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Here are some great resources to encourage us as we lead our little ones to love Jesus and love others!

Love Does for Kids

I’ve been able to get a prerelease copy of the first five chapters of Bob Goff’s new book, Love Does for Kids and it’s super cute and a fun read! The pics are fun and the stories he tells are so great! I wouldn’t necessarily classify this as deep theology; however, the basic and simple command to love others as Christ loves them permeates each chapter I’ve read so far. I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the book! You can preorder it and find out more info over at The Love Does for Kids Website !

(A quick disclaimer, I was a part of this Book Launch Team and will be sharing more about the book in days to come!)

Culture

We’ve been having lots of random discussions lately about different cultures and what that even means. We recently “adopted” a college student from China and so we’ve been learning about how they do things differently and different isn’t bad!

I came across this great graphic that helps explain what culture is and all that makes up one’s culture! Hope it helps you in explaining it to your little ones too!

(I wish I knew where this came from, found it in the world of Pinterest but it wasn’t linked to the original author!)

Cool World Cooking

My oldest has been loving baking and cooking lately with me! So I’ve been on the hunt for some good international recipes that she can help me make! I came across this cookbook series over on Amazon, Cool World Cooking. It’s super cute and has a book for several different regions like Africa, Middle East, Italian and French. And just a tip, the more they are in the kitchen with you, the more likely they are to eat what is served! Just try it and hopefully you’ll be surprised! Which regional foods look yummy to you?

Questions

It’s so important to be intentional in our conversations with our kiddos. Do you talk to them about your faith? About what God is teaching you?

It’s also important to chat about topics like poverty and homelessness, refugees, cultures, religions, and other “hot topic” social issues. But sometimes we don’t know where to start or what to say. That can’t or shouldn’t stop us though. If you aren’t chatting with them, the world surely is! I pray my voice is always loudest with my girls – but not louder than the Lord’s voice.

Here is a great article with questions that can encourage conversations around poverty.

What resources can you share with other mamas as we strive to live On Mission?

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