Meditating Scripture with Kids

Psalm 1:3 says this about people who meditate on scripture, “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” And isn’t this what we all want for our children (and ourselves)?

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Seth Dahl
How God is Like a Carseat

Lately I’ve been meditating on the scripture Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You”. We were actually singing a song about this in the car, so I was asking God to show me a way to convey this verse to my children.

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Seth Dahl
You Say that Repeatedly

I had a great conversation with my daughter recently. As she was leaving my room, I hugged her and told her I love her. She looked at me and said, “Dad! You say that repeatedly (she just learned the word ‘repeatedly’ so she’s currently using it all the time).I told her, “For the rest of your life, out of all the things I say to you, ‘I love you’ is going to be the thing I repeat to you the most, because it is the most important thing of all.”

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Spiritual Warfare and Children

Recently, I was asked the question, “What do I do when my kids give too much attention to the devil?” It was written by a children’s pastor who has a child who is fascinated with destroying the devil. He draws pictures of bombing him; he talks about it all the time, and it is constantly being brought up.

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Seth Dahl
Let’s lower our “Parenting Pain Tolerance”

Oftentimes, we think of pain as physical pain. You fell and scraped your knee, or your grandmother tripped and broke her hip. There are other types of pain as well. There is a certain degree of “pain” when your family life isn’t going well or doesn’t feel peaceful. My wife and I have a super low “pain” tolerance when it comes to parenting.

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Seth Dahl
Loving God Isn’t Hard

Our love for Him is always a response to His love for us. “We love Him because He first love us.” (1 John 4:19) Jesus released forgiveness to us on the cross. He forgave us for everything first before we ever even loved Him.

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Seth Dahl