How Do We Talk about Miscarriage with our Kids? with Jaye Durkin

In Episode 041... 
 

Jaye joins me to talk about a difficult season that she and her family walked through as they experienced the loss of a sweet baby by miscarriage. Her two children were with her at the doctor's office when she received the news, and the conversations that they had about it will help equip you to talk about difficult circumstances, whether it is this particular circumstance or not. 

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering How is Jesus Different From Us? on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

   
  
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    Jaye Herrod Durkin is an elementary music teacher turned mommy and entrepreneur. She did graduate work in Intercultural Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, but put her degree on hold to start a family with her husband, Matt. Their two toddlers, Charlie and Eden, keep Jaye busy, challenged, and entertained from sunup to sundown! Her toddlers antics are featured on her Facebook page daily, so if you need a good laugh, follow her!

Jaye Herrod Durkin is an elementary music teacher turned mommy and entrepreneur. She did graduate work in Intercultural Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, but put her degree on hold to start a family with her husband, Matt. Their two toddlers, Charlie and Eden, keep Jaye busy, challenged, and entertained from sunup to sundown! Her toddlers antics are featured on her Facebook page daily, so if you need a good laugh, follow her!

In this episode, we talk about how to walk through a tragedy with your kids, specifically the loss of a child through miscarriage. When Jaye received the news from her doctor, he shared valuable advice with her. He said,  "It doesn't matter what you tell them, they just need to hear it from you." Jaye took this to heart and began a difficult but hope-filled conversation about the loss of this baby with her children. 

This is the hope that Jaye offers for those walking through the same:

She says, "Knowing who God is and His character is what brought us through such a difficult time."

And my favorite quote from our conversation, "Being deeply rooted in Scripture, in Bible study, in a trust of a God who loves you so much is what helped us in this situation to say God has not changed, God has not abandoned me, and why would I turn my back on the one who has taken me this far?" 

Yes - even in difficulty it is God who has brought us this far. He will be faithful to walk with us through the valley as well.

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Why Do Bad Things Happen? with Lisa Harper

For Episode 040...

Lisa Harper joins us to talk about God, suffering, and evil today.
You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering this question on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

 Lisa Harper is one of the nicest people I've ever met, and also is one of the most theologically solid. She is the author of twelve books including  Believing Jesus  and  The Sacrament of Happy , and has also written curriculum on Malachi, Hebrews, and Mark, and the latest, Job. Lisa is the mom of Missy, who she got to adopt from Haiti. Lisa is so wise and so fun! What other mom has a sidecar on her motorcycle that she drives through the school pick up line?

Lisa Harper is one of the nicest people I've ever met, and also is one of the most theologically solid. She is the author of twelve books including Believing Jesus and The Sacrament of Happy, and has also written curriculum on Malachi, Hebrews, and Mark, and the latest, Job. Lisa is the mom of Missy, who she got to adopt from Haiti. Lisa is so wise and so fun! What other mom has a sidecar on her motorcycle that she drives through the school pick up line?

 

It doesn't take long living in the world to realize that bad things happen. And they are really unavoidable. Bad things happen to all people. But why? Is God not in control? Does He care? 

Bad things happen ultimately because sin has broken the world. God is still in control, although He is not the author of evil or bad things. As we see through Job, God does allow bad things to happen, though. 

Listen in to hear more.

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Why Doesn't God Just Make Us Obey? with Courtney Dunlap

For episode 039...

Courtney Dunlap joins us to answer "Why Doesn't God Just Make Us Obey?" and to also offer some GREAT advice about kids who are afraid of the dark.


You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering this question on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

God could make us obey. 
After all, He's God, but He doesn't. In many ways, He allows us to choose obedience or disobedience, belief or disbelief. Listen in as we answer, "Why doesn't God just make us all obey Him?" 

And BONUS! Listen after the featured resource break for tips on helping your kid who is afraid of the dark. 

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Is Jesus Really My Best Friend? with Emily Jensen

For episode 038...

Emily Jensen of Risen Motherhood join me to talk about how we can help our kids understand what it means to have a relationship with Jesus, even when we can't see Him.


You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering this question on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

Emily Jensen is the co-founder of Risen Motherhood, a ministry that provides gospel-hope to moms in their everyday moments. In the midst of diaper changes, snack times, and trips to the park, she serves as the Content Director and co-hosts the weekly podcast. Emily enjoys being a part of the women's ministry team at her local church, speaking to mom's groups about the beauty of the gospel, and teaching in the church preschool nursery. Emily, her husband, and their five young children reside amidst the cornfields of central Iowa.

