Written by . . .
My name is Betsy. I am a child of God, a professor's wife, and a mother of four. We live on the island of Java.
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
Category Archives: Advent Readings for the Very Young
. . . do you have plans to help your littlest ones celebrate Advent? If not, please consider yourselves warmly invited to make use of our Advent Readings for the Very Young, written by my husband and I for our … Continue reading
Do you have very young children? Have you thought about how to celebrate Advent with them in ways they can understand? Alex and I struggled with this question back in 2011 as the season approached. When we couldn’t find readings … Continue reading
Two years ago my husband and I worked on a special project. I had really wanted to find some Advent readings that would introduce the nativity scene piece-by-piece, focus firmly on the best of all news–the coming of the Lord … Continue reading
As Advent approached last year I began searching for a series of daily readings we could use for family Bible Time that would help us to communicate the miraculous truth about the birth of Jesus Christ to our toddlers. I … Continue reading
Do you remember what Advent means? It means coming–the coming of Jesus. This Advent season we have been celebrating when Jesus, God’s own Son, was born into our world as a little baby in Bethlehem. We have been looking at … Continue reading
When you go to sleep tonight, where will you sleep? You sleep in a bed. The Bible tells us that, after Jesus was born, Mary wrapped him in cloths and lay him down to sleep. But remember how there was … Continue reading
Do you remember what the wise men brought when they came to see Jesus? They brought him gifts! They did this because Jesus was God’s great king. Did you know that we give gifts on Christmas? Part of our celebration … Continue reading
When the wise men followed the star to find God’s great king, they didn’t come with empty hands. They brought some very costly gifts with them to give to the baby. When the wise men came in the house where … Continue reading
When they saw the special star that God put in the sky to announce the birth of his Son, the wise men began a long journey to find him. They traveled for a very long time until they came to … Continue reading
Do you remember when we looked at the magi, or wise men? The wise men served foreign kings in faraway lands. Some of them studied the stars and they saw the great star that God put in the sky when … Continue reading