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February 2011 KidWise
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KidWise Dear Readers, Thank you again for reading KidWise. This edition is a special February edition. We want to share what else, the ‘love’ of God with you and inspire your relationships with this issue through God’s love. It is our desire that you be blessed as you read the contents with fresh insights about faith, love and family. Pastors Rick and Kim Robinson have been involved in children’s ministry for over 20
May your family experience His faith, His love, and may you be blessed this month with greatness. Remember, Ephesians 3:14-15 declares that every family derives its name from our Father in Heaven! Oh, what a heritage. We as families have our heritage from the Creator of the universe and we have the privileges of His inheritance and blessing.
years. They are dedicated to providing materials for families to help them have the blessed family life that God intends. They are parents of four and grandparents of two. They live in Ohio with their son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren. Their home-based office, TV-studios, and recording-studio send out the message of the gospel to children and families all over
This edition is packed full of exciting things to inspire from the Fa-
ther and from His word. We have new journal pages for your children, fun family ideas, and a new home-school section called, “homegrown abundance”. We hope you will enjoy and spread the news! God’s richest, 'raising faith-filled kids through the word of God',
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Fe br uar y KICKS Kitchen, pg. 12 KICKS Crafts, pg. 13 KICKS Crafts, pg. 17
6 “Faith, Family & LOVE” by Pastor Kim 9 KICKS Creative Kids 11 KICKS Family Life Family Activity
KICKS Coloring, pg. 16
14 Homegrown Abundance
All About KICKS, pg. 25
17 Chose To Forgive from Elmer
Thanks to our Sponsors, pg. 26
18 “7 Ways To Keep Your Marriage Shallow” by Pastor Kim 23 When All Is Said And Dung by Pastor Rick
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Fai!, Family & Love by Pa"or Kim
F aith, in every area of our lives, is how we live. Every relationship takes
faith and trust. When you first believe in the Lordship of His word and Godʼs hand to produce in you, then you have whatʼs needed for love and relationship. No matter friend, spouse, your children, or others, through Him you can believe in each other, believe in your relationships and believe that the Lord has placed these relationships in your life to ʻenjoyʼ. Because of faith and the truth of Godʼs word, you will find foundations of Godʼs love. This is what stands through time. You are rooted and grounded in the love of God. The passion that the Lord has authored through His word, His grace and His love, gives roots. Ephesians 3:15-19 tells us, “From whom EVERY FAMILY in Heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lordʼs holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to the measure of ALL the fullness of God!”
Stand tall and stand strong in these roots found in the love the Lord has designed for you as an individual, your children and as a family. Grasp how wide, grasp how long, grasp how high, grasp how deep is the love of Jesus Christ! KNOW that it surpasses everything you could ever ask or think, then you may be filled to the measure of ALL, ALL, ALL Â the fullness of God.