Emily Jensen is the co-founder of Risen Motherhood, a ministry that provides gospel-hope to moms in their everyday moments. In the midst of diaper changes, snack times, and trips to the park, she serves as the Content Director and co-hosts the weekly podcast. Emily enjoys being a part of the women's ministry team at her local church, speaking to mom's groups about the beauty of the gospel, and teaching in the church preschool nursery. Emily, her husband, and their five young children reside amidst the cornfields of central Iowa.

The concept of having a relationship with Jesus, or Him being our best friend as we so often describe it for kids, is so hard to grasp for concrete thinkers when they know they can't actually see Jesus. How can we help them know that Jesus is a better friend than any person we could know on earth? Emily Jensen from Risen Motherhood joins us to talk about helping our kids understand what it means to know and love Jesus, even when we can't see Him. 

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Do All Dogs Go to Heaven? with Daniel and Christina Im

For episode 037...

Daniel and Christina Im of The ImBetween Podcast join me to talk about how we can talk to our kids about what happens when our pets die. 


You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering this question on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

Daniel and Christina Im host the ImBetween Podcast on parenting and marriage together, and Daniel is the teaching pastor at The Fellowship in Nashville, TN. He also is the Director and Founder of Church Multiplication for NewChurches.com at LifeWay. Daniel has written two books, No Silver Bullets and Planting Missional Churches and has a third that he is working on as well. He and Christina have been married since 2006, and they have three adorable kids.

God cares about animals - He created them and even sustained them through Noah's Ark. Prov 12:10 even says that the righteous care for their animals. But, is my pet in heaven? Well, that's more complicated. Romans 8:18-27 says Jesus came to redeem all creation. The Bible doesn't say exactly what happens to our pets, but we do see that there are animals in the new heavens and new earth (Is 11:6-7). Could God raise our pets? Sure. Will He? Listen in for more.

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What is the Lord's Supper? with Brittany Salmon

For episode 036...

Brittany Salmon joins me to talk about the Lord's Supper and teaching her girls that it does not = snack time!
You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering that question on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

Brittany is a wife, mom, writer, and book aficionada. She has an MA in intercultural studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, an MA in teaching from North Carolina State University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Southeastern Seminary. Brittany & Ben, their three kids, and a dog named Mr. Tom Hanks recently moved from Raleigh, NC to the great state of Texas and are enjoying learning the ropes of becoming Texans. You can connect with Brittany on Twitter or Instagram.

The Lord's Supper is one of those moments in church life that can be difficult to understand for kids. Talking about blood is normally not something we do much unless one of our children is literally bleeding, so to think of Jesus' blood and it's symbolism in the cup that we take is a little weird. Not to mention, SNACK TIME! Bread and juice? Of course every kid wants in on that. Listen in to hear how Brittany and her family have talked about this ordinance with their kids.

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How is God a Good Father? with Katie Orr

For episode 035...

We talk about God as our perfect heavenly Father for kids who have a great example of a good father in their home and those who don't. In every situation, the way God is Father is better and perfect than any example we may have on earth, and it's important that we have the conversation with our kids.

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering How is God a Good Father? on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

 Katie Orr, creator of the FOCUSed15 Bible study method, is passionate about equipping busy women to experience God daily. An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher and speaker, she is a podcaster and prolific writer for blogs, magazines, and Sunday School curriculum. A former Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) staff member and mother to three children, she and pastor-husband, Chris, serve together in the local church. Head to her website, katieorr.me, to learn more about Katie and how you can enjoy deep Bible study in as little as 15 minutes a day.

Katie Orr, creator of the FOCUSed15 Bible study method, is passionate about equipping busy women to experience God daily. An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher and speaker, she is a podcaster and prolific writer for blogs, magazines, and Sunday School curriculum. A former Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) staff member and mother to three children, she and pastor-husband, Chris, serve together in the local church. Head to her website, katieorr.me, to learn more about Katie and how you can enjoy deep Bible study in as little as 15 minutes a day.

Katie Orr joins us to talk about understanding God as our perfect Father, even if and especially if a child's earthly father is absent or not the best example of godly love and care. Although this is probably not a question your kids will ask directly, it is an important conversation for you to begin with them to help them understand that when they hear God referred to as Father, He is the only perfect parent - loving, providing, protecting, and caring perfectly for them.

Don't forget to get the 30% coupon for Katie's FOCUSed15 Bible Study Training: https://resources.katieorr.me/focused15-bible-study-training?coupon=QKA

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How Do We Know Jesus Was A Real Person? with Aaron Armstrong

For episode 034...

