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Discovery Park :: 09/03/2017

The following are family resources from Emmanuel Baptist Church, Crestview, Florida designed to help adults continue the conversation of faith at home with their children. Each week, you will find new content that reinforces the things your kids have learned at church. Also, be sure to check out and “follow” the Discovery Park Facebook page for daily posts.

WHAT WE’RE TEACHING 

 

 

Bible Story Focus: When God is with me, I can be brave.

Elijah and the Fire • 1 Kings 18:1-39

Check out the video with your child on the Parent Cue app: http://apple.co/1tR6IVM

Memory Verse: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV

Key Question: Who is always with you?

Bottom Line: God is always with me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

 

From the Parent Cue Blog:

FIGHT FOR THEIR HEART

By Brooklyn Lindsay


Parents don’t usually post pictures of their kids on the second day of school.

That made me consider taking another set of pictures this year, one at about 6:30 PM every evening on that first week to show a side of our family that we may not be particularly excited to display.

Maybe it sends a more powerful message when we elevate those moments, too. We can show we are fond of them, fighting for them when we aren’t afraid to let the reality of the second day or the third or the twentieth day of school be truly known. I want my kids to know the messier things matter to me, and I’m not just proud of their good days, but proud of them on the days they struggle too.

Both of my kids came home after the first day of school completely happy, excited, and amped to do homework. Strange. But it’s true. It only took a few hours for the hangry-anxious-tension to surface.

Their first day of school photo says, “I’m happy, excited, and put together.”
We post it online like good parents and we affirm that we’re so proud of them for having it all right on the first day.

What they don’t see are the pictures of themselves and other kids with parents saying, “Look how messy life is now that school started and how much I love this kid who was courageous enough to face the things she feared.” I mean, why don’t we take a photo of the pile of papers on our counter and the lost shoe and the one piece of homework that no one in your family can understand, including the dog?


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 NOTES

On Wednesday nights this fall, come join us in Discovery Park for a lesson with Boz the Bear.