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5 Creative Prayer Ideas For Kids With Special Needs

October 12, 2016

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I just finished Mark Batterson’s book, “Praying Circles Around Your Children.”  Pastor Mark teaches about how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, turn your family circle into a prayer circle, and discover your child’s life themes. And he not only tells you how, he illustrates why. Here’s 5 […]

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September 2015 Character Trait: Faith

September 1, 2015

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Our Christ-like character-trait for this month is: faith Faith is: “Trusting in God and His promises.” Our Scripture memory verse is:  “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and promises of what we do not see.” Heb.11:1 Our bible story is: Moses and the Red Sea Here’s a short video of our story […]

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Unique

October 31, 2014

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Our character lesson for November 2014 is: Unique. Unique: “Something or someone that’s one of a kind!”   We’ll spend this month helping our kids and teens to learn that they are one of a kind…made in the image of God. Our bible story is:  Gideon. Here’s a link to review Gideon’s story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xawbxc7wezM The part […]

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4 Ideas For Teaching Prayer To Kids With Special Needs

February 25, 2014

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When it comes to teaching children with special needs about prayer, I get excited, because it’s one way of helping them to develop and enjoy a fulfilling relationship with God. I think kids need to understand the simplicity of prayer.  To be honest, I think that’s a lesson that even adults need to learn.  Prayer […]

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Take The Next Step: Scripture Memory

February 19, 2014

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Psalm 119:11 – “Your Word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. NASB” This one verse is probably the single most often-utilized verse people turn to when they think about why they should memorize Scripture. This verse gets to the heart of Scripture memory, but how does this apply […]

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Take The Next Step: Faith Scripture Memory Verse

January 10, 2013

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Teaching a child with special needs to memorize Scripture is in many ways like teaching a child any other skill or craft. It often requires an individualized approach. Sometimes hearing a few helpful hints will be enough to support and motivate parents who want to begin teaching their child how to memorize Scripture! Our podcast […]

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Take The Next Step: Complaint Button

December 19, 2012

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This idea requires very little preparation, making it easy for you to teach your child an important lesson about “joy” even when circumstances are difficult, boring, or challenging. For this idea you’ll need a buzzer.  One of those really cool “That Was Easy” buzzers from Staples would be perfect!  However, any type of noise-maker will […]

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Take The Next Step: Random Acts Of Kindness

November 29, 2012

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As parents of children with special needs we’re often busy helping our child to learn daily life-skills such as communicating, social interactions, and self-help.  If we’re not careful the busyness of life  distracts us from looking for opportunities to teach our child God honoring character traits.  So here’s one easy idea that you can implement […]

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Take The Next Step: Kindness Scripture Memory

November 13, 2012

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Teaching a child with special needs to memorize Scripture is in many ways like teaching a child any other skill or craft. It often requires an individualized approach. Sometimes hearing a few helpful hints will be enough to support and motivate parents who want to begin teaching their child how to memorize Scripture! Our podcast […]

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Take The Next Step: Kindness Video

November 6, 2012

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Jesus told the story of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37).  One of the reasons Jesus taught this parable was in order to get people to think for themselves, there but for the grace of God, go I.  The point is that kindness and compassion come from the heart, and it is the heart where the seat of God […]

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