so that they will praise your heavenly Father.

(head looking up, arms and hands open, smile)


"Can you explain the Trinity?" A Safe Place to Explore Questions About  Life and God, Accesses 26        September 2016.

"How Can One God Be Three Persons?" Christian, Accessed 26 September 2016.

Mears, Dr. Hennrietta C., What the Bible is All About Bible Handbook, NIV Edition (Ventura, California : Regal 1998)

The Living Bible Paraphrased; A Thought-for-Thought Translation (Wheaton, Illnoise: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 1976)

Stanley, Charles. "The Roles of the Trinity?" Taken from "The Truth About the Trinity" by In Touch Ministries (used by permission). Accessed 26           

     September 2016.

"What Does the Bible Teach About the Trinity?" Got Questions?org, Accessed 2 September 2016

Yancy, Philip and Tim Stafford, notes, ​The Student Bible, New Release Standard Version (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zonderv


Christmas Boarder in What's Happening: (C)Lloyds & Barton 2007, Gartner Stationery Papeterie,

Illustrations, Artiicles and Logo: Marva Renee Southall                                                                           

Photo of church on blog: Wordpress through Godaddy

Photo of Marva on Blog:  J.C. Penny Portrait                                                                                                 

Photo of Marva on Website: Olan Mills Portrait, now J.C. Penny Portraits

Photo of Mother Reading to Child, Parent Page: Freediigit

​Photo of Walter Southall: Unknown

Spirit Lead Writers Network Flyer: Lalita Smith

Women's Conference Flyers: Born Again Church

Don't hide your light!

(head down, hands over eyes, frown on face)

Let it shine for all;

(jump once, move hands away from eyes, smile)

It is interesting what is remembered as we grow older. I remember my mother often singing Frank Sinatra's "Always" to me and my brother.

She would pause right before the word always. My brother, who was just learning to talk, would insert ..."all weees". Now, 50+ years later I can still hear them singing in my heart's ear.

"I'll be loving you.......all weees.

With the love that's true......all weees..."

Just like when I was a child, that song still gives me a sense of peace and a smile.

You know, those special little things you do make a huge difference...keep doing them.

And let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

(Galatians 6:9)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​1. Read the scripture to your child with expression while sliding your fingers under the words.

2. Ask your child to say each section after you and do the action written in parenthesis. Explain the meanings of any unknown words.

3. Say and act out each section with your child.

4. Repeat the scripture and the actions many times during the month.

Don't hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father.

(Matthew 5:15-16 The Living Bible Paraphrased)

What are some good deeds (or things) you do to let your light shine?

Parent Encouragement


Let your good deeds glow for all to see,

(Hands open beside each side of face, rock body side to side, smile)

References and Acknowledgements

Parent/Child Interaction Activity:

Teach a Bible Scripture