Repost: Hearing God’s Voice: Do We Stop To Hear Him? | Ross Road Kids

I just came across this post which I wrote in 2008. I’m so delighted that we have become a church who prays more than five minutes a day. :/ I have been deeply moved and impressed by the leaders who have stepped up to pray half-days, and full days in prayer. I have been encouraged by the parents and families who spend time praying for each other. I have been encouraged by the seniors in our church who inspire us younger generation to pray first and do less. That way we get more done in the end because when we pray, God works.

Hearing God’s Voice: Do We Stop To Hear Him? | Ross Road Kids

Merri Ellen :)

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Bond Your Family Through Prayer – Family Prayer Ideas

My family has been enjoying some bonding time. I wasn’t happy with the way we were treating each other as siblings and feeling like we were getting short with each other as husband and wife. I decided to become more intentional with our opportunities to pray together.

IMG_5872-0.JPGWe have been enjoying using prayer cards again after we eat a meal (and are much less cranky), which I had ordered for our church several years ago. They have always been super helpful in finding the words to pray for each other and to pray for our neighborhood and missionaries etc. I realized that we as a family kind of lost this. I love my early morning quiet times and we all each have our quiet times but we lost our intentional family prayer times even though we continue our family devotions before bed using, “Jesus Calling for Kids.”

Here are a few prayer card samples we enjoyed using this morning after our Saturday morning breakfast time. They have enriched our conversation and planted love in our hearts for each other rather then selfishness… (and I see it’s been helping cut down the sibling rivalry…!)

You can order these through and just search for ‘prayer’.

Dads, Moms, I urge you to begin a family prayer time if you haven’t. I’m convinced that spending time in prayer for each other is the best thing a family can do!

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3 Resources to Help You Raise Kids with Lasting Faith

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To access these, go to your Parenting Channel at Right Now Media library and login!

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Family Life Canada – 30 Second Challenge: Listening to Your Kids

30 Second Challenge: Listening to Your Kids

At twenty-six years of age I was eight months pregnant with our fourth child. It seemed like I spent most of my time wiping counters, faces, hands, or bottoms. I often had at least one child clinging to my pant legs, either wanting my attention or just randomly tattling on the others.In the middle of this stage of my life I learned about the 30 second rule from a parenting talk show on the radio. It’s been a while since I was 26, and quite seriously, the fact that I can remember anything from that stage of life is nothing less than miraculous remember … I was pregnant then, so I may not explain the principle exactly as it was taught, but here it is:

Read it all here… Family Life Canada – 30 Second Challenge: Listening to Your Kids.

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31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Children | Articles | Revive Our Hearts

You’ll want to adopt this as you start your days in prayer for your kids…

31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Children
by Bob Hostetler

Click here for free help-guide… 31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Children | Articles | Revive Our Hearts.

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Trick or Treasure?: Halloween Treats from Odyssey!


Order your Halloween treats! : Welcome to Whit’s End for less than a buck each! Click here for more info…!

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Kids in Church: We Love Your Wiggles :)

Kids in Church: Celebration Sundays for all ages!

To the parents of our young children…

Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are welcome!

Sit where your little ones can see and hear and be a part of worship in the service.

You can quietly explain what’s going on if needed. Invite them to sing with you, read the Bible with you, and pray with you. While you follow along with your sermon notes, let them follow along with the kids sermon note sheet found in the foyer.

If you have to leave the service with your child, feel free to do so, but please feel free to come back. Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.”

Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects they way they respond to the Church, to God, and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this place of worship. This is their church family.

To all ages of our church:

The presence of our children is a gift to the church and they are a reminder that we are growing. Please welcome our children and give them a smile of encouragement to their parents.

Children, help yourself to the Celebrating Sunday Kids Sermon Sheet in the foyer and doodle or draw away!

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