Isn’t it crazy that sometimes the season of peace and joy is the least peaceful and joyful for all the grown ups? This month, set the tone of joy in your home by playing joyful music, lighting mood-lifting candles, taking an extra minute to pray quietly, and take deep breaths throughout the day, or whatever helps you remember the joy of the season. Participating in this month’s MorningTime (found in the Parent Cue) with your kids is also a great way to model joy for your family. Take it a step further by discussing, as a family, how the pieces of joy from your container helped to change your attitude throughout the day. Because we all know, when the grown ups aren’t happy, nobody's happy!
Below you'll discover what we're talking about each week, and you'll also see a few downloadable resources that you can use to help continue the conversation at home with your kids. We hope you find this helpful!
- December 4 - God Promises a Savior: I can have joy because God keeps His promises. Isaiah 9:6-7
- December 11 - Zechariah and Elizabeth: I can have joy because anything is possible with God. Luke 1:5-25, 57-79
- December 18 - Jesus is Born: I can have joy because God sent His Son. Luke 2:1-7
- December 24 - Shepherds and Angels: I can have joy because God's story is for everyone. Luke 2:8-20
Downloadable devotions that you could do with your kids: (Daily devotionals for each week)
Parent Cue Sheet to give you meal time discussion ideas with your kids, morning time conversations, and other information:
You can also join our parents Facebook group to get more ideas during the week.
Additional verses and discussion points you could use with your kids to help continue the discussion: