Early Childhood

  • December 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    December 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Over the course of this year, I have had countless conversations that ended with lamenting the difficulties this year has held. When something difficult happens, it has been easy to...

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  • How to Assemble the Jesse Tree5:31

    How to Assemble the Jesse Tree

    Pick up a Jesse Tree Family Kit and get ready to create lifelong Advent memories with your family! Take a step-by-step look at how to assemble the cardboard tree with Ken Ohlemeyer. You’ll learn some

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  • Product Overview of Family Time | Devotions for Families2:45

    Product Overview of Family Time | Devotions for Families

    Welcome to the first episode of our new product overview series! We're staring with "Family Time: A Collection of 98 Bible Stories and Devotions." Center your family or classroom on Jesus with a devot

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  • November 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    November 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “How are you?” I rarely ask that question in a conversation without receiving a response along the lines of “fine” or “doing good” or “so busy these days.” Rarely does someone respond...

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  • Fall and Winter Church Year Celebrations at Home

    Fall and Winter Church Year Celebrations at Home

    Holy Week of 2020 was … different. It came at the end of a Lenten season that seemed about five years long, thanks to the chaotic and ever-changing coronavirus pandemic. By the time...

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  • A Look Inside: Jesse Tree Family Activity Kit6:58

    A Look Inside: Jesse Tree Family Activity Kit

    What’s your favorite Christmas memory? Maybe it’s baking cookies with your Grandma or watching your grandkids eyes light up when they see the tree. Why not add a new tradition this year? Watch Linds

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  • October 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    October 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Lawyer: “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus: “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” Lawyer: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and...

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  • Just for Decoration

    Just for Decoration

    Special thanks to the ministries of St. Lucas Lutheran Early Childhood Center and Word of Life Lutheran School in St. Louis, Missouri, for taking the time to educate my children and...

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  • September 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    September 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    My social media feeds have been filled with school-related posts for the better part of this year. When the statewide shut-downs first occurred because of the pandemic, many posted...

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  • August 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    August 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Navigating the world of parenting can often feel like running a gauntlet. How to birth your child, feed your child, and help her sleep; what he should play with and read; the daily...

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  • July 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    July 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    My smartphone tracks how I use it and, more specifically, the length of time that I spend each day on it. At the start of each new week I receive a notification with a weekly screen...

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  • 4 Tips for Faith-Focused “Screen-Free” Hours this Summer

    4 Tips for Faith-Focused “Screen-Free” Hours this Summer

    Our new normal will not feel normal. In many states across the country, local governments are rolling out reopening plans. This all coincides with school letting out for “summer”, which...

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  • June 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    June 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

     

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  • The Importance of Bedtime Stories

    The Importance of Bedtime Stories

    When I was a child, my bedtime routine always ended with a story. After dinner, my sisters and I would have about an hour to finish up anything we needed to finish and then the routine...

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  • May 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    May 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Overwhelmed, bored, lonely, stressed, anxious, frustrated, sad, concerned, depleted, stretched … these are all words that you may be feeling right now. This is the list that was...

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  • Early Childhood Activities Anchored to Truth and Stability

    Early Childhood Activities Anchored to Truth and Stability

    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). More than anything, I want my kids, throughout their lives, to know how loved they are. I want them to savor...

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  • Sharing the Gospel through a Storybook Bible

    Sharing the Gospel through a Storybook Bible

    I grew up with one Bible in my household. It was a children’s storybook Bible. Featuring over a hundred stories from the Old and New Testaments, it was my only look at the Word of God....

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  • Resources for Teaching the Faith at Home

    Resources for Teaching the Faith at Home

    Being a teacher involves patience, dedication, passion, lots of hours, and above all, love for your students. In these times of uncertainty when so many don’t know when they will be...

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  • Teaching Little Ones: About the Altar

    Teaching Little Ones: About the Altar

    Church services can sometimes be confusing for little ones. They will have questions about what they are seeing. Teaching young children about the individual parts of the church service...

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  • March 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    March 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    I don’t know exactly what your phone looks like or more specifically what you choose to keep on your phone. If your phone is anything like mine, I am guessing you keep pictures stored...

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