Through faith, grounded in this love, you will find the fruit of your family tree, abundantly producing above and beyond measure throughout eternity. Families are forever! KICKS Family Life
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How To Inspire Creativity by Pastor Kim
How do you inspire creativity in children? First and foremost, simply offer them materials to create with and let them loose to be free to create! Child's play is creative in itself. You may not feel that ideas come easy to you but don't sweat it. Kids can be creative all on their own. That's how sweet it can be! Simply put construction paper, scissors, crayons, markers, stickers, whatever you can in front of them, and let 'em go. This kind of creativity is special. Adding glitter and glue, sprinkles and jewels can make it even more fun. Even old material, paper, magazines, yarn, and ribbon will do. You will find that things can even become more creative for you. Allowing children to have 'creative times' inspires creativity, especially if you do it regularly and around the same time each week. Watch children in creative play. Look for things to inspire them. Don't just put them in front of a TV after you purchased all the toys that companies worked together to sell. That takes from creative play and is designed by retailers and production companies to be fake inspired "role playing". It doesn't take much creativity to play someone else's design. Children are designed by our creator to be creative! Creative fun is often held back because of lack of opportunities. No supplies and no materials, including no toys that inspire, can hold children back. It doesn't take much and you will be surprised what you can find. Just simply go for it, take that creative step forward. KICKS Creative Kids
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Confession Pocket Magnets
Supplies: red and yellow construction paper markers notebook paper scissors glue stick magnetic tape
Cut various sized hearts from red construction paper. Cut rectangles from red construction paper and attach to the front of the hearts to make pockets. Glue hearts to yellow construction paper and freehand cut scallops around the hearts. Using marker, write monthly confession on notebook paper. Fold and place inside of pocket. Cut pieces of magnetic tape and place on back of heart. Place on fridge. Remember to daily say your confessions as a family. This monthâ€™s family confession "We love You Lord, with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and we love our neighbors as ourselves!" Matt. 22:37&39 KICKS Family Life - KICKS Activities
Hand Dipped Chocolate Covered Cherries
What You’ll Need: • 1 stick butter • 1 cup chocolate chips • 1 jar maraschino cherries with stems • wax paper • plate
Directions: Drain and rinse cherries. Place on paper towel to dry. Melt chocolate and butter in saucepan on low, stirring constantly. Once melted, gently dip cherries into chocolate. Place on wax paper on plate. Place plate in freezer until chocolate is set. Remove cherries from wax paper, store air tight container in refrigerator until ready to serve. Tons more KICKS Family Life crafts and recipes onlne! Visit, www.kicksclub.org
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Fingerprint Heart Cards These little love themed, finger print heart cards can be used in so many different ways! Gift tags, book marks, garland, confession cards. As always, be creative and have fun!
What Youâ€™ll Need: white cardstock red paint sponge or brush (optional) black pen or marker Instructions: Fold and tear cardstock to make 16 rectangles. To do this, fold full sheet in half and tear. Fold each half in half and tear. Continue doing this until you have 16 rectangles. Dip finger in small amount of red paint. Press onto rectangle twice, to create heart shape. If you would like, edge with red paint using finger, brush or sponge. Allow to dry. Find 'love' scriptures and using black pen or marker, write on the front or back of the heart card. Use cards as desired. KICKS Family Life - KICKS Crafts
Homegrown We at KICKS are offering free KICKS Copyrighted Unit Studies for your children. These unit studies can be used for Homeschool and in the Christian school. They are designed to be godly based educational activities including a craft for your children to enjoy weekly. These units are meant to inspire children through the Word of God, being built on our Christian foundation. Each unit teaches scriptures, creativity and upholds the educational process with fun and excellence.
KICKS Bulletin Board Unit Studies (Elm, K-3rd) February Unit Studies, “Snow” Monthly Scripture verse: Psalm 51:7, “Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” Week One: Craft: Bulletin Board Design • Gather all the things needed for the bulletin board. • Be sure each child has something to put on the bulletin board in the design. • Have scripture verse prepared. Lesson: Winter Season. There are four seasons; Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. God made the seasons. “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years...” Genesis 1:14 Winter is the coldest season of the year. During the Winter season is when it snows in various places throughout the world, but only where it is cold enough. Winter is a season in every area of the earth. In some areas of the earth it is not cold enough in winter for it to snow. Rain, unlike snow, happens during every season; winter, spring, summer, or fall.
The Bible tells us that the Lord will send rain in its season. “I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.” Lev. 26:4 When it snows, it falls on the ground, it falls on trees, it falls on mountains. When the wind blows and moves the snow it makes snowdrifts. When the temperature rises and gets warmer, the snow melts and turns into water. Where does the water go? It goes into the ground and back up into the atmosphere. It’s part of the water cycle of the earth and we will learn about that this month.
Week Two: Craft: Snowflakes • Have each child cut snowflakes. • Hang them around the bulletin board. KidWise
Lesson: What Is Snow? Snow is water that, through cold temperatures, turns to small forms of soft ice particles which build up in the clouds and form a mass that fuses together. Snow is frozen ice crystals hanging in the sky.
Snow is also called crystalline water ice. The word crystalline means small particles fusing together. Fusing means to blend something together and create a small union. Things ‘sticking’ together. Snow is a form of precipitation called snowfall. What is precipitation? It is any form of water that falls from the clouds. Snow is really falling from clouds. Rain is also a form of precipitation. Snowflakes come in all different shapes. It comes in different sizes and there are not two snowflakes that ever look alike.
Week Three: Craft: Clouds • Make clouds from sewing batting, or make with cotton balls. • Attach them to the bulletin board.
Week Four: Craft: Arrows • Cut the arrows. • Add to the bulletin board to make a water cycle map. Lesson: What Is the Water Cycle? Air is all around you and air is what we breathe. Water evaporates (turns to vapor) into the air and is part of the water cycle. The water cycle is the continuous movement of water above the earth and even inside the earth. The earth has water on the inside of it. The water cycle moves this water in a circle. The water cycle moves from the earth’s ground into water bodies like the ocean, lakes, streams, rivers. Some of that water evaporates into the air and turns into clouds. Clouds get full of the water particles and then it falls from the sky, like we talked about before. If it is cold it can be ice and snow. If it is warmer it can rain. The water cycle maintains life in the earth. God made the water cycle. He made water to bring life. We can enjoy water as we drink it, as it snows, and even when it rains.
Lesson: What is a Cloud? A cloud is a large mass (or bunch) of water drops. The water drops are called droplets. Clouds are in the sky. The sky is called the earth’s atmosphere. The air in the sky is cold and can get colder. Water turns into vapor and is added to the air. Vapor is like the steam when you boil water. It is a form of water that goes into air. When it hits cold air it freezes into particles that are called crystals. The colder the air, the more the water freezes. These crystals are softer than when water turns into an ice cube. This is snow, like we talked about before. Snow is colder than rain. When the water in the clouds gets too heavy it falls, which is precipitation, like we talked about before.
Psalm 24:1-2 “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for He founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.” KidWise
Chose To ! e v i g For
At school this week an older kid was pushing me around and calling me names. I just wanted to give him a knuckle sandwich and show him I could take care of myself. But, as I was telling Ralph all about it, Ralph said, “Elmer you just need to forgive.” That really made me upset because I didn't want to forgive. That bully had done me wrong and I wanted to get him back. Ralph said it was my flesh that wanted revenge and that I needed to walk by faith and forgive. Uh! Sometimes I think I would feel better if I just let my flesh win and just pretend I don't know right from wrong. But I do know right from wrong, and I know Jesus wants me to do what's right. So, I listened to Ralph and took my football helmet and pads off and chose to forgive. Thank you Jesus for friends who speak God things into our lives. Your my best bud Ralph! Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
See ya’ later gator!
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“7 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Shallow” A Message for Women of Passion by Pastor Kim
You’re right. What type of article is this? First and foremost, we as Christian women are to be women of passion. Proverbs 31 gives us in-depth insight on how to run our families and be the wife the Lord has designed us to be. Step one to bringing the depth into your marriage that you so much desire, is to seek out what is needed as described in Proverbs 31:10-31. You are a “Virtuous Woman”. So, what does that mean and what does it have to do with passion? In Mark 5:24-34, we find that there was a woman who had an issue. She heard about Jesus, then said, ‘if she could just touch the hem of his garment”, she believed she would be made whole. She followed through, pressed through the crowd, and reached out and touched the hem of His robe. This was a forbidden thing to do because she was considered unclean, which is why when Jesus called out and asked, ‘Who touched me?’, her faith and boldness kicked in so deeply in spite of what she was labeled (unclean) to say, “I did!” She was declaring her stand of faith when she spoke. Deep within her was a knowing and a determination she had been made whole by His power and that she was no longer ‘unclean’. When this woman touched Him, the Bible declares that all the virtue of God, His character, His power, and all that He is came to her in that moment. In that moment she was made complete. As women, the Lord would have us rely completely on His virtue and desires us to touch the hem of His garment to experience all that He is. In that moment our faith can be as great
