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A 7-Day Devotional for Kids

A Seven-Day Devotional for Kids (1)

Introducing a 7-Day Devotional for Kids.

Short Enough to Finish Everything.

Long Enough to Learn Something.  

 

Download your FREE copy of A 7-Day Devotional for Kids – Love

 

What’s in This Book? 

  • 7 Days of Lessons

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  • A Prayer Journal

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  • A Set of Verse Cards

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Why Did I Write This Book?

Well, I have two teenagers, but when they were younger, we attempted daily devotionals, long ones, spanning 365 days. We might have lasted a few weeks, sometimes longer, but we often felt defeated for not sticking to the routine. Okay, I felt defeated. They didn’t seem to harness any guilt over the 300-and-something, unread pages in the book.

Sometimes we would cycle back to a devotional—and wouldn’t you know it—we would often hit the same passages. It was like we had yearly trends for when we were more “devoted” to devotionals. There might be a research project somewhere in there, but I probably don’t need to analyze statistical data to understand the pattern and develop a strategy.

We needed a shorter devotional book—something that lasted a month, or maybe a week. Unfortunately, what we needed wouldn’t be substantial enough for a book. It would be more like a booklet, something you wouldn’t find in a bookstore, but something you could find online.

I developed this 7-day devotional for children, from preschool to elementary age, so your family can set short-term goals and achieve them. This devotional will be part of series of online resources for families, and this verse will remain at the heart of this and future studies:

I have hidden your word in my heart

that I might not sin against you.

PSALM 119:11

 

ENJOY THE DEVOTIONAL!

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Favorite Poem #4: “Ecclesiastes 3: A Time for Everything”

Some of the most beautiful poetry ever written is in the Bible, and these are my absolute favorite verses. “A Time for Everything” is often included in literature anthologies, and over the years, I was lucky enough to teach the passage.

Also, I love The Byrds’ song, which is based on these verses, and I included a link to “Turn, Turn, Turn.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNopQq5lWqQ

 

ECCLESIASTES 3

A Time for Everything

 1 There is a time for everything,
       and a season for every activity under heaven:

 2 a time to be born and a time to die,
       a time to plant and a time to uproot,

 3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
       a time to tear down and a time to build,

 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
       a time to mourn and a time to dance,

 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
       a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

 6 a time to search and a time to give up,
       a time to keep and a time to throw away,

 7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
       a time to be silent and a time to speak,

 8 a time to love and a time to hate,
       a time for war and a time for peace.