Monday, Apr 29 2013 

I started this blog with the intent of sharing craft ideas for use in teaching Bible class.  Soon after our congregation began using the Engraving Heavenly Truths curriculum and I found myself doing less crafting.  As we have moved through this curriculum, I have discovered several good resourses and wanted to share them with anyone who can and will use them.    One great resource is Creation to Revelation.  Here you will find a master disc of pictures that take you through the entire Bible.  They can be printed and used as visual aides or you could let your students build a Bible timeline.  You will also find a drill disc which has the 7 days of creation, 10 plagues, 10 commandments, etc.  Another great resource is Apologetics Press.  Here you will find a number of books that can be used in kids class as well as discovery magazine.  I purchased a copy of “Dinosaurs Unleashed” which was fascinating and quite useful.

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Here is another book that is just chock full of information regarding the creation.  My kids loved some of the stuff we talked about in this book.  It really fills one with amazement at all that God created.

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One more book that I think you will just love and find immensely useful is Gospel Light’s “Big Book of Bible Story Fun.”  This book is written for 6 – 12 year olds.  You will find drawing lessons, ideas for play dough and even telling the stories using hand movements.  All of which are reproducible.  I just love this book.  I use the drawings nearly every week.

9780830730599One last thing I wanted to tell you about is a set of study books written by Bob and Sandra Waldron.  They take you through a survey of the entire Bible.  I am currently working my way through the Old Testament.  These books are fantastic.  They are full of  information that makes it easy to understand the Bible.  Everything is laid out in an easy to navigate format which is again easy to understand.  I have learned so much.  A friend loaned me her copies of these books.  I am loving them so much and am so excited about them that I have ordered my own set.  I can’t wait to finish the study and then work through it again.  These books will be immensely useful in your personal Bible study.  This in turn will make you a better teacher.  After all, we can’t teach what we ourselves don’t know.  I ordered my set of books from CEI books.  You can also get them through the Engraving Heavenly Truths website.  I hope you find these helpful and I pray all the best for your study of God’s Word and your bible class.

Monday, Jan 12 2009 

I realize I haven’t posted nearly as much as I had hoped when I began this little enterprise.  We are getting ready to begin a new curriculum at our church.  I am currently teaching, while some are in a teacher’s training class.  I will enter the training class in April and will prepare to teach in July, August, and September.  The new curriculum is called Engraving Heavenly Truths.  It is a four year program in which we will approach the bible from various perspectives.  We will do a survey of both the Old and New Testaments, then a look at the men and women of both the Old and New Testaments, and a look at the geography of both the Old and New Testaments.  It is a scary and exciting prospect.  You can find out more about this curriculum by clicking here.  I hope as I enter the training class to have more material and thoughts to share.  In the meantime I am finding myself quite busy preparing lessons for both Sunday and Wednesday.  Transistion periods can be a lot of work!  I did make some scrolls for our students a couple of weeks ago.  These are simple to make and can be used with many different lessons.  The students should be able to make their own, if time permits.  I’ll get some pictures taken and post a tutorial later this week.  Thanks for your patience and support!

Elijah and the Ravens Friday, Nov 21 2008 

Our lesson last Sunday was about God sending Ravens with food to Elijah. We talked about God sending Elijah to the widow at Zarephath. The widow fed herself, her son, and Elijah during the remainder of the drought. Her jar of flour and jar of oil never ran out. We talked about how the ravens, Elijah, and the widow obeyed God. For our craft, we colored pictures of ravens, cut them out, glued to another piece of paper, and then wrote down ways we can obey God. The template and idea came from my teacher’s manual, New Life Through His Word. This curriculum is put out by 21st Century Christian.

Creation and Babel Tuesday, Sep 16 2008 




This week’s lesson was the Tower of Babel. We illustrated this lesson using a dry erase board and markers. My husband began drawing a tower on the board. When he needed a different color, he merely asked. The key was asking for the colors in a made up language. The girls didn’t know what color he needed and had to guess. They had fun with the game and I believe it beautifully illustrated the difficulties that occur when one cannot communicate with another. After our lesson was complete, the girls finished their work on Creation Mobiles from the week before. The internet is full of free pictures to color. I found a sun, flower, etc. and allowed the girls to color and decorate. Voila! An instant creation mobile.