Family Disciple Me responds to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Homeschool in Hard Times

By Shannon Misner

So, you suddenly find yourself at home with kids out of school for the upcoming weeks. What are you going to do with them? As a homeschooling mom for the past 10 years, let me just say: YOU CAN “SCHOOL” YOUR KIDS AT HOME!  

You may think you have to be super patient or be an expert in all subjects in order to teach your kids at home. Let me just tell you… neither of those thoughts are true. There is no one who wants your child to succeed more than you. So I encourage you to use this time to teach your children the subjects you know best or even reclaim your education by learning along with your children! 

Do you love to cook? Start cooking classes with your kids! 

Do you love to exercise? Start your own “PE” class with your kids and workout together! (A 16 year old daughter who wants to exercise is great accountability for me when I’m all for skipping a day!) 

Do you like reading? Get cozy on the couch and read aloud to your kids!  Let your kids read aloud to you, write a book report or give a speech about a book.

Want to improve math skills? Review all math facts from subtraction to multiplication to squares to cubes! There are fun songs online you can use to help memorize these.  

Want to read the Bible? Start today reading through the Bible together aloud. Let your kids pick their favorite verse and write it out on a 3×5 card to memorize.  

Let your older children teach your younger children different subjects that they love.  

Practice public speaking. Give your child one word and one minute to come up with three points to make a one minute impromptu speech.  

Practice debate. Pick any political topic and assign each child a different side of the argument that they must defend against their sibling. 

Learn a new skill. Is there something your child has always wanted to learn to do? At Christmas, Chase wanted a jigsaw to build a skateboard ramp. We gave him a jigsaw and he built that ramp himself. 🙂  

Practice penmanship. Have your children write thank you notes to your local, state and federal representatives.  

Encourage others. Pick a future holiday and have your kids make themed cards to pass out during that season at local retirement homes.  

There is SO MUCH you can do with your kids to teach them while they are “out” of school.  Don’t feel overwhelmed. As a parent you really can teach your kids. No, it won’t look exactly like what they would have learned in their classroom at their regular school, but that is ok. 

And maybe one day we’ll all be able to look back on this time in our nations’ history and be thankful for the fact that it at least gave us extra time together with our families. ❤️❤️❤️

© 2020 Shannon Misner, Family Disciple Me

May You Pray for people each day

May You Pray…For People Each Day

When someone matters to us, one of the best things we can do for them is to pray for them! As we remember others in our prayers, our God “remembers” to listen to us!

Jesus The Lord God Almighty

The “Who Is Jesus?” Series: “The Lord God Almighty”

Our world worships many gods. Jesus is different from all of these because He doesn’t claim to be a god, He said He is the Almighty God from eternity past to eternity future.

The Way and the Truth

The “Who Is Jesus?” Series: “The Way and The Truth”

With this verse, Jesus put a stake in the ground about Himself. If He is who He says He is, this must affect what we believe is true and what way we choose.

The Resurrection and the Life

The “Who Is Jesus?” Series: “The Resurrection and the Life”

Based on what Jesus said about death, we have two options in life: we can live however we want, OR we can live for the One who said He is the resurrection and the life.

The Good Friday Series - - - Why is “Good Friday” Good?

The Good Friday Series: Why is “Good Friday” Good?

Sin’s wages of death is one each of us must cash, but Jesus took that paycheck to the bank of the cross, cashed it for us and offers us the gift of “eternal life” instead.

The Good Friday Series

The Good Friday Series: Why do “Good People” do Bad Things?

Whether we intend to sin or not, we do sin. And here’s the thing: there is no “good” sin. All sin is bad, and even “good” people have sin in their lives.

Be the Light

St. Patrick’s Day: Be The Light

God calls us to be His light-bearers in a dark world. This is what the real St. Patrick did as he took God’s light to 5th-century Ireland. We can follow his example in our lives!

THE MENDING: How God Uses Us to Help Change the World

The Mending: How God Uses Us to Help Change the World

With the threads of change in our lives, we go into a broken world as messengers about the mending God offers everybody. We can help change the world by telling the Good News of reconciliation!

THE MENDING: How God Changes Us

The Mending: How God Changes Us

We can’t fix all the brokenness around us or even in us. However, our great God doesn’t make us figure out how to mend and fix ourselves. He helps us and reconciles us to Himself.

Help People Find Jesus’ Healing

LOVE LIKE THIS: “Help People Find Jesus’ Healing”

We are surrounded by hurting people who may be as paralyzed in brokenness as the invalid in John 5. He had no friends to help him find healing, but that doesn’t have to be true of people in our life!

May You Pray…For People Each Day

When someone matters to us, one of the best things we can do for them is to pray for them! As we remember others in our prayers, our God “remembers” to listen to us!

The “Who Is Jesus?” Series: “The Lord God Almighty”

Our world worships many gods. Jesus is different from all of these because He doesn’t claim to be a god, He said He is the Almighty God from eternity past to eternity future.

The “Who Is Jesus?” Series: “The Way and The Truth”

With this verse, Jesus put a stake in the ground about Himself. If He is who He says He is, this must affect what we believe is true and what way we choose.

The “Who Is Jesus?” Series: “The Resurrection and the Life”

Based on what Jesus said about death, we have two options in life: we can live however we want, OR we can live for the One who said He is the resurrection and the life.

The Good Friday Series: Why is “Good Friday” Good?

Sin’s wages of death is one each of us must cash, but Jesus took that paycheck to the bank of the cross, cashed it for us and offers us the gift of “eternal life” instead.

The Good Friday Series: Why do “Good People” do Bad Things?

Whether we intend to sin or not, we do sin. And here’s the thing: there is no “good” sin. All sin is bad, and even “good” people have sin in their lives.

St. Patrick’s Day: Be The Light

God calls us to be His light-bearers in a dark world. This is what the real St. Patrick did as he took God’s light to 5th-century Ireland. We can follow his example in our lives!

The Mending: How God Uses Us to Help Change the World

With the threads of change in our lives, we go into a broken world as messengers about the mending God offers everybody. We can help change the world by telling the Good News of reconciliation!

The Mending: How God Changes Us

We can’t fix all the brokenness around us or even in us. However, our great God doesn’t make us figure out how to mend and fix ourselves. He helps us and reconciles us to Himself.

LOVE LIKE THIS: “Help People Find Jesus’ Healing”

We are surrounded by hurting people who may be as paralyzed in brokenness as the invalid in John 5. He had no friends to help him find healing, but that doesn’t have to be true of people in our life!

What Shall We Say about St Valentine

The man who inspired Valentine’s Day was a man who loved God and people with all his heart. His true story set an example of love for us to follow!

What Shall We Say About… Purpose During the Pandemic

As the body of Christ, this season is our chance to rise up and live for more than ourselves. In Jesus’ Name, we can love and help others just like God has loved and helped us.

What Shall We Say About… In Fear, Take Heart

In the midst of all the chaos and uncertainties and changes I had to stop and ask myself one very important question: “What am I going to focus on?”

What Shall We Say About… St Patrick

How do we translate our relationship with the Lord to those He’s entrusted to us? How do we speak Him into their lives? It’s an outgrowth of Seeking Him.

What Shall We Say About… Seeking Him and Speaking Him

How do we translate our relationship with the Lord to those He’s entrusted to us? How do we speak Him into their lives? It’s an outgrowth of Seeking Him.

What Shall We Say About… Endurance

I have never been pushed so far outside my comfort zone and for so long. Yet, I learned during my personal ‘Crucible of Starvation and Sleep Deprivation’ that the darkest and coldest valleys provide the greatest opportunity to reinvent ourselves, grow, and move closer to God.

What Shall We Say About Santa

The real Santa was a generous man who loved Jesus and loved others. What shall we say to the children about him? We should say his is an example to follow!

What Shall We Say About Salvation

How do we lead our children to understand salvation? Is it our job…or God’s? My journey in asking God how to lead my kids to Him has been a gift.

What Shall We Say About… Prayer during the Pandemic

Kids, today we pray. TODAY WE PRAY.

It’s pretty clear what God wants us to do during time of pestilence and disease. He wants us to fall on our faces and cry out to Him, in humility, repentance and faith. So let’s pray today!!!

What Shall We Say About… Fear

The current coronavirus pandemic is a strategic time to disciple our kids about FEAR! How God’s Word says we should handle fear in our lives, whatever that fear is for each of us.

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