Once upon a time, nestled by a beautiful meadow, sat a little cottage. It was yellow–just like lemon pie, with pink sprinkles on top. There was a chocolate covered porch–not actual chocolate you know, but the paint looked like it.read more
About two months ago, some friends of ours welcomed their first child, a son, into their home. What joy! A new precious life, given to hem from the Lord to love, nurture and train.
Our friends’ training of their son has already begun and he is learning to adapt to a way of life outside of his mother’s womb. And, more importantly, his spiritual nurturing has also already begun.read more
Bible Time is an intentional time of day spent with our children with the purpose of passing on our love for God and His Word to our children. The three key elements of Bible Time are singing, the Bible and prayer. And Bible Time opens the door for consistently studying God’s Word with our children. What a privilege!!
On the last post we looked at some books that can be used as tools as we study God’s Word with our children.
On this post, let’s look at some books that can guide us in the process of studying God’s Word.
These suggestions are resources that specifically encourage the person studying to study the Word of God for herself rather than reading other people’s thoughts and study of the Word.read more
Our dining room is a place to enjoy feasts! Feasts to the eyes, the body and the soul. If you were to look around the dining room, you might first notice the table and chairs, hutch and server. Or you might look on the walls and see beautiful illustrations and paintings created by our daughter Melissa, a feast for the eyes. Taking another glance, your eyes might rest on …read more
Books, books, books! In the last chapter of Ecclesiastes, King Solomon writes, "of making many books there is no end;" (Eccl. 12:12b) How very true!! There are so many, many books available today. As we invest spiritually in the lives of our children, first and...read more
God’s Word is perfect, sure, right, pure, clean, true, more to be desired than gold, and sweeter than honey. (Psalm 19:7-10)
Our prayer is that you will be refreshed as you listen and meditate on His Word today.read more
It was a mother’s neighborhood Bible study gathering. To help us get to know one another, a roll of paper towels was passed around our circle. We were to each tear off the next paper towel on the roll when it was our turn. On each piece of paper towel was a different question to answer. The question I received went something like this: “What is the hardest thing about being a parent?”read more
About a week and a half ago, my husband and I were sitting in a hospital lounge. It was very quiet. We were waiting and praying. Sometimes Kirk and I would talk a little. I read the Word, listened to hymns and sometimes would wipe away tears. Our daughter was in surgery. It was a helpful and hopeful surgery, but a surgery all the same. Eventually I picked up my laptop to begin writing this post. A post on moms praying for their children.
As mothers, we love our children and we want the very best for them. We read in the Bible that God loves them too, far more than we do and that He has wonderful plans for their lives. Our children are given to us …read more
When you think of the month of February, what comes to your mind?
My parents were married in February. Kirk and I became engaged in February and one of our daughters was born in February. Perhaps you have some special family memories connected with February too!
For those of us who live in America, Valentine’s Day is …read more
When our daughters were three, five and six years of age, we began to make Scripture Picture Books. We had no idea how special these books would become to our family, nor how effective they would be in helping us to study the Bible together. I am excited to share this simple idea with you today!read more
Marian Thomsen grew up as a missionary’s daughter. She became an elementary school teacher and taught in Australia, the Philippines, and America. She and her husband Kirk homeschooled their three daughters from infancy to the end of high school. Their daughters are now college graduates, and are all involved in Daughters of Decision, the Thomsen family’s ministry.
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Do you have a heartfelt desire to pass on your love for God and His Word to your children? Do you desire to daily and intentionally invest in the spiritual lives of your children? Are you looking for encouragement to keep making this investment even when the responsibilities of life and school academics press in upon you? Would you like access to free online principles and practical ideas to guide and encourage you as you invest spiritually in the lives of your children? If so, this blog is for you!