"Watch out for that hook!"
Whew......Ok, it's made out of pancakes so don't worry! Heehee!
I've got a Crabby pirate pancake tutorial all ready for you today complete with a hook arm-Arrrg!
Before I get into more talk about this grumpy crab, I wanted to chat a little bit about teaching and being a parent. If you've been around on my blog for a little while, you'll notice that I do a lot of teaching but I was thinking that I should share with you that I'm not a professional teacher. You know that right??? Sure, I have in my past and continue to work and teach in children's ministries at church but honestly, I totally rely on God for help in this area of teaching! I feel very inadequate.
I'm an illustrator and years ago, that's why I started this blog, for my artwork. However, I discovered pancake art and realized how much I enjoyed "illustrating with pancakes." Then, somehow, one day I decided to use pancakes as an object lesson to teach the Bible to my kids. I wish that I could remember what in the world I was thinking that made me decide to do that but I just don't know.
Anyhow, I'm off on a tangent, sorry. I meant to say that, I'm not a professional teacher. I'm just a Mom giving her best effort......I hope to encourage you that no matter where you are in your life, that you make time to teach your kids about the Lord.
Please know that I'm not perfect and that I struggle myself. Sometimes I get lazy or sometimes life just seems too busy to schedule time in but then I remember how important it is to train them and not rely on outside sources only (church or Christian programs) to do it. Not that those aren't important. They are, but we need to be their primary teachers....even if we aren't "professional teachers" we serve an awesome God who can help us do our best! He's called us to be parents, so he will equip us.Lord, help us to do our Best because, well, it's not always easy to do so......help us to put training our children to know you, to love and serve you as a top priority, even when were tired, or busy and just don't feel like it. You are worthy Lord of our best effort. Please help us to reflect that in our lives.
In Jesus name,Amen
|My Crabby pirate sketches.|
forgive, and ye shall be forgivenForgiving others
is the theme that I'm teaching my kids this month and I'm using a grumpy, silly, Crabby pirate to do it.
I think that "forgiving others" is one of those lessons that needs to be taught over and over a million-billion times because it's something that just doesn't come naturally (to kids or adults!). However, it's really, truly important to teach this because the Bible says that we won't be forgiven if we don't forgive others and since salvation comes through forgiveness, we totally need to be forgiven ourselves. Wow, this is important!
Here is the video I put together on how to make a Crabby pirate:
Let's work to give God our BEST!