We hope you love this new study in the book of Jonah! It’s a passage that’s near and dear to our heart. It’s so easy to relate to Jonah as he struggled to obey the commandments of God. He wrestled with God’s character and ways and yet, God somehow revealed the depths of His love and patience through the prophets rebellion and repentance.
We need God’s mercy and we trust in God to be merciful to us. But what about when God calls us to be conduits of His mercy towards others? Are you willing to forgive someone for God’s sake? Would you show them that God is willing to love them, even if they’ve hurt you in the past? It’s a tough lesson, even today.
I’m excited about what God’s going to do in the hearts of our little one’s as we teach them the valuable lessons from the book. May God bless your heart and home as you study this together!
We are having some technical difficulties, but check back again later today – we have some exciting stuff coming up!
Today my husband was off and I was determined that tonight was going to be different in our home. Most days are just crammed with unending, mental “To Do” lists that never seems to shorten, but today… I wanted to have dinner ready earlier than usual. I wanted to enjoy some quiet family-time while we talked about some things that Jesus wanted to make sure we remembered forever. I didn’t want to rush through it! I wanted to relish it! Oh, how my tired soul prayed for it!
Even though I had tons of work left to do, a dirty house glarring at me, a sweet, tired husband working just as hard as I am, and a wonderful little boy watching our every move and wanting us to stop and play… the Lord did it! He answered my prayer. I prayed He would give me the perseverance to finish dinner early, put on some quiet instrumental worship, light some candles, and have a special meal together. The three of us were together in a sweet time of fellowship and remembrance.
I often do these lessons with my son in mind; but often times, I’m the one who needs them the most. I NEEDED to sit in the stillness and think of what we were remembering tomorrow. Jesus was broken. He was poured out.
Tonight it was as if my soul sprouted arms to desperately reach for my Father in Heaven and… REMEMBER… and He… embraced me. : )
One of the amazing (dare I say, magical!) things about the internet is the opportunities it gives us to meet and connect with people we’d likely never meet in person. As we have our head down in our Bibles and study materials, our workspace a flutter of watercolors, cardstock, twine, glue, felt and wood, we prayerfully put together the best possible curriculum and toys we can anyone who may be blessed by them. Led by our love for Jesus and our passion for early education, it’s an incredible blessing to have a creative outlet that fits right in line with the passions, gifting and talents that God has given us.
When we’ve completed a new unit of study and release it into the world, we take a deep breath and step out into the warm sunshine (we have a lot of it here in sunny South Florida!) and thank God for the opportunity to do what we do.
I have to say, though, I did not expect the joy and blessing that comes from hearing from you! It seems silly to not expect it; but when we first heard from a happy mom who was using our curriculum with her kids we were unimaginably encouraged and honored. She even sent us some pictures! Since then, we’ve heard from many of you from all across the country. Each and every single time, it reminds us of the privilege and honor it is to encourage parents to teach their little boys and girls about Jesus and all that He’s done for us. And that brings me to what I wanted to share with you today. We heard yesterday that our Seed and Supplies lessons have gone all the way across the globe to NEW ZEALAND! We couldn’t help but share with you all our excitement and joy. We wouldn’t be here without you all, so this is a collective celebration for all of us! :)Thank you so much for trusting in us, and for sharing your experiences with us! May God richly bless you this Holy Week and may you sense His love as you share His sacrifice with your entire family!
Side note – I say we, because it’s very much a family effort between me, my husband and, yes, even our little one! His involvement is very similar to mine, except with a lot more sawdust. 😀
I like to think of our Lord as a Master Artist. Everything we see in our world (the flowers, trees, mountains, the galaxy and everything in between) was hand crafted by our Maker. We are merely protegès, creating artistry of His laws, His story, His world.
Hi everyone! Since there are so many new faces around here, I thought it would be good to give a bit of an introduction and tell you a little bit about myself. I’m Aimee and I live in South Florida. I’m married to the best assistant pastor in the world and we have one amazing, rambunctious 2-year-old. I went to school at Pensacola Christian College with a major in early childhood education and have been teaching children even before then. I taught for several years before my husband and I prayed and decided we loved the idea of me staying home to raise our first son. With the huge blessing of staying home, we recognized the sacrifice it would be for me to stop working. So, we moved and I took a job working from home editing for Christian radio. It’s a pretty rad job! But, I have to say that I longed to do something that used my spiritual gifting and desire to teach and disciple. That’s when I decided to do what I do here! I wanted to make toys and lessons that would make it easy for my young boy and many other children to play, practice, and learn of the single most important thing in world… The Lord Himself and His Word.
I’ve been overwhelmed at the positive response we have gotten for our Study in Parables! It’s honestly exceeded our expectations!
The Parable of the Lost Sheep reminds us that we all get lost in our sin sometimes, but Jesus goes through great lengths to restore us and clean us all up. The question often is … will we let Him?
Something amazing is coming!!