January 2018 - Week 4 Elementary Parent Cue

  JANUARY

           2018

WEEK FOUR:

MARK 12:41-44
The Widow's Offering

SAY THIS:

Practice living
for God.

DO THIS:

MORNING TIME


Think of a goal your child has. Maybe something they are showing commitment on. When you see your child in the morning, let the first thing you say to them be encouragement about their goal! "Good morning! I think it is awesome you are so committed to ____. I can't wait to see how God uses this talent in you."

REMEMBER THIS:

"Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come.”
1 Timothy 4:8, NIrV

LIFE APP:  
COMMITMENT – Making a plan and putting it into practice
From Parent Cue:
LITTLE IS THE NEW BIG
By Jon Acuff

 

The funny thing about having big fun with your kids is that it doesn’t take a big moment. Have you ever noticed that? The times you planned something expensive and complicated with your kids, they barely blinked an eye. The time you washed the car in your driveway, threw sponges at each other, and they talked about it forever.

Why does that happen?

I think it’s the “cardboard box” effect. Every parent has had one of those moments when your child ignores the present you got them and instead goes gaga for the box it comes in. “No,” you think to yourself, “that’s just a cardboard box. The actual toy lights up and has laser beam sounds and is amazing.” But your toy protests go ignored as they chew on their new favorite object on the planet.

The cardboard box effect continues as they get older and starts to apply to experiences, not just presents . . .

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