Week 21 Character | Taste and See

“Taste.” I extended a fork toward my husband. He shook his head. “No thanks.” I couldn’t blame him. The last time I experimented with a new recipe, the result was disastrous. Some people enjoy trying new foods. Each taste is an experience to savor, even if the dish isn’t completely successful. Others are more reluctant […]


Week 21 Daily Reading

MONDAY Reading for Today: Mark 14:32-42 Galatians 1 Psalm 110 2 Samuel 8–10 2 Samuel 8–10 In my children’s school, they celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day. While I love the fact that the school is talking about kindness and encouraging kids to go out of their way to be kind to others, I […]

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Week 20 Study | Remembering with Joy

One way to acknowledge God is to rest. Dr. John Walker has said, “A good night’s rest is way overrated.” Indeed, there are valid reasons for not being able to sleep well (see 2 Corinthians 11:27). Fred Craddock observed, “Sometimes the most spiritual thing we can do is go to bed.” Sabbath was part of […]


Week 20 Application | Once in a Lifetime

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!” Have you ever said those words?  I got a ticket for game two of the World Series in 1990 when the Cincinnati  Reds defeated the Oakland A’s on their way to a four-game sweep. As a lifelong Reds fan I found their 2-1 victory so satisfying that I don’t mind if […]


Week 20 Study Questions

Use one or both of these questions to introduce the lesson: 1. Why do children need to be taught to share? Can you think of examples of selfish behavior that seem to be natural for young children? 2. How familiar are you with these economic systems: capitalism (property owned by individuals), socialism (property owned by […]