as this woman’s and we can reless, we will find the depth of inticeive all that He is and has for us. macy in Christ. This passion will be In doing this, we will bring great transforming in our marriage and virtue to our families. As you read children as our hearts so desire. Proverbs 31:10-31, you will see Godly virtue is released to oththat the virtuous woman is a ers through our faith and paswoman that is completely relying sionate ambition as wives and on His power and ability and is mothers. filled with God’s wisdom. What In saying this, strength we as it is God’s plan When this woman touched godly women we swim out have as we exinto the deep in Him, the Bible declares that our marriages. perience Him like this. We are Deep calleth all the virtue of God, His touched by God deep. Love and are the vescalls love and character, His power, and sels He uses to the hearts of bring this virtue our family will all that He is came to her in to our homes, feel the comour husbands, mitment of that moment. In that moment and our children. those deep waters. In order to she was made complete. In doing this we move out into find the depth of the deep, our marriages we’ve got to built on the foundation of God’s step out of the shallow end and/or word and virtue. In this, we find get out of the wading pool. I want that “romance is the counterfeit to share 7 ways to keep your marto true passion!” It was passion riage wading through the shallow that caused this woman to press waters. These concepts keep you through to Jesus. The Lord would out of the passion of relationship have us as women and mothers be and into the shallow waters of ‘self filled with the passion that presses gratification’. through anything and everything to maintain and uphold our husbands If you allow these things to define and family. your marriage, you will not experience the depth of relationship the True passion is defined in the Lord has for you. He is calling our love of God. Jesus willingly allives into the blessing that He lowed that virtue to flow to this has for us, including our marwoman because of her passionate riages. After 36 years of marriage, ambition and faith! His example of I have come to know that there is a loving us is set as a pattern and depth to relationship that goes bedesign for everyone and everyyond the surface. Godly passion place in our lives, including our defines covenant relationships. marriages. As we step forward into the love of God, receiving Him as Wading in the shallow waters hapthis woman and accept nothing pens by focusing on issues that KidWise
only touch the surface of relationship. Relationships run deep in Godly passion! Here are those 7 ways that can keep you in the wading pools of marriage. Those shallow waters remain;
gratification. Romance makes a lady feel good. Passion embraces both partners equally. Romance tries to satisfy but never quenches the thirst. Passion fills the empty void of the heart.
1. If you look for romance instead of passion.
Jesus did not romantically go to the cross. He passionately went. His act of passion exemplifies love. Passion carries you deeper than romance. People creatively work at keeping romance in their marriages. But passion drives you into your marriage in spite of what may be before you or even behind you. Passion propels purpose.
There are many avenues for romance always before you to focus on as well as, teach you in the perspective of relationships based on romantic philosophies. Those include, romance novels, romantic comedies, romantic dramas, romantic feelings, just to name a few. Not to add those fairy tale stories of ‘Prince Charming’ you probably grew up with. Roses, dance, special romantic moments may be nice but they do not define relationship, support, or hold relationships together. There are just some personalities, women included, that don’t fit well in these romantic pictures. There are a lot of husbands out there who need passion in their marriage because they just don’t deliver romance very well. Romance is learned, passion is given. (put in a box or something) Virtue is clearly defined in Proverbs 31 as the woman. Even Hollywood understands that the millions of dollars don’t come from ‘men’ patronizing those romance genres without a lady by their side. Simply defined, ‘a woman can find herself looking for romance and striving to keep romance alive in her marriage’! ‘A man can be defined as the one ‘trying’ to be romantic by what the woman or society defines as romance. Who is all this ‘sandy ground’ satisfying? The Lord wants our house built on rock. Jesus defines passion. He is the action and person of passion itself. Passion embraces another for the purpose of both. Romance embraces ideals and self
2. If you miss the personality of your husband. If you miss the way he gives to you by seeking out things you think you need from him that he’s not giving. Because of incorrect focus women so often define their relationships by the ideals of romantic love and forget that there is a unique personality to their husbands. One that connected them to him in the first place. Maybe it’s a personality others don’t even understand. That’s why the Lord connected the two of you. More often men don’t live up to a woman’s definition of relationship. So, first, take a look at what he ‘is’ trying to give. Take notice and allow yourself to be blessed by that at the moment, to then press on through being discouraged or offended. Ninety percent of the time, if you are dissatisfied, it is at the moment you may be seeking out something you think your husband ‘should’ be giving. Take a minute to consider and ask the Lord for wisdom. Ask the Lord this question and honestly look at the answer, “Is my husband able to give what I think I need from him and why not?” The Lord will show you by the Holy Spirit. As you touch the hem of His garment and follow your heart, you will know exactly what’s up.
