Baby Dedication Idea: Jesus Storybook Bible

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We are doing our baby dedication service next Saturday. It is always such a joy and privilege to share this special moment with the families of our church. At every Baby Dedication service we give each child a Jesus Storybook Bible it is the best gift you can give any young family. Kids and adults alike need to understand the gospel. I know of no other book that explains the totally of scripture and the purpose behind the bible in a such a simple and profound way as the Jesus Storybook Bible does. If you do baby dedications I beg you to give this to every family. They will be better for it.

Below is the letter I enclose for every parent.

“Tim Keller Podcast on God’s Will”
by Tim Keller

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Great podcast by Tim Keller talking about how to discern God’s will of your life.

 

Funerals are mandatory weddings are optional.

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Funerals are mandatory weddings are optional. – Mayor Giuliani

I read this 12 years ago and have never forgotten it. It comes from Mayor Giuliani’s book on leadership. Up until that point I had avoided funerals. Funerals are difficult. It isn’t easy to be confronted with your own mortality on a regular basis.  Rudy Giuliani’s quote is  actually a restatement of Ecclesiastes 7:2-4

2 Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties.
    After all, everyone dies—
    so the living should take this to heart.
Sorrow is better than laughter,
    for sadness has a refining influence on us.
A wise person thinks a lot about death,
    while a fool thinks only about having a good time.

4 Tips to keep you blogging consistently

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Blogging consistently is much like making chocolate chip cookies. There are a million different variations of chocolate chip cookie recipes most only vary slightly and yet everyone claims their way is best. I don’t know if my recipe is best but I will share it with you in hopes that it will help you create your own version.

4 Tips to keep you blogging consistently: