A Tommy Nelson Mommy Giveaway!
My husband started a new tradition a few years back. Instead of giving me flowers from the floral section at the grocery store for Mother’s Da,y he would bring home something from the nursery instead. Something I could plant in my yard and enjoy well past that special Sunday in May.
It started with small flowering plants. Eventually they died because I forgot about them. We have a lot of flora and fauna in our yard and small things often get lost or missed among giant bushes and towering tress. Which is why I was so glad when my husband changed it up this year.
I love the Lilac bush we have in our backyard. It’s tall and beautiful. Every time I look out the window I see this bush. I can’t miss it, especially when it blossoms purple in the spring. I mentioned to my husband how much I’d love to have more of those kinds of bushes lining our fence. What do you know, he came home with a new Lilac bush from the nursery the very next week. Happy Mother’s Day to me!
Faith is like that.
We can have faith like those small flowering plants. Uncared for. Forgotten. Lost amidst the world surrounding it. Or we can have the Lilac bush kind of faith. The kind that grows and thrives and lasts for years to come. The kind others won’t miss when they “look out the window”. The kind you surround your “yard” with. The kind of faith that blossoms and you can’t get enough of.
Growing with Jesus: 100 Daily Devotions by Andy Holmes
I want my kids to have that kind of faith. It’s the end of the homeschool year. I’m looking forward to the summer break. Sure we’ll do some math, maybe a few science experiments and summer bridge activities, but they won’t be everyday things. There’s one thing I don’t want to stop doing and I pray I have the discipline to keep with it, despite the lazy summer sun.
Devotions with my kids.
It’s easy to slack off near the end of the year or over holidays. I want a break, for goodness sake! But, the truth is, my Creator never takes a break from me, so I shouldn’t take one from Him. My kids and I need to fellowship with Him each and everyday, vacation or not.
Tommy Nelson has some great resources for devotions. I’ve enjoyed Jesus Calling, Shine Your Light, and several others. Growing with Jesus: 100 Daily Devotions is a new devotional for kids ages 6-10 that focuses on creation. Each entry includes a verse, Thoughts to Grow On, an activity, and a fun, educational fact. Though this book is intended for ages 6 and up, my 2-year-old brings me this book every morning. She loves looking at the illustrations of animals.
As a Mom, I especially appreciate the scripture references. We could use this book as a guide, memorizing a different verse each week. There are 100 devotions in Growing with Jesus, plenty to keep us busy for a while. I’m also thankful for the attached ribbon bookmark in Growing with Jesus. My little one likes to steal book marks. I often lose my place in novels I’m reading because of this. Since the bookmark is attached, it can’t be lost. Awesome!
Finally, I love the call to action in each entry. An activity for kids to do that goes beyond a five-minute devotion. These include scripture reading, talking to God, or helping others. These are great for reinforcement.
Thanks to Tommy Nelson Mommy, I’m blessed to offer a copy of Growing with Jesus: 100 Daily Devotions to one of you, my readers. Enter via the Rafflecopter through May 31st. One random winner will be announced in my May Newsletter (so be sure to subscribe using the form on the bottom right of my site).
How do you keep your kids in the Word during the summer? I love hearing from you! Until then, happy reading!
Yours in Messiah Yeshua,
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