Passion Week

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Passion Week, in which we we observe, worship and celebrate the events that lead up to Christs death on the cross for our sins and defeated death by His Resurrection.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life.  Romans 6:23

This past MOPS meeting, we celebrated Easter by reviewing the events that unfolded over Passion Week and we encourage you to follow through these Passion Week passages that tell the story of the events leading to Christs death on the cross and his resurrection.

Helping our children understand that there is SO much more to Easter than the Easter Bunny is an important role we as parents have.  Focus on the Family has a lot of tools that we can use to assist us in this.  For smaller children, who think so literally, and are visual, making Resurrection Rolls or Resurrection cookies is a great activity to illustrate Christs death and resurrection

January 14th Meeting

I enjoyed seeing you all again yesterday! I trust you all benefited from Peggy’s story about parenting her 4 children and their different needs being not at all what she expected for her life. I especially liked how she trusted God’s many promises in God’s Word to get her through the ‘curve balls’ that were thrown her (so to speak) especially this past year.
The song she played at the end was “Promises” by SANCTUS REAL. Here are some of the promises in the Bible she mentioned:

2 Corinthians 12:9-10
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather
boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults,
with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”

and
Luke 4:18  “He (God) has sent Me (Jesus) to heal the brokenhearted…..”

After Hearing Peggy’s story, we were able to watch the MOPS Video regarding our children; Kid’s Bucket List, and discuss the ways we can connect and understand them more and build them up into who God has created them to be.  If you would like to take your child’s Personality Quiz and Love Language Test, you can do so by clicking the links.  These are great tools helping us grow our children and to have a wonderful relationship with them as well. If you would like ideas on how to connect with your children on a deeper level, Kathi Lipp’s website has many tools that you can use.  If you find these resources helpful to you, you can purchase Kathi’s book: 21 Ways to Connect With Your Kids.