We talk about if Jesus was a historical person -- and even moreso - was He not only a person, but God.

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering How Do We Know Jesus Was A Real Person? on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

 Aaron is the Brand Manager of The Gospel Project, author of multiple books and two documentaries on Charles Spurgeon and Martin Luther. He, his wife, Emily, and their three kids, moved to Nashville about 18 months ago from Canada.

Aaron is the Brand Manager of The Gospel Project, author of multiple books and two documentaries on Charles Spurgeon and Martin Luther. He, his wife, Emily, and their three kids, moved to Nashville about 18 months ago from Canada.

With historical evidence - both inside the Biblical text and outside it - we can certainly confirm that Jesus was a person who lived in a certain time of history from the town of Nazareth. What must be taken on faith is the rest of the story: that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, took on the wrath of God for sin on the cross, died, was resurrected, and ascended to heaven. Indeed, it is the greatest story ever told but is also foolishness to those who don't believe. It seems crazy! But it's true. And we can help our kids be ready for the questions they may have or be asked that revolve around Jesus' existence, Personhood, and ultimately deity. 

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Why Aren't My Parents Together? with Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

For Episode 033...

Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros joins us to talk about how the Lord called her to Himself, co-parenting, God redeeming hard things, and encouragement for those with blended families. 


You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering Why Aren't My Parents Together? with Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

   
  
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  Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros is a Tejana poet, freelance writer, and aspiring author. She is mamma to three children - 17 year old Faith, 12 year old Ryan, and 1 year old Brooklyn - and is married to the love of her life. Her work focuses on Latinidad and Christianity. When she is not learning a new hobby or delving deeper into her ancestry, she can be found volunteering at her church cafe, reading, and attending to her home. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals. Her essays have been published at On Being and other outlets. She is a regular contributor at The Mudroom. You can find her on Twitter @CisnerosCafe or on Facebook at Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros, Writer.

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Carolina tells us about becoming a believer later in life after having a baby at 19 and one at 25 with two different men. She now is married and has a 1-year-old and is seeking to support her first two children well and coparent with their fathers. She talks about what a blessing it is to have so many people who love her children, as it does truly take a village. 

Whether you have a blended family or just want to be able to have better conversations with your kids about families that are different than your own, this is for you.

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But Who Is Her Real Mommy? with Danielle Bell

For Episode 032...

May is National Foster Care month, so it's appropriate that Danielle Bell joins us today to talk about foster care, adoption, and single mom life.

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering But Who Is Her Real Mommy? Questions About Foster Care, Adoption, and Single Mom Life on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

   
  
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  Danielle Bell has been serving in children's ministry for 21 years, and is currently at Dawson Family of Faith in Birmingham, Alabama. She recently adopted an adorable little girl from the foster system, and is passionate about helping people serve kids and families within the foster system well.

Danielle Bell has been serving in children's ministry for 21 years, and is currently at Dawson Family of Faith in Birmingham, Alabama. She recently adopted an adorable little girl from the foster system, and is passionate about helping people serve kids and families within the foster system well.

In this episode, we talk about why foster care matters, what you can do to help, how you can educate your kids on why some kids are adopted and also calm any fears they have about them being "taken away" and adopted to another family, and what it looks like on the daily to do all the things as a single mom of a two year old. 

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Why Do We Still Sin After We Become a Christian? with Jamie Ivey

For Episode 031...

Jamie Ivey joins us to talk about sanctification, confession, and what we can do when we overreact at times with our kids.

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering Why Do We Still Sin After We Become a Christian? on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

   
  
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  Jamie just released a book called  If You Only Knew  that I think is great, and has been hosting her podcast,  The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey , for four years. Long before she did either of these two things, though, she got married to Aaron who is the worship pastor at The Austin Stone Community Church and birthed or adopted her four kids who are 10, 12, 12, and 14. I have to say, Jamie is seriously the real deal. She knows and lives her theology and is seeking to walk how Jesus would have her to walk.

Jamie just released a book called If You Only Knew that I think is great, and has been hosting her podcast, The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, for four years. Long before she did either of these two things, though, she got married to Aaron who is the worship pastor at The Austin Stone Community Church and birthed or adopted her four kids who are 10, 12, 12, and 14. I have to say, Jamie is seriously the real deal. She knows and lives her theology and is seeking to walk how Jesus would have her to walk.

