Monday

5 Best Quotes on Relationships - Coffee & Conversation




Here is my choice for the 
5 Best Quotes on the subject of Relationships







I am not a fan of QUOTES

In fact sometimes I get very annoyed at how people almost treat a quote
 as more important than the 
Word of God


I actually wrote a blog post about Do We Really Need This Quote?








However I do see that there are certain topics that there are some great quotes on from some very reliable people. This month I'm thinking about Relationships so let's get encouraged with some quotes around this.

There are many quotes from so many people on the subject of Relationships with God and with others but I prefer to only refer to or recommend ones from people who I trust as standing firm on the Word of God.

So in the list below I will quote


NOT  Rick Warren   but   Tim Keller

 NOT  Watchman Nee   but   Warren Wiersbe

NOT  Kay Arthur  but   J.C. Ryle





1.  J.C. Ryle

"But depend on it, bad company in this life, is the sure way to procure worse company in the life to come."











2.  Tim Keller

"Two things we want so desperately, glory and relationship, can coexist only in God."







3.  Randy Alcorn

"Countless mistakes in marriage, parenting, ministry, and other relationships are failures to balance grace and truth.  Sometimes we neglect both.  Often we choose one over the other."







Have you read the 5 Best Quotes on Relationships?










4.  C.S. Lewis

"Do not waste time bothering whether you "love" your neighbour; act as if you did."








5.  Warren Wiersbe


   "We may not be able to prevent other people from being our enemies, but we can prevent ourselves from being enemies toward others."   

 






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Saturday

Christian songs for Kids - Love One Another like Sister & Brother



Do you find it hard to get visuals and recordings for different kids songs?






I have always found this a problem so I am now sharing songs that I have used with children providing you with 



Visuals 
Powerpoint or Picture 
or details of how you can make one 


Words   
Chords also available


Recording  
mp3 or video to learn the song 



Then if you would like to download the visual of the song there will be a link provided to my creation, or I will direct you to where else you can find it.   



This month I am taking the theme of



 LOVE

It is very important that our children grow up knowing about the Love of God from an early age and also the command of God that we should all love one another because God loves us.



The song I have chosen is 


 Love One Another like Sister & Brother

Not exactly sure where I first learnt this one but I do know I have been teaching it to children for many years.



It has an easy, catchy tune and very simple actions


The song teaches children that they should love everyone like family and the reason we need to do this is because God wants us to live together in love and care about each other and we learn how to love others from the way He loves us.





VISUAL

Some years ago I started to make Powerpoint Presentations of the many Kids songs I would sing with Kids in church, Sunday School and in Schools and then more recently Fred & I have been making videos using the graphics I had previously used or upgrades of them.

These are the pictures from the Powerpoint Presentation for Love One Another Like Sister & Brother









These can be printed out on cards (A4 or Letter size) and using this type of visual gives me the opportunity to involve 2 children in holding up the cards or I can hold one in each hand.

Download them HERE




WORDS

Love One Another Like Sister and Brother

Love one another like sister and brother
Cause that's the way it should be
Love one another like sister and brother
Cause that's the way it should be


Cause God loves you
And I love you 
And that's the way it should be
God loves you
And I love you 
And that's the way it should be


To Download a copy of these words with chords for guitar and piano 
CLICK HERE










ACTIONS

Love one another   -   hands held on heart
like sister and brother   -   point around
Cause that's the way it should be   -   clapping
Love one another   -   hands held on heart
like sister and brother   -   point around
Cause that's the way it should be   -   clapping


Cause God   -  point up
loves   -   hands held on heart
you   -   point outward
And I   
point to self
love   -   hands held on heart 
you   -   point outward
And that's the way it should be   -   clapping
God   -  point up
loves   -   hands held on heart
you   -   point outward
And I   
-  point to self
love   -   hands held on heart 
you   -   point outward
And that's the way it should be   -   clapping





RECORDING

I can not find any recordings of this song other than the video that Fred and I made recently which you can watch below:







I Hope you enjoy the song and this is a help to you.




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Monday

What are Good Friends? + Free Friends Rhyme - Coffee & Conversation









What are Friends?

What are GOOD Friends?

Are you blessed with Good Friends?

I know I am.







And I know that in the different places I have lived in the world God has always provided good friends.


One example from America was the person who invited my three kids and myself for a meal after our first Sunday in the church when we had only been in the country for 2 weeks & Fred was in Germany with work.  She had just met me and did this for us even though she already had another couple and another family of four coming for dinner.
Throughout our 3 years there this friend was always looking out for us and willing to have our kids stay over to let us go on a special weekend.


One example from Belgium was the person who called me up after her husband had met my husband Fred at church and arranged to take me for coffee and show me around the area, then they also took us to a homegroup and many more friendships grew from that.


Then there are the friends from our younger years who we may not see too often but they are still good friends and we can pick up on the friendship even after a long break between seeing them.


Some years ago I started to make Name Rhymes and sell them at craft fairs along with some other items so today I thought I would include one to help to describe what Good Friends are.






So again I ask

Are you blessed with Good Friends?

Are you thankful to them?

Are you thankful to God for providing good friends?

Some say that to have good friends, you yourself, need to be a good friend.

I believe that we shouldn't be a good friend to have a good friend in return but we should simply do as God would want us to do and


just be that good friend regardless of any benefits to ourselves.


Let's do it!
Come on we can do it!