Ruth, Boaz, and Christ’s Hope

Family Devotional for the week of November 30- December 6:   Look up and read together: Ruth  (The Book of Ruth) As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, we are also celebrating hope during this first week of Advent. A look back through Jesus’ family history shows us hope for the coming Messiah long […]


Giving Thanks Red Sea Style

Family Devotional for the week of November 16-22: Look up and read together: Moses and Miriam  (Exodus 14-15) We all know the routine. When November arrives, we pull out our lists of blessings that make us feel thankful. We tell each other, say a prayer of thanks to God, then enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. But, then what happens? […]


Quite The Family Tree

Family Devotional for the week of November 2-8:   Look up and read together: Jesus’ family  (Matthew 1) Have you ever researched your family history? Who are your grandparents and other ancestors? Do you know any stories about them? How did they arrive in the United States? How did their lives lead to your life today? Jesus […]


Not-so-scary Skeletons

Family Devotional for the week of October 12-18:   Look up and read together: Ezekiel and the dry bones (Ezekiel 37) October can be full of scary stories as Halloween approaches. Some people think Ezekiel’s story is a little creepy, but it’s a story with a very happy ending! When God gave the vision of dry bones […]


God’s Dream Believer

Family Devotional for the week of October 5-11:   Look up and read together: Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (Daniel 2) Have you ever had a weird dream or even a nightmare? What was it like? How did you feel when you woke up? King Nebuchadnezzar had a pretty intense dream, and he knew it had a […]


Encouraged

Family Devotional for the week of September 28- October 4:   Look up and read together: Jeremiah 31:1-8a At the time Jeremiah gave his message, God’s people weren’t very happy. They had been disobeying God for a very long time. Finally, God allowed their enemies to win. Now, the Israelites were taken as prisoners and forced […]


Christmas Is Coming!

Family Devotional for the week of September 21-27:   Look up and read together: Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7, 53:5-12, 61:1-2 It’s only September, but if you walk through Target, Wal-Mart, a dollar store, or a craft store, you will find a good supply of Christmas decorations. Though, it’s not even Halloween yet! Why are people already selling […]


Messages from God

Family Devotional for the week of August 31- September 6:   Look up and read together: Elijah and the Baal-worshippers (1 Kings 18:16-39) A prophet is someone who gives a message from God to the people. It’s a pretty tough job! Many times, prophets had to tell people things that they didn’t want to hear. However, God’s truth is […]


Jonah Tangles With a Vine

Family Devotional for the week of June 22-28:   Look up and read together: Jonah is angry (Jonah 4) The whale spit Jonah out on the beach. Then, he went to Ninevah and shared God’s message. The people believed God’s word and followed Him! Success! And they all lived happily ever after…. right? Unfortunately, that wasn’t […]


Jonah’s Deep Sea Cruise

Family Devotional for the week of June 15-21:   Look up and read together: Jonah and the big fish   (Jonah 1-3) Jonah was stuck. He tried his best to run away from God, and ended up in the stomach of a giant fish. It was dark, smelly, and wet. Jonah was uncomfortable with no way of knowing […]