Today we talk about discipline and how it's so difficult with our kids, why we continue to sin even after we become a Christian, and why confession is so important and not talked about enough in our churches and our families. 

Jamie tells a story about finding out one of her kids was using an app in a way that she didn't approve, and how she didn't handle the situation like she wished she had. Make sure to listen in, as there's so much wisdom there.

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Why Do We Pray If God Already Knows What We Need? with Jana Magruder

For Episode 030...

Jana joins us to talk about prayer, God's sovereignty, and what prayer can do in the world and in our hearts.


You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering Why Do We Pray If God Already Knows What We Need?  on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

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Jana is the Director of LifeWay Kids and brings a wealth of experience and passion for kids ministry, ed ucation, and curriculum writing. She an d her husband, Michael, along with their three children reside in Nashville, TN.

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These booklets with over 70 Big Picture Questions and Answers help kids and preschoolers systemically learn important doctrines of the Christian faith. It also helps parents and teachers understand the theology of a Christ-centered study of the Bible. The posters feature a preschool side with preschool questions and answers, and a kids side with kids questions and answers.

Why Should We Care About Skin Color? with Dorena Williamson

For Episode 029...

Dorena joins us today to talk about race, how to talk with kids about the difficult past of American slave trade and oppression, relearning history, and celebrating diversity in all the world because God has created it and it is good!


You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering Why Should  on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

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Dorena Williamson

Dorena Williamson is a bridge buider, speaker, writer, and worship leader who knows the power and beauty of racial awareness. She and her husband, Dr. Chris Williamson, planted Strong Tower Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and have spent more than twenty years ministering to its richly diverse faith community. Dorena and Chris have four children.

 

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If God Knows All Things, Why Do We Pray? with Becky Kiser

For Episode 028...

Becky Kiser joins us to talk about prayer.

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering If God Knows All Things, Why Do We Pray? on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

 Becky is intent that women would fall in love with God’s Word, then feel equipped and empowered to live it out. She believes that women can live out their own wild story, just like the ones we see of God’s chosen in His Word, as they love Jesus and love people. She is the founder and CEO of Sacred Holidays—a ministry dedicated to helping women find less chaos and more Jesus during holidays through Bible study, community, resources, and lots of fun! She is determined to help women keep all the whimsy of the holidays, but help make them sacred—holy and set apart. Her first book is being released in October 2018 with B&H Publishing. Becky and her husband, Chris, live in The Woodlands, Texas with their three girls.     Becky Kiser:   http://www.beckykiser.com    https://www.instagram.com/beckykiser/   @sacredholidays:  https://www.instagram.com/sacredholidays/     https://www.facebook.com/sacredholidays    

Becky is intent that women would fall in love with God’s Word, then feel equipped and empowered to live it out. She believes that women can live out their own wild story, just like the ones we see of God’s chosen in His Word, as they love Jesus and love people. She is the founder and CEO of Sacred Holidays—a ministry dedicated to helping women find less chaos and more Jesus during holidays through Bible study, community, resources, and lots of fun! She is determined to help women keep all the whimsy of the holidays, but help make them sacred—holy and set apart. Her first book is being released in October 2018 with B&H Publishing. Becky and her husband, Chris, live in The Woodlands, Texas with their three girls.

 

Becky Kiser:

http://www.beckykiser.com

https://www.instagram.com/beckykiser/

@sacredholidays:
https://www.instagram.com/sacredholidays/ 

https://www.facebook.com/sacredholidays

 

 

Our big question for the day is this: 
If God Knows All Things, Why Do We Pray?

Prayer is the most important weapon we have against the enemy, and the Bible even says that Jesus intercedes for us while He sits at the right hand of the Father. Yet, there are often questions about the nature of prayer. Because it's a conversation with a God who we cannot see who knows all things and is entirely in control it seems like it may be pointless to voice our needs, our gratitude, and our worship because God already knows what we are going to pray before we pray it. Still, we see prayer as unbelievably powerful throughout Scripture. Prayer changes things - and we can be a part of what God is doing in the world by having a vibrant prayer life.

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If God Knew Adam and Eve Would Sin, Why Did He Put That Tree in the Garden?

For Episode 027...

Barnabas Piper joins us to talk about God's sovereignty and also human responsibility. 

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering Why Did God Put the Tree in the Garden? on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

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  Barnabas is the author of The Curious Christian; The Pastors Kid, and Help My Unbelief. He co-hosts the popular Happy Rant podcast  and writes for The Blazing Center as well as numerous other publications and websites. Barnabas speaks regularly at churches and conferences around the country and lives in Nashville where he works for LifeWay Christian Resources.

