Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Verse a day -- any comments????

We are re-doing a display board that we have at our literature table at homeschool conferences. It is regarding family devotions. We want to encourage Christian families in this important discipline. Much of the text on the display board is found in the little booklet on our website, called "How To Teach Your Children A Verse A Day".

Here is the main text of the display board, which really draws attention at our table!

The Secret that Everyone Already Knows

Do you want to know a secret?

The children that have been raised with an hour of Bible study every morning
are going to know more of the Bible
than the graduates of Bible institutes and religious seminaries.

Why? Because everything that little children learn, they learn better than an adult.
For example, small children can learn to play violin
better than those who learn it as an adult.
Those who learn to speak a foreign language as children
will speak it better than an adult.
Those who learn to play soccer as children
will play it better than those who learn it later in life.

That is the secret,
but the truth of the matter
is that it is no secret.
Everyone already knows it,
but the majority don't apply it to teaching the Bible to their children.

Wow, huh?

We have heard some really nice comments in the past from parents who have been blessed by the LORD in their efforts to have a daily devotion time with their children. We would like to have some written comments from folks, if possible, for our new board. If you happen to see this note, and would like to be an encouragement to other parents, please send us an email with your comments to daveanddebklein@yahoo.com -- or comment here if you prefer. If we get the comments in time, we'll put them on our display board. I know its a busy time for many, so if you don't see this until later, we'd still love to hear from you.

We are busy getting ready for the first of the two conferences we will be attending. We are stretched and frazzled at times, but the Lord keeps helping us keep our eyes on him, because he is the one we are doing this for!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Time flies!

Wow, May is almost over! We are really busy , so we are trying to make the most of our time, as you can see! (We were disappointed with the overall quality of the time-lapse...you may have to play it a few times to get the gist of some of them!)

Here you can see Bekah filling the basket with balls of matched socks!

The little boys got the laundry all sorted in a flash!

Nobody can recall Solomon washing dishes THIS fast!

Susanna dried the dishes faster than you can say Susanna dried the dishes.

Letter writing time certainly went quick!

Who folded all the laundry?

We are always stocking up on toilet paper!

Brown rice isn't usually considered fast food. Here is Abi's famous brown rice cooked Mexican style! (Though we normally use a lid, we learned you can cook it just as fast without.) Yum!

Thanks to Abi, who had too much time on her hands, for setting up the photos!

Monday, May 11, 2009

If thy veggie offend thee

Something that perks everyone up after the hour long drive to church is Dad's tradition of giving everyone a sugarless breath mint as they disembark the bus. As we all got settled in our seats in the minutes before the meeting started, Gideon (4), sucking on his mint, informed Daddy that one of his brothers had somehow worked the system so that he possessed three breath mints.

Intending to settle the matter during the break, Daddy hastily stated that the thrice-minted brother was simply being greedy, and instructed Giddy to get in his seat.

Momentarily obedient, Giddy couldn't restrain the urge to share Daddy's assessment with the object of his envy. He quickly delivered the news to his brother and returned to his seat.

"Daddy says you're a green bean."