All Ye Little Children

All Ye Little Children

By on Nov 16, 2017 in Preschool | 0 comments

In the 3’s preschool class, students have been excitedly learning, growing, and deepening their understanding and knowledge about God. A part of our morning is spent at the carpet during Bible time. We start out by saying pledges (to the American flag, Christian flag, and the Bible), and then we praise God with singing! The kids just love to lift up their voices to the Lord. Bible is probably one of the first words they learned how to spell (through song)! After each song, they applaud with such enthusiasm. Next, we learn about a Bible truth by looking at pictures, reading from the Bible, and even acting out stories. Each day we practice memorizing the weekly Bible verse. Students love to recite it using motions and silly voices. After, we pray to close our Bible time and also in preparation for snack. The preschoolers are truly hiding God’s Word in their heart through pledges, music, devotions, and prayer. It truly warms my heart to hear them singing throughout the day on their own. It gives me goosebumps! They are learning about what it means to praise Him. Psalm 100. Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 
Worship the Lord with gladness;
 come before him with joyful songs. 
Know that the Lord is God.
 It is he who made us, and we are his;
 we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving
 and his courts with praise;
 give thanks to him and praise his name. 
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
 his faithfulness continues through all generations. By Preschool Teacher, Krista...

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Teacher Ponders Harvest

Teacher Ponders Harvest

By on Oct 17, 2017 in Preschool |

I love fall! To me, it is the most beautiful season of all. I love seeing the colorful arrangements of mums, pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and straw bales put out to celebrate the season and the harvest. As the leaves splendidly change colors, I get excited at the prospect of cooler temperatures, football games, apple cider, pumpkin doughnuts, and family gatherings! I’m sure to many, autumn represents work, long hours harvesting the crops that were planted in the spring. I remember many days of my childhood in the late summer and early fall spent helping harvest the produce of our garden and helping preserve them. Each year as I drive by the fields of drying beans or corn, I can’t help but think of God’s faithfulness. It never ceases to amaze me that year after year, He provides just what those plants need to grow and produce. And I reflect on God’s faithfulness to me. I offer a prayer of thanksgiving and praise to God. Often, I’ll sing one of my favorite hymns, Great Is Thy Faithfulness. The second verse of that song speaks about God’s faithfulness as the Creator. He created everything and continues to sustain it. Colossians 1:17 says, And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. The first verse of that hymn describes the faithfulness of God’s character. He is the same always. He never changes! His mercies to us never change! Isaiah said it like this in chapter 25, verse 1, O Lord, you are my God. I will exalt you, I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things; your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. In Numbers 23:19 Moses states, God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Jeremiah declares in Lamentations 3:22-23, Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed for his mercies never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. God has never failed me. Beginning with providing the way to reconciliation with Him and continuing each day of my life. He is faithful, providing what I need, just...

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