Barnabas is the author of The Curious Christian; The Pastors Kid, and Help My Unbelief. He co-hosts the popular Happy Rant podcast  and writes for The Blazing Center as well as numerous other publications and websites. Barnabas speaks regularly at churches and conferences around the country and lives in Nashville where he works for LifeWay Christian Resources.

Let's get to know, Barnabas. We asked him to tell us about the bizarre things his kids have done. You'll just need to listen in for these stories.

Our big question for the day is this: 
Why Did God Put That Tree in the Garden?

After all, He knows all things and would certainly know that the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil would be eaten from, and the curse of sin would be unleashed. We know God is sovereign, and there also is need for humanity to obey. A love without choice is not love at all, so God gave us the opportunity to obey out of love. And yet, Jesus was not God's plan B. Even as consequences were being discussed of Adam and Eve's sin, God tells them that there will come a time when a Messiah will come to redeem what had been done and make all things right again.

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How is Jesus Different From Us?

In Episode 026... 
 

Jaye joins me to talk about meltdowns, what to do when our kids actually hate reading Bible stories, and ultimately, how Jesus is different from us.

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering How is Jesus Different From Us? on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

   
  
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    Jaye Herrod Durkin is an elementary music teacher turned mommy and entrepreneur. She did graduate work in Intercultural Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, but put her degree on hold to start a family with her husband, Matt. Their two toddlers, Charlie and Eden, keep Jaye busy, challenged, and entertained from sunup to sundown! Her toddlers antics are featured on her Facebook page daily, so if you need a good laugh, follow her!

Jaye Herrod Durkin is an elementary music teacher turned mommy and entrepreneur. She did graduate work in Intercultural Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, but put her degree on hold to start a family with her husband, Matt. Their two toddlers, Charlie and Eden, keep Jaye busy, challenged, and entertained from sunup to sundown! Her toddlers antics are featured on her Facebook page daily, so if you need a good laugh, follow her!

It can be easier to help kids understand how Jesus is the same us - how He was born, was a child, and had all the experiences we have, but it's much more difficult to help kids understand how He is different - that He is God and He is sitting at the right hand of the Father today interceding for us.

In this episode, we talk about how we should speak truth in as bite-sized portion for our kids as possible, but not watering it down so that it has a different meaning. We want our kids to know what is true, even if it's hard to comprehend.

Listen in to hear more.

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What Should I Do When I Am Sad?

In Episode 025, 
 

Trillia Newbell joins me to talk about where we should run when we feel sad, and how we can help our kids run to God's Word, too.

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answeringWhat Should I Do When I Am Sad? on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

   
  
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    Trillia Newbell is the author of   Enjoy  ,   Fear and Faith  ,   United ,  and   God’s Very Good Idea  . She's been published in Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and more. Trillia is married to Thern and they reside with their two children near Nashville, TN. You can find her at  trillianewbell.com  and follow her on twitter at  @trillianewbell . 

Trillia Newbell is the author of EnjoyFear and Faith, United, and God’s Very Good Idea. She's been published in Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and more. Trillia is married to Thern and they reside with their two children near Nashville, TN. You can find her at trillianewbell.com and follow her on twitter at @trillianewbell

Today, Trillia joins us to talk about what kids can do when they are sad.

There are so many great passages in Scripture that we can run to when we feel sad - and it should be a great encouragement that even Jesus felt sad! Jesus is God, who came as a baby and grew and experienced life just as we do. He was sad, hungry, tempted, happy, and tired. He understands, and today He sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for us before God. 

Listen in to hear more.

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How Do You Continue to Learn Yourself?

Read, read, read, read. Different seasons will allow for different levels of commitment to this, but never outgrow your need to learn.

 

Why Are There So Many Bible Translations?

For Episode 024...

Brandon D. Smith joins us to talk about the work of translation, why there are so many different English translations, and how to decide what Bible you should read based on the translation's philosophy.

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering Why Are There So Many Bible Translations? on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

Brandon Smith works with the Christian Standard Bible, serves as Editorial Director for the Center for Baptist Renewal, and co-hosts the Word Matters podcast with Trevin Wax. He is also one of the pastors at City Church in Murfreesboro, TN and has written a few books, including They Spoke of Me: How Jesus Unlocks the Old Testament.

 

Our tough question is:
Why Are There So Many Bible Translations?

