Plus a winner announced!
“Count your blessings!” How many times have you been told to do this? Maybe this is even a phrase you use to teach your own kids to be thankful. I know I have.
I love listening to the prayers of my oldest daughter. She never asks for anything for herself. She will pray for others—that they will have a safe trip or get well soon—but she never prays for things like a new bike or doll. Not only that, she thanks her Creator for the simplest things.
For getting to take her ball to the park.
For getting a new book to read from the library.
For getting to eat her favorite teriyaki chicken for dinner.
No wonder our Messiah said the following words:
“Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4
Father, teach me to pray like my child. Help me be grateful for the little things. Amen!
Counting blessings can be fun. This week’s resource from Tommy Nelson Mommy Program provides a great new way to teach your littles all about the gifts their Creator provides, while also teaching them to count.
If I had to pick a favorite animal, it would definitely be a lamb. I love lambs and even have a little stuffed animal (affectionately known as “Lamby”) from when I was small. Poor “Lamby” has seen some wear and tear throughout the years but the reason I loved him so much was because he was also had a wind up music box inside his tummy. Can you guess what song he played?
Praise Him, praise Him,
Praise Him in the morning,
Praise Him in the noon time,
Praise Him, praise Him,
Praise Him when the sun goes down.
I can still hear my mom’s voice as she sang along with Lamby’s tune before she tucked me into bed.
I treasure memories like that. Little legacies my parents started that I’ve passed on to my own children. Reading a bedtime story, singing a lullaby, rocking in the rocking chair—these are things your kids will always remember.
Really Woolly: 12 Little Blessings, written by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Donna Chapman, is a sweet padded board book designed with kids ages 3-7 in mind. Each numbered blessing includes a rhyme, a prayer, and a scripture. My youngest loves this book as she is just learning how to count (though right now every number is either 2 or 10). She points to the lambs in the book and says “baa”, and when she sees the bunny she scrunches up her nose and wiggles it. I can already tell this book won’t be so new looking for very long.
The pastel illustrations and friendly format make it easy to take this book on the go, cuddle together as you read at night, and even break up your reading into different sessions. You could read the entire thing in one sitting or take a blessing a day, focusing on each scripture and even using it as a memory verse. Really Woolly: 12 Little Blessings is a fun and inviting way to teach young children about the heart of the Creator who loves them.
It’s a Pinterest board contest! Pull out your creative side and get to pinning! Here’s what you need to do:
1. Create a new board on Pinterest entitled “My Little Blessings”
2. Add pins of your blessings. These could be anything from a devotional that blessed you to a song that encouraged you. Pin a story or book, a place you visited, or even a quote that blessed you! Be creative!
3. Make sure you add these hashtags to each pin so I can find your board: #reallywoollyblessings and #saraella
Record your entry in the Rafflecopter now through Monday, March 31st . One winner will be chosen and announced in my April newsletter (so be sure to sign up in the sidebar widget if you haven’t already).
What creative ideas have you used for teaching your children how to count? I love hearing from you! Until then, happy reading!
Yours in Messiah Yeshua,
And the winner is…
Congratulations to LuAnn W! You won a copy of Princess Ever After!
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