Christ Arose

Are you looking for a hymn to sing with your family this Easter?

“Christ Arose” is a wonderful hymn to consider. The words found in the three verses of this hymn are a great reminder of the glorious truth that Christ rose again.

 

Christ Arose

Chorus

Up from the grave He arose
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes.
He arose a victor from the dark domain
And He lives forever with His saints to reign!
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Verse 1

Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Saviour
Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord.

Verse 2

Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus my Saviour
Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord.

Verse 3

Death cannot keep his prey, Jesus my Saviour
He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord.

Words by: Robert Lowry

LYRICS AND ACCOMPANIMENT 

If you would like to print a free copy of the words for this hymn see download below: 

Or perhaps you would appreciate some piano accompaniment as you sing! We welcome your family to sing along with this recording as our daughter Kristen plays “Christ Arose” on the piano.

May your family’s hearts rejoice as you enjoy singing together this Easter!

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Christmas Table Talk

Have you considered how you would like to stimulate and encourage meaningful conversations while enjoying your Christmas meal together?

A recently created selection of twelve Table Talk questions may be just what you are looking for! We plan to use these questions in our home and welcome you to do the same!

May your table conversation be full of hope and joy this Christmas!

(PDF is created for two-sided printing)

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Christmas Carols

Let’s fill our homes with joyful carol singing this December!

Using the following list of five well-loved Christmas carols, a free download with the words and some simple ideas for singing the carols, your family can start singing today!

FIVE CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Away in a Manger
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Joy to the World
O Come All Ye Faithful
Silent Night Holy Night

SIX IDEAS FOR SINGING

MORNING: Sing one or more of the carols at the beginning of Bible Time with your children. Take a few minutes to talk about the meaning of the words in the carol.

CAR: Keep a copy of the carols in your car. As you are in the car with your children, sing the carols together!

WALKING: Take a walk with your children. Sing a carol as you walk!

CHAIR: Sing a carol as you snuggle together in a comfy chair.

DINNER: Each night, before dinner, place a copy of one of the carols at each person’s place at the dinner table. Sing one or more verses of the carol together before you pray and thank the Lord for your food.

BEDTIME: As you put your child to bed, ask your child what carol he/she would like you to sing. Sing the carol as you rub your child’s back.

What ideas do you have for singing carols with your family?

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Word Search

Interested in a Word Search to enjoy with your family this Thanksgiving?

We’ve got you covered! It has become a tradition for our family to complete a Word Search at our Thanksgiving table. This is the first year however, that we have created Word Searches. And we are happy to share them with you!

Print the two Word Search pages found in the download below and you’ll be ready to go! One Word Search is for younger children who can read and the other Word Search is for older children and adults. Both Word Search pages focus on words that remind us of what to be truly thankful for. Enjoy!

A note: Often when we enjoy Word Searches as a family I remember our friend Shelby who is a part of our Mom Blog community. She has enjoyed Word Searches with our family and wow, is she fast! Her pen would go down, all words being found, way before others were done! Sending smiles your way Shelby!

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Psalm 136:1

Are you praying about what Bible verse to enjoy with your little children this Thanksgiving? You might like to consider Psalm 136:1!

Let’s take a look at three ways to enjoy this verse with your little children. Read, talk and chair walk!  

THREE WAYS TO ENJOY PSALM 136:1

1. Read

Read Psalm 136:1 from your Bible to your children.

2. Talk

Talk with your child about what Psalm 136:1 is saying. Talk to God together, thanking God that He is good and that His mercy endures forever. 

3. Chair Walk! 

PRINT AND CUT:
Print and cut apart the Bible reference and word cards to Psalm 136:1 found in the following download: 

Or if you prefer, write the words of Psalm 136:1 on cards, one word per card. Include two cards with the complete Bible reference on each card. 

DISTRIBUTE CARDS:
Give one person the first Bible reference card. Then continue to go around the table. Distribute the other cards in verse word order. 

You will need to go around the table more than once as you distribute the cards in order, unless you have a large family.

TAP AND WALK:
Have your little child stand by the person who has the Bible reference card with a numeral 1 at the corner of the card. Instruct your child to tap that person. When she does, that person is to say: “Psalm 136:1.” Then encourage her to walk to the next chair and tap the person in that chair. Each time a person is tapped, they are to say the word on the card that is the next word in the verse. 

If you have a family of 5, your child will walk around the table a number of times before the whole verse is said. If you have a much larger family, your child may walk around the table once before the whole verse is said. 

TAKE TURNS:
If you have more than one little child, they can take turns going on a Chair Walk! As your family becomes familiar with what to do, your children can start to walk faster and faster around the chairs! Fun! 

KEEP GOING!
Ready for more? After Psalm 136:1 has been said, you can collect all the cards and redistribute them, giving someone else the first Bible reference card. In doing so, everyone will receive different word cards to use. Choose a child to be the ‘walker’, and enjoy the verse again!

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Table Talk

Have you considered how you would like to stimulate and encourage meaningful conversation while enjoying your Thanksgiving meal together?

A recently created selection of Twelve Table Talk questions may be just what you are looking for! We plan to use these questions during our Thanksgiving dinner and welcome you to do the same!

On the download below you will find a list of the Twelve Table Talk questions to print and use. There is also a page with suggestions as to how you might like to prepare and enjoy answering the twelve questions as a family.

May your table conversation be overflowing with gratitude this Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

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