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Quest :: Week of August 17


The teachings in the Bible are worth more to us — are more valuable in this life — than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. At the end of the day, learning how God, our Creator, wants us to live is worth way more than anything money can buy. So grab a Bible and get ready — we’re going on a treasure hunt! We want to begin to uncover some nuggets of truth and set our preschoolers on a lifelong search for treasure — the kind of treasure that is better than gold.

This weekend, we learned about the time Jesus told the story of the house on the rock to teach us how to live God’s way.

As you drive, take turns finishing the sentence, “The Bible is better than _______.”End with, “The Bible is better than gold, because it teaches us that God made us, God loves us, and Jesus wants to be our friend forever!”


Quest :: August Parent Cue Article

Parenting is hard. Just when you think you understand your kid, everything changes. And then you have to get re-acquainted with them and figure out a new way to parent. It might be helpful to know that every kid at every phase is asking a unique and fundamental question. How you answer that question for your child will communicate the one thing they need most: LOVE.

The Question Your Preschooler is Asking

Life for your preschooler can be confusing. It’s okay to throw a ball, but not a rock. You can hug your friend, but not squeeze his neck. Your preschooler is learning the rules for life and encountering some necessary discipline.

Your preschooler is asking one major question:

“AM I OKAY?”

Your preschooler needs to know you love them—even when they make bad choices. As the parent of a kid who may test your limits on a daily (or hourly) basis, you may feel overwhelmed at times. But remember this, in order to give your preschooler the love and discipline they need, you need to do one thing:

EMBRACE their physical needs.

When you embrace your preschooler’s needs, you . . . communicate that they are safe, establish that the world can be trusted, and demonstrate that they are worth loving.

You are probably doing more than you realize to show your preschooler how much you love them. Make a list of the ways you already show up consistently to meet their physical needs.

For more blog posts and parenting resources, visit ParentCue.org.


Quest :: Week of August 10


The teachings in the Bible are worth more to us — are more valuable in this life — than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. At the end of the day, learning how God, our Creator, wants us to live is worth way more than anything money can buy. So grab a Bible and get ready — we’re going on a treasure hunt! We want to begin to uncover some nuggets of truth and set our preschoolers on a lifelong search for treasure — the kind of treasure that is better than gold.

This weekend, we learned that the Bible teaches us God gave us Jesus to be our friend forever.

This week, cuddle with your child and pray, “Dear God, Your teachings are worth more than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. Thank You for giving us the Bible so we can know Jesus wants to be our friend forever. In Jesus’ name, amen.”


Quest :: Week of July 23


This month, we will continue with our Power Up theme as we learn how Jesus gives us the power to love others—and not just the ones who are easy to love. No, this kind of power is what helps us love everyone! This powerful kind of love looks a lot like goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

This weekend, we learned that when Jesus is our friend, He gives us the power to be gentle.

Cuddle with your child and pray, “Dear God, thank You for giving us Jesus to be our friend and show us how to love one another. I pray [child’s name] and I will follow Jesus so we can have the power to love the way He loves. In Jesus’ name, amen.


Quest :: Week of July 16


This month, we will continue with our Power Up theme as we learn how Jesus gives us the power to love others—and not just the ones who are easy to love. No, this kind of power is what helps us love everyone! This powerful kind of love looks a lot like goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

In this week’s Bible story, Peter’s friends showed us what it looks like to be faithful.

As you drive, ask, “What gives the car power?” Continue asking what gives things power (radio, cell phone, street lights, anything you see along the way). Say, “When Jesus is our friend, He gives us the power to love people the way He loves us.”