Posts Tagged ‘children’

Santa

December 6, 2017

What do you do with Santa? You can’t ignore him because he is pictured everywhere. Your children will see and hear about him. Other children will be excited and talk about him.

Do you really want your children to find out you did not tell them the truth?

In our home, having a large family, we did talk about Santa this way;

Santa is pretend. A fairy tale like Cinderella or Snow White. Fun to think about but they are not real.

They were allowed to sit on Santa’s lap and have their picture taken but they knew that he was just a man pretending to be Santa.

The gifts they receive come from Daddy and Mommy because God gives blessings of being able to work.

We had fun with our children and played make believe with them about Santa but always told them the real meaning of Christmas is because it is Jesus birthday.

The manger scene was always in a prominent place in our home. (Still is)

We celebrated His birthday with a cake. Also, taught the true joy is in giving not receiving.

Did this hurt our children? No. They really enjoyed Christmas but never had the pain of finding out that Santa is not real and that their parents had not told the truth.

We always told them not to tell their friends because their Mom or Dad must tell them when it is time for them to know.

Have fun with your children this Christmas. Make some memories that are uniquely yours.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

(You May think this looks familiar and it will be. Christmas blogs are repeated from previous years and still worth repeating.)

#Christmas, #Santa

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Testimony from Past Event

March 3, 2017

One of the blessings of being in the same event year after year is the people who stop by the booth to give a testimony of the blessing they received from SOS Events in years passed. Yesterday, a woman stopped by the booth at  Strawberry Festival to thank the workers and said her daughter had gotten saved last year. She told the worker how happy she is to know her daughter will be with her in Heaven. She will bring her son to the booth in the future when he is a little older so he will understand how to be saved. Soul winning at events has a lasting effect on people.  We Praise the Lord for giving us the opportunity to witness at events.

Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Children

January 16, 2017

Graceanne Williams

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending my daughter, Graceanne’s, Sunday School class that she teaches. What a blessing to see and hear one of our children, as an adult following the Lord. Graceanne spoke about the Bible and how to study and grow closer to the Lord through daily reading and meditating on the Bible.

Training children is not an easy task. It requires wisdom, consistency, prayer and patience. In our family daily devotions together was required from the time they were born. Regular church attendance and a good Christian school were all part of successful child rearing. A home where parents were united in love, discipline and good times were also part of our home when the children were growing up. Also, the willingness to admit when we are wrong goes a long way to build trust in your children. 

If you are a young parent do not be discouraged. Look at your children not as they are but what they will become when the Lord directs them in the future.

Carolyn Curtis

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

The Balloon, Necklace and A Parking Place

August 26, 2016

What do these 3 things have in common? They are all answers to a child’s prayer. For the next three days you will be able to find out how God answers prayer of a little child.

When Diana’s son, Anthony, was very young he went shopping with his Mom. It is typical for a child to want something at a store and he saw this beautiful balloon. He wanted it but money was short then and Diana told him they didn’t have money for the balloon.

“Why don’t you ask Jesus for the balloon?” his mother told him. So Anthony prayed and did ask Jesus for the balloon.

When the mail came there was a letter from Diana’s Mom with one dollar in it. Just enough for Anthony’s balloon. They went and brought the balloon. A little boy’s prayer was answered even before he asked because the letter was mailed days before.

Matthew 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Important Education

August 18, 2016

School has started or about to start in most USA states. The most important textbook we can have at any age, child or adult, is the Bible. Make sue that the Bible is the main source of education for yourself and your family.

Children Came

August 15, 2016

Another picture of the Family Fun Day in Tennesee. What a blessing to see children come to the Lord at an early age.


Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Little Children

June 30, 2016

A young boy, William, 7 years old got saved at Daily Vacation Bible School recently. He was so excited and went home and told his little 3 year old brother, Isaac, that that he needed to give his heart to Jesus.

Isaac replied, “I will give my heart to Jesus someday but I need it right now.” (William and Isaac are the Curtis’ great grandsons)

Children, especially when very young, sometimes do not understand the terminology we use to present the Gospel. Just as a reminder to those of us who witness to make sure that the person we witness to understands how to be saved. 

The simple “3 Things God Can Not Do” is a wonderful way to witness to older children and adults but when talking with younger children we need to make sure they understand. Sometimes it is better to give a tract or witness to the parent and trust God to bring the child to Himself when the child is a little older. Always ask the Holy Spirit to direct you when witnessing.

Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

A Christian Father

June 18, 2016

“The Word of God is our chart and compass as Christian Fathers. Without it we lose our way.” Anonymous 

A Christian father has a responsibility to teach his children the Word of God. To often in today’s world that training is left to Sunday school, Christian school, Grandma or neglected altogether. Getting the family together for Bible reading and prayer daily is the way to rear children who will not loose their way as teenagers and adults. Dads, it is not to late to start now.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Happy Mothers Day 

May 8, 2016

May God bless all the Mothers who read this blog. God gave us a special high calling in life when he gave us children. Every Mother is a teacher, nurse, helper, example and many more things to her children. It is a great responsibility but also one of the greatest blessings a woman can have.

Our children reflect who we are. So Moms be the best you can be for them. The only way that we can be what our children need is through Jesus Christ. Follow Him and get instruction from the Bible that has much to say about rearing children. Then when they are adults thy will know they are blessed to have a Godly Mother.

Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Children

April 22, 2016

The Bible says that children are a heritage from the Lord. We have been blessed with some wonderful children. So today I am thanking the Lord for the wonderful family he has given and I trust that you will be praising the Lord for your family also. If you have a son or daughter and grandchildren also, take time today to tell them you love them, give them a call if they live far away, or the best thing you can possibly do is keep them always in your prayers.

Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.