1 Corinthians 13 Bible Study Printables

1 Corinthians 13

Here are the printables that are needed for our online study of 1 Corinthians 13. Click the titles to download the PDFs.

Bible Study Plan

Bible Study Plan

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Preschool Homeschool Week in Review (28 September to 2 October 2015

I have not posted about our homeschool adventure in a while. We are still very much moving along happily in our homeschool journey.

This is what the week looked like for my little one.

The story of Job. We looked at Job’s response to his friends who came to comfort him.

Caves: How stalactites are formed. We looked at various pictures of caves and then began to make our own  cave with stalactites. Look out for a finished cave next week



Number Concepts:
-Less than
-reproducing patterns

Fine motor:
– transferring beads using tweezers
– threading beads

– reading pictures, letters and words from left to right
– learning two-letter sight words

Art and Craft:
Making a window. The children chose their curtains and decide on what scenery we could see through their windows.


~water painting. I could not find a better way to describe it so there we have that name. This first picture we dropped food dye onto a piece of paper and then sprayed it with water.

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In this picture we wet the paper and then dropped the food colour onto it ans watched it spread in the paper



We are working on learning the words to the chorus “Soon and Very Soon” and loud and soft sounds

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Stay Connected

Recently I had no internet connection for almost a week except for when I was able to get online with my phone. Surfing the internet with my phone was not fun at all. The screen was too small, it moved too slow and it was very difficult to type on.

But in my time without the internet two main things came to my mind

  1. How strong is my connection to God?
  2. When that connection is broken what lengths am I willing to go to to get that connection up and running?

John 15: 1- 5 NLT
“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener.
He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.
You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you.
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.

I have to choose daily to be connected to Jesus. Without that connection I am like a dead branch which can never bear fruit. But I do want to bear fruit! I want to stay connected to Him always.

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Knowing Your Children

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Welcome back to another parenting weekend. Today I will be sharing about something my husband taught me that changed how I discipline my children.  But before we get into this post which is the final one for our September series, I would like to invite you to preview all of the posts for September here, and the entire Parenting Weekend Series here. And of course be sure to our co-host Grace’s website here and our other co-host Lisa here.


Knowing Your Children. Remaining Calm when Disciplining

by Tanya


I posted before about how what I typically do to remain calm when disciplining my children.

In addition to those things I do, I have to take into account who I am dealing with. My children have different personalities. One is quieter in their response while the other is more matter-of-fact in how they respond to you. One likes to play all the time while the other likes to laugh. There are a lot more things that I could highlight to show that they are very different too.

Since they are so different I can’t expect that they will respond the same way to things, or the same kind of discipline will work with both of them.

When I am dealing with my son they are certain things that will work with him. Likewise they are certain things that will only work with my daughter. Since my son is older and things worked with him I decided to try them with my daughter.  I mean, why reinvent the wheel? When they often didn’t work, I because frustrated, frazzled etc. (You know how you get when a child is pushing all of your buttons and you just can’t find anything to work to curb the behavior….)

Anyway, my husband was the one to really helped put things into perspective for me. After a rough day of dealing with the children and not feeling like I was effective at disciplining them, I called him to talk about what we could do to help with the behavior (So I may have said “I just don’t know what to do! These children are driving me nuts! Nothing I am doing is working! When I talk to our son he pretends he has not heard me. When I put our daughter in time out she laughs and plays…) His reply was that I couldn’t expect to use the same methods with both children because they are different. What works for one doesn’t mean that it will work for the other.

Profound I tell you.

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So I took his advice and tried to figure out what would work for which child. You cannot imagine how much that changed my life! Because I was able to properly tailor the discipline to the children I did spend time being frustrated that something was not working. One child can be placed on time out. That is effect in disciplining them; the other one, a very stern talking to can work. Those are just a few examples of what I did to save my sanity and health, after all stress kills. I was way too stressed by disciplining now that I have a better understanding of what works for who, I find I am much calmer when dealing with discipline.

And you know what too? Me being calm means that the day goes a lot better than it would if I was stressed, frustrated and overwhelmed.


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Parent Today As if there is No Tomorrow.

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Today is our second last post in our September Parenting Weekend. Join us starting October 3rd for our first post dealing with the topic Raising children to be leaders.

our co-host Lisa shares with us about how she remains calm when disciplining her children. Her secret lies in how she views parenting in general and how she sees her job as a Christian parent.


imageParent Today As if there is No Tomorrow.

By Lisa

I care about my children’s feelings.  I want them to feel respected and appreciated.   I want them to know that they are valuable and that they are more important to me than anything else.

My family comes first in my life.  They are a gift from God and I cherish every second with them.  I strive to live each day as if it was my last.

Tomorrow is not promised. 

I can’t worry about that.  There is no time to fret about the unknown.

I make sure that my little blessings know that they are desirable, precious, and important.  I remind them that they belong to God and that they are protected by His mighty hand.  I encourage them to seek God’s truths.

They are my jewels from God’s big treasure box.

I know that if I die in the morning I can rest in peace.  Because, my two jewels understand who Jesus is and so do I.  We find comfort in knowing that we belong to the Creator of the universe and that our real home is with Him in Heaven.

I don’t take lightly the calling on my life to create a heavenly home for my family.  A home where laughter reins, peace abounds, and grace unlocks shame.   

Truly there is no place like home.  We fail as a family and we get back up.  We sin and we forgive.  We get knocked down by fear and we get back up in faith.

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Don’t forget our upcoming themes:

October 2015: Raising children to be leaders
As parents we don’t want our children to follow the norms and practices of this world. We want them to think for themselves and to inspire other to do what is right.

November 2015: Parenting a strong-willed child
Parenting is Jo easy business and it often times seems ten times worse when a strong-willed child in thrown into the mix. How do parents of strong-willed children cope? What advice can we share with parents?

If you are interested in writing for this series contact me at godscharacter@outlook.com.

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