the Main Source of Information for Your Children About Sex. Yes, I know it can be embarrassing and uncomfortable to talk to your kids about sex. But, guess what? Kids are talking about sex – at younger and younger ages. As parents, we need to be there to give them the correct information and to answer any questions that may come up. We need to keep the lines of communication open and help our children learn the TRUTH. And we need to teach them what the other sources will not – that the consequences of sex outside of a marriage relationship are serious and impact every area of our lives – physical, emotional and spiritual.

There are many ways to do this, but I highly recommend Family Life’s Passport to Purity. They have a complete guide for parents and pre-teens which includes cds, journals, and a leader’s guide. With their program, you simply take your 10-12 year old out for a weekend and follow the instructions they give. It is a fabulous program that helps your child learn the information he needs as well as challenges him to live a life of purity. Check it out here:

http://www.familylife.com/find-help/key-resources/passport2purity#.VNqQty6BBxI

3. Model Purity in Your Own Life. This time I want to speak to single parents. You have an incredible opportunity to model purity for your children! If you are dating, be sure to follow Biblical standards in your relationship. Your children are watching you . . . they know if you are pushing the boundaries. What a fabulous testimony it would be for them to see you practice abstinence until marriage . . . and what a message you send to them if you do not.

4. Monitor Media. It is okay to tell your kids that a certain television show or movie is not appropriate for them to watch. It is okay to turn off the radio if a questionable song comes on. It is okay for you to say, “No”, even if every other parent says, “Yes”. Is your child active on social media? Make sure you have all his passwords and visit his sites often. Does your child have a phone? Don’t let him have unlimited access to it. It might seem overly strict to some people, but we are in a war . . . and the other side does NOT have our children’s best interests in mind. Stand up for your child and SAY NO!!

Purity in the 21st Century

5. Model Purity in Your Own Life. I can not stress this enough! Take a look at your interactions on social media. Are you passing on information that is questionable? Are you “liking” jokes that fall short of biblical standards, visiting websites that make a mockery of purity, accepting friend requests that might cross the lines? Your kids are watching you and will learn more from what you do than from what you say. Period.

6. Teach your children that their value is found in Christ. Your child is valuable – not because of what he wears, how popular he is, or how he looks. Your child is valuable because of Christ. Jesus loved him and gave himself up for him. Teach your child that he is valuable, and that he is WORTH WAITING FOR!! Teach him to honor God with his body.

7. Model Purity in Your Own Life. Have you fallen short in this area? Be honest with your child, pray for forgiveness and start over. Show your child that God can redeem anyone and that God can help anyone live a life of purity. Find someone to hold you accountable in this area. Imagine what your child will learn from your example.

8. Make it difficult for your Child to be in a Situation where his Purity could be Compromised. I know that it is impossible to keep your child from every possible scenario, but you can control a lot. Don’t let your child be in a situation where he will be alone with a member of the opposite sex. If your child is dating, only allow group dates and serve as a chaperone. When your child has a friend over, make sure all interactions take place in a main room with other people around. Don’t let your child go over to a friend’s  house unless you know and trust the other parents and know that the parents will be home. Protect your child from compromising situations!

9. Model Purity in Your Own Life. Don’t let yourself get into compromising situations, either. Take every possible precaution . . . avoid situations where you will be alone with someone of the opposite sex (unless it is your spouse). Hold yourself to the same standards you have for your child!

10. Pray! Pray! Pray! Pray! Pray for your child and his purity. Pray for your child’s future spouse. Be constantly in prayer.  Remember, this is war . . . arm yourself with the proper ammunition!!

There are many other suggestions I could give, and perhaps you have some suggestions of your own. If you do, I’d love to hear them!  Why don’t you share what has worked for you as you help your child maintain his purity?

And please help spread the word. Share this article with others as a way to encourage them to be vigilant about protecting their children in this sex-saturated society. Then come like my facebook page and follow this blog so you can receive more encouragement as you raise godly children in today’s world.

Until next time,

Cheri

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Chosen: 3 Special Adoption Stories

November is National Adoption Month. Won’t you take a moment to read about three different adoption stories — 1 that took place over 2,000 years ago, 1 that took place nearly 14 years ago, and 1 that could take place today!

I knew nothing about babies. I had never even held a baby in my entire life, much less changed a diaper or prepared a bottle. Face it, I was baby illiterate.

Although I had read “Baby Care for Dummies”.

“Please don’t let them realize that I’m clueless when it comes to babies,” I prayed under my breath as the tiny five week old boy was placed in my arms. I was afraid they might change their minds when they realized I had no experience, that they would take this little baby away from us.

Our little baby. Our first son.

Did Mary have similar fears as she held her tiny baby in her arms? Did she look at those tiny fingers and toes, those big eyes looking up into hers, so trusting, so defenseless, and wonder why she had been chosen to be that little boy’s mom? Did she worry that God would realize that she was clueless about being the mother of the Messiah and change His mind?

I don’t think there was a “Messiah Care for Dummies” available for her to read.

book2Almost exactly a year had passed since we started our adoption journey. My husband and I had always talked about adopting a child and now, seven years into our marriage, seemed to be the perfect time, so we contacted a Christian agency and began the process. Adoption involves a lot of paper work . . . notaries, background checks, medical exams, interviews with social workers, strange people walking through your house to make sure it is fit for a child . . . you get the idea. Then, after the paper work is completed the hardest part begins . . . the wait.

We were told the wait could be anywhere from one to three years.

Our wait took almost exactly nine months. Did God have this baby boy planned for us? I think so!

Mary may have wondered if she was the right one to raise the Messiah, but God never did. God chose her. This special baby boy she held was planned from the beginning of time for a very special purpose . . . and his lineage led to Mary – a humble, godly teenager, who accepted her calling without reservation, even when everyone around her doubted.

We had received the call at the Christian School where we both worked. I will never forget the words coming from the other end of the phone. “Your baby boy has been born.”

Then came the longest five weeks of our lives. Our baby was born, but we had to wait to pick him up until all legal issues with the birthmother had been resolved. In the meantime, our baby boy was living with a foster family . . . a family who made our wait easier by sending us a Christmas card with a picture of our baby boy on Santa’s lap.

santaWe showed that picture to everyone . . . and continued to wait.

Finally, we received the call that we could come get him and bring him home.

Mary had to wait, too. She had to wait for Joseph to understand what was happening with her. Can you imagine that wait? The Bible doesn’t give us any glimpse of the conversations that may have taken place between Mary and Joseph. All we know is that, after Mary found out she was pregnant, she left for three months. When she came back, the pregnancy was most likely becoming obvious, and Joseph was prepared to do the honorable and noble thing – break up with her quietly in order to avoid any type of public disgrace.

I wonder if Mary tried to explain the pregnancy to Joseph. Honestly, I don’t think she did. I think she just waited. I think she had such a strong faith in God that she knew He would work it all out in His time.

And He did.

Joseph was informed of the situation with Mary . . . and informed that he had been chosen to be the adoptive father of the Son of God. Talk about pressure!

And here I was, holding our firstborn son in my arms – the first baby I had ever held. “Just don’t cry,” I silently begged him with my eyes. Maybe if he didn’t cry, they would never find out that I had no idea what to do with a baby!

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The baby never cried. He laid comfortably in my arms, and later in Tom’s, all morning! When it was finally time to go, he went right into his carseat and into the back of the car.

And then the true test began. When we left the adoption agency with our baby in the car, we were on our own . . . we were parents!

baby2Mary and Joseph’s first night with their new baby was anything but normal. Staying in a stable somewhere in Bethlehem, they were visited by a group of loud, smelly shepherds. Then the shepherds left and the new family moved into a house. They were on their own . . . they were parents of the Messiah!

When our son finally decided to make a noise, he was extremely vocal! Whimpers turned to cries, which turned to screams. “I think he’s hungry!” I panicked, “And he probably needs a diaper change!”

“What should I do?” Tom panicked back.

“I don’t know! Stop somewhere!”

Tom pulled into the first gas station we could find. Tom then changed his first diaper ever in the back seat of the car, and then handed the baby over to me. And there, in a gas station parking lot in the middle of the night, I had my first experience feeding a baby a bottle.

Sometimes I think that we forget that Mary and Joseph were parents for the very first time. Everything a baby does, Jesus did. He cried. He ate. He depended on his parents for every basic need.

I’m sure his parents made mistakes. After all, they were not the perfect parents . . . it was Jesus who was the perfect son.

