I love a new school year, because it means a fresh start and a new routine. This is a great time to incorporate a new Bible Study and create a good quiet time routine into your day.
Now that my older girls are both reading fluently on their own (Praise the Lord), they are able to read their Bibles on their own and have their own quiet times.
Last year I wrote about our morning table time. I plan to do this again this year, but this time I want to make sure that I include personal Bible Studies into our morning basket.
My goal is to have them grab their Bibles and Bible studies out of their baskets right after breakfast. I am hoping that we can all work on our Bible Studies at the same time. I want to make this new year very special, so I bought my girls their very own “big” Bibles. They are very artsy and love to color and draw, so I wanted to get them their own journaling Bible.
These are the Bibles I bought for them:
Inspire Bible NLT: The Bible for Creative Journaling – this one has verses to color in and spaces to journal. It is also less than $20!
I love the Bible Studies from Not Consumed. They are open and go, and written in an easy to understand and sweet tone. This is the first one that we are going to start with this year:
Developing a Quiet Time: A Biblical Study for Kids
This is a biblical study for kids that walks them through the process of learning to have a daily devotional time with God. During 4 weeks of study, we learn what the Bible has to say about this topic, how a daily quiet time will effect our life, and a simple way to spend our time with God. At the end of the study, kids have guided practice as they learn to take the reins on their own.
There is also a FREE Quiet Time Journal! I plan to print one of these for all of us!
Once we establish a good quiet time routine I will introduce this Bible Study. My kids sure need it!
My Brother’s Keeper
This ia 4-week in-depth Bible study on the subject of sibling relationships. We will explore the stories of 10 different siblings from the Bible, some with beautiful stories and some with ugly ones. Through the stories of these siblings and the pages of Scripture, we will learn God’s true purpose for siblings and families, the issues that siblings face, the responsibilities that we have as siblings, and practical tools for resolving the inevitable conflict. We are looking for real change in the hearts of our children through this study. The Bible passages are in-depth and challenge them to really think about what God wants for their lives!
This is the study I plan on using right before the holidays:
A Content Heart
Struggling to fight off the me-first “gimmie” attitude that consumes kids today? A Content Heart is a 22-lesson Bible study helping kids and teens to find godly contentment in a me-first world. Students will go on a journey through Scripture learning how to practically and realistically find contentment with themselves, their circumstances and their worldly possessions.
Here is a great study to use in the New Year:
New Beginnings: A Bible Study on Changes
Whether it’s a new year or simply time for a change, New Beginnings is the tool your family needs. It’s no secret that successful people evaluate their struggles and goals on a regular basis. Doing this as a family is even MORE important. Goal setting and self-evaluation should be a regular part of your family life, too.This Bible study on changes is written for the whole family. It spans 5 full days at about 20-30 minutes per day. You will dig deep in the scriptures as you prayerfully evaluate your own life.
There are many other Bible Studies to choose from over at Not Consumed, if you are looking to incorporate personal Bible Study time into your homeschool this year.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!