What’s a two-minute devotion, you ask? We all want to awaken some spiritual thoughts in our kids’ brains before they head out to face the world at school, but if your house is anything like mine, mornings can be a total whirlwind. And so . . . enter the two-minute devotion! It’s a brief Bible-based discussion designed for school-aged kids, and you can talk about it in two to five minutes around the breakfast table before school. (And hey—there’s no law against doing these devotions later in the day, if your kids aren’t morning people!)
Picking the Right Friends
“Bad company corrupts good character” (1 Corinthians 15:33).
The beginning of the school year is the time when we make new friends, and that’s so much fun! But we need to choose our friends wisely. Are your friends helping you to become a better person and do the right thing, or do they encourage you to do wrong things? Are your friends kind to other people and respectful to the teachers?
Your friends at school might be different from you in that they may not know about God or try to obey him like our family does, and that’s okay. An important part of loving God means that we should try to be a positive influence on other people! But be smart about the friends you choose. If THEY are having a bad influence on YOU, then you need to be careful. It’s important that you choose friends who help you to feel proud of who you are and how you act when you hang out together.