You will find that the answer to that question is filled with passionate healing virtue. It may be your husband’s personality, it may be his need, it may be something the Lord is ‘doing’ in his life. As you seek out the answer to that, you can meet the Lord at His word and passionately embrace your marriage based on the Lord’s direction. 3. If you are unthankful for the relationship you have with your husband. When our eyes begin to focus on carnal ideas and the carnality of our spouses, we can become entangled and begin thinking and believing the wrong thing. A very important component to your marriage is faith. A marriage deserves you to use your faith. As you have faith in God’s word and as you have faith in God’s love for you, you can trust in the commitment of your marriage. You need to believe your husband loves you, and that he loves you just as you are in spite of what it may seem. Begin to look at what he’s doing positively. Find the things you are thankful for. I lay precedence with this, ‘If you are dealing with broken trust, or brokenness in your marriage, you must completely focus on the Lord’s direction and plan He has before you in your marriage. He will guide you in all that you need and He will heal ‘you’ exactly the way only He can. Remember, you are designed uniquely by Him as a whole person, forgive, move on the way He tells you to, and allow Him to take you beyond the brokenness. He will and He can.’ This is very different than unthankfulness”. With that being said, if you find yourself rooted in unthankfulness, take a good and honest look inward. Are you being self-minded and focused on what has hapKidWise
pened or what has been done to you? Are you offended or angry and not letting things go? Even though you may be justified in what you are feeling? If you take a stand from a personal level you will have a battle of the wills that has no end. But, if you take the word of God and stand on it, bringing the truth based on the word of God into your situation, you will see God’s hand move. No matter what your circumstance, you have to speak the truth without offense, or as the Bible says, ‘in love’. You need to stand on the Lordship of Jesus Christ and be thankful in all things. The word of God is the basis to reveal the truth. The word of God divides between flesh and spirit. Allow the word to do this in you so that you can be the vessel of the Holy Spirit to your husband. Be thankful for all that he has done, is, and all that God has made him to be, especially as you are truthful enough to talk to him without offense and without hurt being the dominate factor. Focusing on truth, being thankful, and being determined opens the door for good and Godly communication. 4. If you allow society to dictate what your marriage should be. There are a lot of voices telling you what your marriage is ‘supposed’ to be. In all essence these are naysayers to what your marriage truly is. The Lord has defined your marriage, and it is defined by the promises of God. Don’t allow others to define it for you. Including standards and ideals you may hold. The only dictation of your marriage is from the Lord Himself and His dictatorship is summed up in a very special way, ‘God looks at the heart of a man, not the outward appearance’. He is not a surface kind of God. He is a heart
maker, a passion builder, and a personal God who makes all things new. Don’t allow anything or anyone to define your marriage outside of Him and the work of the cross and resurrection He has done for you personally. Your marriage is made and designed by the One who has designed the individuals He has made within it. There are NO two marriages alike because we are uniquely made by Him and connected by Him to each other in the vows of our marriage. Your marriage is defined by who He has made both of you to be together. It is ‘perfectly’ formed and fashioned in and by His love. 5. If you allow feelings to define intimacy and commitment. Feelings are fickle. Feelings are not the basis of good relationship. Feelings DO NOT bring definition to passion. Feelings are not the measuring stick or plumb lines for marriage. If you allow feelings to define your intimacy it will line up shallow. If you allow feelings to define your relationship on Monday when you may be offended with your boss, your commitment level may be low. On Tuesday when you are upset with the bills your commitment level may fade. On Wednesday when you are angry because you are late to mid-week service because the kids just wouldn’t get ready or listen, your intimate relationship could be dominated by feelings of anger. Feelings don’t define intimacy and commitment. Dedication and loyalty define intimacy and commitment. You can’t live by feelings expecting dedication and loyalty to remain because feelings wane. Those feelings will falter and commitment will be challenged. Dedication and loyalty stand strong when the storms of feelings blow. Commitment and intimacy are not felt, they are lived.
