Essential Supplies for Fall: Children's Devotional

I just got back from vacation...time to get back in the swing of things!  I hope you are enjoying your summer too. 

This month, we are taking a break from weekly devotions and having a chance to exchange resources - just in time for a great start to the new school year!  Just as we work hard preparing our children for school by accruing supplies, attending orientations, or soaking up the remaining summer quality time with them, it's important to prepare for their faith journeys as well.  This year they will have the opportunity to get to know Christ better, be presented with good and bad choices, and be one step closer to becoming the person whom God made them to be - and we can assist in that process!

In the August series, Essential Supplies for Fall, I am introducing a new category of Christian supplies each week.  I will share the best recommendation that I have found in that category, and I invite you to share yours too.  This is a great way for us to learn from each other and share resources! 

The category this week is Children's Devotional.  I cannot stress the importance of a good kids' devotional enough.  It is something that can encourage your children, propel them to start thinking theologically, and serve as a springboard for family discussions.  Most importantly, it can allow them to know Christ better by enabling them to apply the bible to their everyday lives.  On that note, I like the devotional Grace for the Moment: 365 Devotions for Kids by Max Lucado.  Each one-page devotion includes scripture, an application, and prepared discussion questions.  And there's one for every day of the year, so it's not about us originating the material, but rather just engaging our kids.

My Mom read a devotion aloud every morning at breakfast before school growing up.  Those words of encouragement, coupled with a brief prayer, helped to set a positive tone for our day.  In a world where kids increasingly have varied after school commitments, family dinners can be spotty.  Breakfast time can offer meaningful connection and centering time with you.  It's a wonderful time to consider adding a devotion to the routine.  I look forward to trying this with my boys down the road once the food stops flying!

Do you have a kids' devotional that you enjoy?  Please let us know what it is and the age of your child or children.  Also, let us know when your favorite time to read it is!

Update:  I have recently learned of another devotional for kids that I plan to get.  It's Sarah Young's Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids.  I have Sarah Young's Jesus Calling for adults and love it!


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