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Children’s Resources

As promised, the resources here are teacher-approved and will breathe life into the hearts of both you and your littles. Each one is created to fit perfectly into the things you do already: dinner, driving, and bedtime routines. Real relief. So take a breath and use what best fits your family. Because this legacy we’re cultivating requires more than an hour with a Sunday school teacher. You are tailor-made for this, momma. It’s the absolute icing on the cake. And yes, it can be just as sweet.

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The first two resources are children’s books. And I don’t give a recommendation easily. My son is a teen now, and his favorite book for years made this short list of two. The other is the Bible I bought for my daughter after extensive searching. Both of these children’s Bibles will release new freedom to storytime.

The See With Me Bible is a picture-only book. Which means you are the narrator. This was freedom for me. There wasn’t a children’s Bible that really ‘fit’ my son. I couldn’t find one that would connect or hold his interest. Being able to tell him the stories using my own words proved to be the right choice.

Just this year he was the only one in his public school class to know the story of the Tower of Babel. And he gave his social studies teacher some additional information regarding slavery in ancient Egypt. Stories stick. And if he picked a story I didn’t know well enough to tell on-the-spot, I had my own Bible handy. I could skim a story in the time he looked at a few pictures. If I had my own questions and curiosity beckoned, I’d dig a little more after settling into my own bed for the night.

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Before Genesis even starts in the Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally writes what the Bible is not. It’s not a book of rules or heroes. “It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne – everything – to rescue the one he loves.” Thank you Sally for shaking off the dust that reeks of Pharisees. Yes, there are life-giving rules. And the heroes? A bix mix of good and bad, just like the stuff within us. And now hope shines just a little brighter.

Our second great resource is our dinner table questions. Print ’em out, fold ‘em up, and put ‘em in a bowl. You can download them here: Table Questions

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If I didn’t pick one quick enough, my son made sure we didn’t forget. We deepened our bonds and understandings of each other, God, and life without spending a single extra second of our time. Occasionally you’ll need a napkin for milk shot from noses. Tell me you don’t want a dose of that at the end of your work day.

And momma, please add your own as you feel inspired. You know your family best.

If you sign up for our email updates, we’ll make sure to notify you when new resources become available. We are in our infancy at PtL, and would love to grow alongside you!

Books that Breathe Life into your Soul

The first two books I’m tickled to share with you have best-seller lists and big screen plans between the both of them.  In my rotation of probably 100 books this year (exaggerating), these are the only two that have captured me until the last page.  True winners!

Redeeming Love is no cheesy romance. In fact, it’s so good, a movie is in the works. This historical fiction based on the Biblical story of Hosea, whom God told to marry the prostitute, Gomer.  Don’t worry.  Her name is different in the book, and so is the setting. This may be hands-down my favorite adult fiction book, and possibly many of my friends’.  Can’t justify spending time on something as frivolous as fiction? Studies show that reading fiction over non-fiction actually has more benefits to both body and mind. My guess is, it will also do something to your soul. Prepare to be moved by the depth of love Jesus calls us to. You need this, momma. Every woman does.

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In addition to her soul-calming book, One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp writes the beautiful blog, A Holy Experience. If you sign up for emails, you get access to artistic printable quotes and some of the best Advent and Lenten resources I’ve seen.  One Thousand Gifts will bring fresh air and freedom to your heart, gifting you with the ability to ‘reset’ on command.  To read how this powerful change can come from the simplicity of habitual deepening gratitude, will leave you awestruck. This is an essential book for those of us desiring to slow the fast-paced life, and live fully right where we are. 

In the future, I will be offering an online book club with each of these. So pick out your coziest pj’s, your favorite warm drink, and the best spot in the house after the kids are in bed.  If you’d like an invitation when the book clubs begin, or want more recommendations, fill out the form below.  I’ll make sure you’re not left out!

 

Welcome

It’s great to have you here. I’m Kindra.  I’ll admit I tidied up as I was expecting you. It’s not always this peaceful, but the baby is napping and the teen is at school, and it’s a good time to rejuvenate.

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Once upon a time, the world, it was mine;
nothing but sunshine and daisies.

Now I am grown, with mistakes that I own;
thank God for the grace that saves me.

2017 Kindra Silk