The work of translation cannot be emphasized enough. We want God's Word to be carried to every tribe and tongue so that they may read His Word for themselves in the language that they speak and even think in so that the Word of the Lord may dwell richly within them and also so that they might understand the gospel.

We are so blessed to have so many translations of the Bible in English, and as we discover more manuscripts and have more archaeological evidence, we get closer, not farther away from what we know the original Greek/Hebrew text said.

So which translations should we use with kids? Why do translations choose different words but are using the same original text? Listen in to hear.

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Why Does God Call Us to Hard Things? with Scarlet Hiltibidal

For episode 023...

In this episode, we talk about adoption, when God asks us to do things that are hard, and how obedience is always the most satisfying and peaceful place, even if things do not turn out like we want.

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering Why Does God Call Us to Hard Things? on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

 Scarlet Hiltibidal is a very professional wife and mother to her family on a farm in Middle Tennessee. She loves sign language with her daughters, nachos by herself, writing for her friends, and dreaming of being a famous chef while spilling the cheese dust from the macaroni box on the kitchen counter and using it anyway. She treasures the freedom of resting in the work of Jesus and hopes to help others rest as well. 

Scarlet Hiltibidal is a very professional wife and mother to her family on a farm in Middle Tennessee. She loves sign language with her daughters, nachos by herself, writing for her friends, and dreaming of being a famous chef while spilling the cheese dust from the macaroni box on the kitchen counter and using it anyway. She treasures the freedom of resting in the work of Jesus and hopes to help others rest as well. 

I asked Scarlet:

What's the hardest thing about being a mom?

The screaming. (Right, parents? So much screaming. In anger, for fun, in excitement...)

Big Question: Why Does God Call Us to Hard Things?

Hard things pull us closer to God's side and purposes. Sometimes God asks us to do things that are uncomfortable or challenging. We see it throughout Scripture, but we don't want it to be true of us. And, even when we step out in faith and do the hard things God has called us to do, it doesn't always work out like we hope. But, God is always in control and obedience s always what is most satisfying and brings the most peace, even when obedience leads us into difficult situations. Listen in to hear Scarlet tell the story about adopting Joy from China who was born without ears. She was so afraid of the process and the possibilities, but walked in faith. The story is amazing. 

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CentriKid Camps is designed for kids grades 3-6 for church groups. I got to work with CentriKid throughout college and even into my professional life and have even taken kids to camp as a children's minister. The staff does all the planning and teaching so you can really engage and build relationships with the kids in your church. If you are a children's minister, I'd love to talk more with you or you can contact CentriKid, and if you are a parent, you should ask your children's minister about considering CentriKid.

How Do You Disciple Your Kids?

We listen to songs that are Scripture so that our kids are getting it into their brains. We read stories together and ask questions and also allow our kids to see us study our Bible.

Does God Love Everyone? with Dan Darling

For episode 022...

In this episode, we talk about God's love, who Jesus died for, and what that means for believers and those who do not follow God.

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering Does God Love Everyone? on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

 Dan Darling is the Vice President for Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC), and is the author of multiple books including,  The Original Jesus . He writes regularly for Christianity Today’s  CT Pastors , Homelife, In Touch Magazine, Relevant Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, For the Church, and others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry and is a graduate of   Southern Baptist Theological Seminary . Dan and his wife Angela have four children and live in the Nashville area, where Dan serves at Green Hill Church as Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship.

Dan Darling is the Vice President for Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC), and is the author of multiple books including, The Original Jesus. He writes regularly for Christianity Today’s CT Pastors, Homelife, In Touch Magazine, Relevant Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, For the Church, and others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry and is a graduate of  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dan and his wife Angela have four children and live in the Nashville area, where Dan serves at Green Hill Church as Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship.

I asked Dan:

What's the hardest thing about being a dad?

And like many other guests, he talked about how sanctifying (and frankly humiliating at times) parenting is. Our kids are little mirrors, often showing us the ugly parts of ourselves.

Big Question: Does God Love Everyone?

This event is put on by the ERLC, which Dan Darling works with, and I am so thankful they have made this event on racial reconciliation available for all of us online.

Today's episode covers some topics that some find controversial. Ultimately, we want kids to know that God loves everyone and hopes that they will follow Him, but He also knows that not all people will. There are particular rights that are afforded to His children.

These concepts of theology - of being children of God and as the Bible says, His chosen people should not point us to arrogance but to fall on our knees in worship!

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If you are listening on April 4th, make sure to check out the #MLK50 live stream here: https://live1.thegospelcoalition.org

Also, if you want great Biblically-sound teaching on ethics, take a look at ERLC.com.