It’s hard not to notice the recent resurgence of superheroes–Superman, Batman, Spiderman, The Avengers…But why are they reappearing? Part of the reason is that people my age are having kids and want to relive their childhoods. A recent Economist article also cited “the decline of religion in a more secular world” as a reason for the popularity of modern “mythmaking.” In other words, superheroes and the … Continue reading

Our hunt for hidden treasure and a pearl of great price

We kept up the parable adventure with two more: the parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl. (You can read about our initial parable adventures at We’re going on a parable hunt.) First, we read the parable of the hidden treasure. It is short and sweet: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it … Continue reading Our hunt for hidden treasure and a pearl of great price

We’re going on a parable hunt

It’s the time of the year when pastel-colored eggs, bunny rabbits and chocolate in various forms take over huge sections of Targets, Walmarts and pharmacies across the country. As clever marketers would like us to think, spring is in the air and it’s time to buy our kids candy and new clothes. A stuffed animal wouldn’t hurt either. Not to mention a basket, confetti, eggs, … Continue reading We’re going on a parable hunt

3 reasons to send your kids to Sunday school

A recent blog post I wrote gave the wrong impression that we had a bad experience at a Sunday school and that we are unhappy with Sunday schools in general. We want to make it abundantly clear that we believe in the importance of Sunday school for your kids and our kids. Here’s why. 1. Kids hear someone besides you talk about God. Input from mom … Continue reading 3 reasons to send your kids to Sunday school

Toddler Bible: the fiery thermos and other tales

When our three-year old told us, “Daniel disobeyed God and the lions ate him!” we started to realize that what we teach our children is not always what they understand. Case in point, our five-year old was “reading” the story of Elijah this morning. “Elijah was fed by raisins,” he read. The stories seem clear enough to us when we read them to our children, but somehow input does … Continue reading Toddler Bible: the fiery thermos and other tales

You know it’s been too long since you’ve posted when…

you can’t remember your password to log in to your blog. Yeah. After my husband dislocated his shoulder, I decided the blog was just one thing too many. But he is officially out of his sling now (10 days ago) and getting stronger every day. No more excuses! My kids have really been enjoying reading the kid-oriented parables in Favorite Parables from the Bible: Stories … Continue reading You know it’s been too long since you’ve posted when…

Boys, toys and pearls

Jesus is our pearl of great price. Or so I was trying to explain during a Sunday school lesson this morning. As the parable says, the kingdom of God is like a merchant finding a beautiful pearl and happily selling all his possessions to buy it. Instead of pearls, however, we were talking about something more valuable: toys. Would you be willing to give your … Continue reading Boys, toys and pearls