Daytime Routine with Kids

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This post on daytime routine is part of a series talking about setting a routine for devotional time with your family. To see the last post, click here. Kids wake up naturally caffeinated. Don’t they? What really is a daytime routine with a young one, anyhow? Whether you stay at home with your kids or not, each week there are …

The A.M. Routine with Kids

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This post is part of a series of posts talking about the importance of routine in devotional time with your family. To see the first post, click here. The Alarm Goes Off It’s 5:30 a.m. when your phone alarm goes off. You roll over and hit snooze. Nine minutes later, here it comes again. Again, the snooze. Three minutes later, …

Devotions at Home—Part 4

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Over the last two posts (read here and here), we have discussed leading devotions at home in a simple and straightforward way, using resources such as Lutheran Service Book, A Year in the New Testament, and Treasury of Daily Prayer. In this post, we will discuss using a book with your family that all Lutherans are familiar with, Luther’s Small Catechism. Why is …

Devotions at Home—Part 2

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I don’t know where to start . . . Tell me if this sounds like you. You wanted to have something that your family could do together. You asked yourself, how will this work with a toddler? You tried it all: reading adult devotions; reading kids’ devotions; reading devotions before you eat; reading them after you eat. It is just hard to keep …

Devotions at Home—Part 1

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Devotions? Families young and old are challenged daily with developing and maintaining a strong devotional life at home. There are a lot of things that may contribute to this issue: A perceived lack of time A feeling that they don’t understand faith well enough, so how can they lead devotions A lack of devotion life when the parents grew up …