Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hiding God's Word in Our Children's Hearts-AiOH S1E16

Hiding God's Word in Our Children's Hearts

We are excited to talk to Jeremy & Kerri Epling about how we can hide God's Word in our children's hearts. They discuss some great tips for memorizing Scripture, motivating our children, & retaining their memory verses. 

The order form for the CD Kerri mentioned in this episode is below.
Here are a couple of games that the Eplings mentioned as well
Write words on paper & have them jump to each word as they say the verse

Make a verse puzzle out of paper or poster board!
If a kid won't quote, neither should he (or she!) eat! Here's a blog post Kerri wrote about their family works Bible facts into their everyday routine.  (Their blog has some awesome ideas, so check it out while you are there!)

Monday, July 6, 2015

No more paci

When we got rid of hks paci, she screamed & cried for one or maybe two nights. 
M has been paci free since Friday night. He still asks for it every time he goes to bed, says, "I not a big boy. I want my paci," then he whines & disobeys for 30 minutes to an hour. �� Wesley said, "I think I'd rather have a night of screaming than this!"

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Arrows in Our Hand S1E15 "Child Training"

S1E15 "Child Training"

Wesley & Denise discuss some helpful tips on training our children.  We are either training our children to obey or disobey our instructions.  It's important for us to teach them to obey us, so that they will later learn to obey God.  

Polishing the Pulpit info:


Arrows in Our Hand Pinterest board 
Music: Summertime Happy Ukulele Background Track--Find more music by Nicolai Heidlas at
Artwork Provided by Shane Read Creative-contact Shane by email

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

AiOH S1E14: Leadership Training

Ben & Hannah Giselbach join Wesley & Denise on this episode to discuss the benefits of using Lads to Leaders in your family & congregation.  They discuss what activities are available for each age as well as some statistics that show the retention rate of individuals in the church who have participated in Lads to Leaders. 

After we recorded this episode, we saw this great article by Ben on A Legacy of Faith.  Check it out for great information too! How Lads to Leaders Can Help Families by Ben Giselbach on A Legacy of Faith 

Lads to Leaders
Ben Giselbach's Website
Ben's email
Hannah Giselbach's Website
Hannah's email

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

AiOH S1E13 Prayer in the Home

Season 1 Episode 13: "Prayer in the Home"
Prayer should be a vital part of our day. On this episode, Wesley & Denise talk about praying for our children & with our children.  It includes some practical tips for teaching your children to pray.

This week's resources:

Pray Your Hand: 
Thumb: immediate family-closest to your heart-Jesus 
Pointer: those in authority, teachers, coaches, principals, preacher, elders 
Middle: tallest-president/government, military
Ring: weakest-sick, hurting, bereaved
Pinky: yourself last 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Season 1 Episode 12 "Keepers at Home"

This episode is about the Biblical importance of having a keeper at home mom. Our sweet friends join us for this episode! 

"Emily Sneed’s goal was not always to be a stay at home mom. She and her husband, Andy, join us to discuss what changed her mind and how that has blessed their family.  We pray it will be an encouragement to you!"

Titus 2:3-5King James Version (KJV)

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Arrows in Our Hand S1E11 Training for Worship

Season 1 Episode 11: "Training for Worship"

Wesley & Denise talk about the importance of training our children to worship God.  They give practical tips & link some great resources.

~*~*Please pray for the families in Nepal who were touched by the recent earthquakes.  For more information on how to help financially, please listen to this episode of Culture Shock or visit The Manna Farm.*~*~

As I was looking for a picture to include in this post, I found the story that goes with the picture...So, here's the real story! It's a little bonus for those who are reading this post! This was from 2008 when we went to Jamaica on a mission trip. 
"Sweet Camille was sitting next to me Friday night. She asked me as soon as the sermon started for a piece of paper. I told her no because the girls had had some trouble with playing, writing, etc. during the sermon earlier in the week. As I started taking notes and following along during the sermon, Camille would look at my Bible and try to find the same scripture in hers. I leaned over and whispered to her, "If I give you paper, will you write what I write." She said, "Yes!" with a big smile. So, I gave her a piece of paper and that 7 year old little girl took notes for the entire hour long sermon. She would look at my notes, copy what I wrote and follow along in her Bible. She would circle the verses we were looking at. SUCH a GOOD GIRL! I was SO PROUD. I gave her some "sweetie" (M&Ms) and we bragged on her for a long time.

Here we are with our notes."

~Our very good friend Kerri Epling was a guest on this episode of Wifey Wednesday.  She & her husband have been great encouragers to us in lots of areas but especially in this area. We know the ladies will benefit from listening to this.

**Other Helpful Worship Training Links**
Check out Denise's Pinterest Board for more ideas about this topic & resources for each episode. 

Ready for Worship Podcast
~Help your family prepare for worship before Sunday morning.
~A great post about how to correctly use your church nursery

Sermon Listening Pages 
~Elementary age worship listening pages

Listening pages for non-readers
~Preschool/non-reader worship listening pages (with pictures!)

Legacy of Faith Worship Training Printables
~Several posts from Adam & Leah with family devotionals & several excellent printables to use in training your children to worship