6. If you think ‘love’ is accepting every thing in ignorance. The Lord makes it clear that we are to live by truth. He tells us that we shall know the truth and the truth will set us free (John 8:32). So often people are concerned and intimidated to see the truth, not only in themselves but in others. Of course, the truth we are to uphold is the word of God. Yet, in relationships we need to be honest with the truth about each other and not just ignorantly ignoring the issues. No one is perfect and the Lord would have us submit ourselves one to another in truth (Eph 5:21). 1 Peter 5:5, makes it clear that we are to avoid and to not walk proudly against each other, but in all humility submit to one another. Ignoring the truth about someone does not develop deep relationship. Pretense makes for shallow waters. Deep calling to deep allows you to see the depths of a person and not be moved and to remain rooted in love. It allows you to speak the truth in love and declare, I will walk with you as you stand. Accountability is the key to marriage and relationships; Including those with our children. In James 1:22-25, the Lord tells us, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it- not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it- they will be blessed in what they do.” We need to see as He sees. We need to embrace each other in the truth of God’s word, allowing the word to reveal who we really are and allowing the word, established KidWise
in love, to change us. Then and only then can we be accountable to each other and His word. Through this submitting ourselves to each other in humility, it releases the simple power of God for change as it did in the principle of salvation; “Seeing our sin, and confessing it, and being set free from it.” “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
What is family destiny and how do you find it? Let’s take a look at two families in the word to define that.
plan. This plan embraced the blessing of the world and to those who would believe in Him and not perish.
1. Abraham The Lord spoke to him about family destiny. He said in Genesis 12:2-3, “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse, and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Through this family plan, Jesus was born, lived, and raised to save the world. Although Joseph was a simple carpenter, purpose was designed and life began after leaving the humble place called a stable.
As you find in the Word, the Lord took a simple man and his wife and blessed them for His purpose. He had a destiny and as He Now that’s accountability... spoke to one man named Abraham, the Lord saw more than one 7. If you miss the destiny God man. He saw a multitude blessed as He destined Abraham to be a has for you as a couple. family. Then, as we read throughout the word we find this family deThere is a destiny for every coufined the God of Israel so clearly. ple and for every family member. The Lord addresses Himself as, You are a family unit and you are “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and a call. This destiny defines the Jacob!” The Lord used this family identity of your marriage as a couto not ple. If you miss only this purpose create driven design a nafor you and Dedication and loyalty stand tion, your spouse, bless you will miss strong when the storms of feelings the the gift God world, has given for blow. Commitment and intimacy but to you to do todefine gether as a are not felt, they are lived. who couple. Just He because your was. husband may He go to work evedid this not only through Abraham ryday while you stay home with the but through His sons. kids doesn’t mean you have two separate callings. 2. Joseph, Mary, and Jesus The world’s first ‘official’ adoption! Family units have purpose and The Lord designed a plan to use destiny that must be tapped a family. In this family the Lord into. When you miss that destiny, built a genealogy through the ages you could find yourself in a spiritual to fulfill a prophecy, that the Son of battle where you didn’t realize that God would be of the lineage of the enemy was doing all he could David. The Creator of the universe to keep that purpose from coming embedded Himself into a family forth. and took on the design of the lineage of Mary and Joseph. He had a
Although Mary was young, she was the needed ‘faith’ to embrace the message the angel brought her. She received it with the simple utterance, the confession of faith, “be it unto me according to the word”, Luke 1:38. The provision was brought to this family through the Kings who bowed to the baby, the King of Kings. They lived satisfied, provided for, and protected. Jesus grew in wisdom and stature. This is what I would call a ‘home’ that was filled with the peace of God (nothing missing, nothing broken), as well as the purpose of God. No matter how simple it may look or how small it may appear, your family has huge purpose. That purpose comes with provision. In this lies a passion in marriage that is fueled by His virtue, defined by destiny, and inspired by the Son of God, the King of Kings, Himself. Allow your faith to touch the finished work He has for your marriage and step into the depths of passion as Mary did and simply confess for your family and your marriage, your children and yourself, “Lord, be it unto me according to thy word”, Luke 1:38. Swim out into the deep. Your marriage deserves it!