But even if they did make mistakes, they were still chosen . . . Chosen to be Jesus’s earthly parents.

And just like they adopted Jesus, Jesus would later adopt them. And then He would adopt us. By his death and resurrection, Jesus paved the way for us to become children of God.

Adopted Children.

Chosen.

Our baby boy has grown into a teenager. He is ours, no doubt about it. There has never been a day when we regretted adopting our first son. Without him, our family would not be complete. When he is not with us, we miss him. We love him tremendously. And he loves us, too . . . even if he is sometimes embarrassed of us.

One day not too long ago, he rolled his eyes at the rest of us and said, “I’m so lucky I’m adopted. I’m the only normal one in this family!”

Aren’t you glad you are adopted, too?

“… just as he chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.”
Ephesians 1:4-6 (NASB)

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If you enjoyed this story, there are 99 others similar to this one found in my devotional, “Banana Bread & Mismatched Socks: 100 Devotional Thoughts From My Every Day Life“. 

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A great book for your own devotions but also for gift-giving!
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To: My Boys RE: Your Spiritual Growth

My darling boys,

may2014 085Earlier this summer, we planted sunflower seeds together. The package said that the seeds would grow to be 12 feet tall. It was difficult for you to understand what 12 feet tall meant, and you were skeptical when I told you that the flowers would grow to be taller than your dad. Flowers taller than dad . . . unbelievable!

At first, it was hard for you to wait for the seeds to grow. Every day, you were out there, watching to see if anything green would push through the ground. Together, you watered the seeds and then waited.

And waited.

And waited.

may2014 088Finally, a little green bud pushed through the ground. You were so excited the day you came to tell me that the sunflowers were growing. But they still didn’t grow fast enough for you. More of the summer passed, and at times you almost forgot about them. I had to remind you to water them so that they wouldn’t die. Several times, we had to go out together and pull the weeds that were threatening the flowers. It took a long, long time, but finally, this past week, you got your reward.

There, on the top of a twelve foot stem was a huge sunflower! Your hard work paid off – you had the beginnings of your sunflower patch.

When you boys were born, your father and I made a commitment that we would raise you in the ways of the Lord. Our desire for you is that you grow into men who stand tall for Jesus . . . much like the sunflowers in your patch. In order for that to happen, though, we have to make decisions that might not always be popular with you or your friends. We have to make decisions that might not always be popular with the world. But we will make those decisions because you are more important to us than what your friends or the world may say. Your eternity is more important to us than our temporary popularity.

Therefore, we planted those seeds of faith early. All of you boys have been in church since you were itty bitty babies. I know at times you wish you could stay home, but we will keep taking you to church as long as you are in our household . . . not because of what others may say or because it is church that saves you. No, it is Jesus alone who saves you, and no amount of church attendance will ever be enough to take care of that debt.

We take you to church every week because we want you to experience Christianity in a church community. We want you to learn that, even though the church is full of imperfect people, every person in the church is important and that includes you. We want you to learn that you can serve Jesus in a community of believers using the talents God has given you. We want you to learn to appreciate other people’s preferences for worship, to learn to get along with people for a common purpose, and to learn to reach out into your community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. And, we want other people to have an opportunity to water the seeds that we planted long ago.

may2014 093Of course, church alone will not be enough to make your seeds grow. That is why we will teach you how to have a daily time alone with Jesus. Right now, that time is with us. We will read you Bible stories and help you pray. But, as you grow, we will show you how to have a time alone with God. We will encourage you and hold you accountable in your relationship with Jesus.

And we need you to hold us accountable, too. If you see us skipping out on our time alone with Jesus, challenge us! After all, we are still growing, too.

As you grow, there will be times when we need to help you pull the weeds that surround you. This may be very unpopular with you at the time, but, as I said earlier, your eternity is more important to us than our temporary popularity. This is why we will set limits on your television viewing. This is why we will never let you have a television or computer in your bedroom and why we will not let you play certain video games or attend certain movies. This is why we will monitor the music you listen to, the websites you browse, and the movies you watch. We are not trying to limit your independence . . . we are simply trying to help you keep those weeds from choking and devouring you. The world is a dangerous, scary place and it is our job to help you navigate through this dangerous, scary place, learning how to discern what is true and right and pure and helping you get rid of those items that are not.

This is also why we will be careful about what we watch on tv, what we browse on the internet, and what we listen to on the radio.

Please, when you grow, if you see us watching and listening to things that would hinder our spiritual growth, challenge us with that. After all, even though we are much older than you, we are still growing spiritually, too, and we don’t want those weeds to destroy us, either.

august2014 261Earlier today, I went out and looked at those flowers in your sunflower patch. They stood at least twelve feet tall, stretching up into the heavens, as if in praise to the Creator.

I pray that someday, you, too, will stand tall for Christ. I pray that someday the seeds we have planted and watered in your lives will produce fruit that will point to Jesus. And I pray that someday you, too, will plant seeds all around you . . . spreading your love of Christ to everyone with whom you come in contact.

It will be interesting and rewarding to see how many other sunflowers grow in this little patch next summer.

august2014 259It will be even more interesting and rewarding to see how many other Christians grow as a result of your influence in the world.

I love you both!

Your Mom

September 2014 Prayer Calendar for Children

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September 2014

Praying_Hands002Praying_Hands002The prayer calendar for September 2014 is here! Be sure to download your free pdf copy and help your kids pray BIG this month!

Also, if you enjoy the prayer calendars, you may enjoy Friday Family Bible Time!  This is a new feature here at Ministry Mom that gives ideas for how to study different passages of Scripture with your family.  Check it out here:

https://cherilynngamble.wordpress.com/category/family-ministry/friday-family-bible-time/

And now, here is the prayer calendar for September!

September prayer calendar

Key: Sunday – Discovering and praising God for His Names/attributes (Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name)
Monday/Tuesday – Praying for God’s will to be done in different areas (Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven)
Wednesday – Praying for people who are close to us (Give us today our daily bread)
Thursday – Concentrating on Forgiveness (And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors)
Friday – Praying for areas that lead to temptations (And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one)
Saturday – Suggested activity to end the week.

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If you are not able to access the calendar, here is the day by day list for the month.

1 Pray for God’s will to be done on the mission field in India.

2 Pray for students going back to school to learn truth.

3 Pray for your parents by name. Pray for any needs they may have.

4 Ask God to forgive you for any of the sins you committed recently.

5 Pray for the ability to always tell the truth no matter how hard it is.

6 Make cards for the teachers in your local schools. Pray for them.

7 Jehovah Rapha – the God who heals. Thank God for His healing.

8 Pray for God’s will to be done on the mission field in Haiti.

9 Pray for teachers in the schools to teach truth.

10 Pray for your cousins, aunts & uncles by name.

11 Is there anyone you need to forgive? Pray for them!

12 Pray for television shows and the people who write them.

13 Bake a treat for a neighbor. Pray for the neighbor and take it to him.

14 Jehovah Shamma – He is THERE FOR YOU!

15 Pray for the persecuted church in Sudan.

16 Pray for the deacons at your church as they do their work.

17 Pray for your best friend and his/her family.

18 Does anyone need to forgive you? Seek them out and apologize.

19 Pray for quality books to be written and for authors to write God’s words.

20 Take pictures of all the things you are thankful for and make a book!

21 El Olam – The Everlasting God. Praise God that He is Eternal!

22 Pray for new missionaries to be raised up from this generation.

23 Pray for the elders at your church to have God’s wisdom.

24 Pray for someone you know that you have a hard time loving.

25 Ask God to help you be a forgiving person.

26 Pray for the clothing industry to be God-honoring.

27 Take a prayer walk around the neighborhood.

28 Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord our Righteousness!

29 Pray for the body of Christ throughout the world.

30 Pray for the President of the United States.

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Goals: A 5 Lesson Bible Study for Students and Their Families

Do you want to help your children set achievable goals for this school year? This is a Bible study designed to help you do just that.

Using Scripture, this study is divided into five lessons that help you and your child create achievable goals in the areas of spiritual, physical, social, and academic growth. It can be completed individually or as a family, and is perfect for the week before the school year begins — but you can also do it whenever your schedule allows.

Interested? Click on the pdf file below to download it free.

May God bless you & your family as you raise your children to love the Lord and learn to keep Him first in all areas of life!

Cheri

A 5 lesson Bible study for students on setting goals for the school yearGoals Bible Study (printable pdf)

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