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2:twenty Keepin’ It Real with Nicole Mauck
Galations 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Because Christ died for us we don’t have to live by do’s and do not’s. It’s about walking in a relationship with Him and knowing His love surpasses all. We can have faith in Christ because He first had faith in us. It would be extremely hard to have faith in someone and believe in someone that wasn’t willing to do the same for you. That’s why its called a “RELATIONSHIP”. If you are willing to completely sell out to Someone who loves you more than you can imagine or even fathom (Jesus), you will not only change the world, but people’s lives and everything around you will have LIFE.
What is 2:twenty? 2:twenty is the youth outreach of KICKS Ministries & Victory Harvest Church in Sunbury, Ohio. 2:twenty was formed way back in 1997. Originally formed as an in-house, youth led, band for the church youth group, 2:twenty has proceeded to take on various forms and functions as the ministry has changed and grown. 2:twenty now serves to empower youth with the gospel of Jesus Christ through creative arts, fine arts and the media. 2:twenty has become an intricate part of a church and ministry that focuses on arts and the media. Our goal is to mobilize a generation that acts, thinks, talks, and lives differently. KidWise
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When All Is Said And Dung
by Pastor Rick
God's word says that we cannot have righteousness by ourselves. We do not have the ability to be righteous through our flesh. So apparently we need to be ever mindful of this fact and not allow pride and arrogance to make us think we can do anything on our own. Regardless of how wonderful our qualifications, it's still not us. God's word also says there is nothing more precious than the knowledge of Christ Jesus our Lord and that when all is said, all of our abilities and talents, education or training, and whatever else our flesh finds strength in, is nothing but "a bunch of dung". The fact is, it's all about faith, faith in God's word and His abilities working through us. In other words, finding in ourselves His righteousness, not a false confidence in our flesh, which is nothing more than the law of sin and death working to turn everything we are doing into faithless works. What is the knowledge of Christ? To simply put it, it is faith, faith in the power of His resurrection, faith in His word, and remembering it's all about Him not us. Take time to thank Him for all He has given you, and all He is giving you, and all He will give you. Walk by faith not by sight. The difference between walking by faith and by the flesh, is simple. Walking by the flesh, we live self sufficient, which gets us nowhere. Living by faith, as we trust Him, if we trip, He's there to catch us. The flesh will always take us where we don't want to go, cost us more than we are willing to pay, and keep us longer than we want to stay. Faith in ourselves is a bunch of worthless dung. Faith in God, is our righteousness. I think when it's all said and done, I'll take faith in Him, not myself... Lose the flesh and win Christ! Be sure to check out Philippians 3:4-10!!
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Dancing With Your Shadow
When was the last time you danced with your shadow? When was the last time you were free to just walk by a blank wall, look at your shadow, find inspiration in the light and DANCE? Through the hallway, a light casts a shadow. A little boy stops and wonders… A shadow should not be wasted, A dance is in order! He doesn’t hold back! Little feet go flying. Tiny hands are clapping! This is an audience of two… The Dancer. His Maker. There is nothing to hold back the giggles. It matters not what is going on in the world… A dance is in progress! Suddenly, the dancer has been spotted. He blushes. He giggles. He bows and walks off stage.
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