Who is God to you? (Passion Conference)

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Who is God to you?

We identify with Him in different ways at different times.

When we are scared, He is Father.

When we are lonely, He is Friend.

Let’s not let the imperfect people with those titles in our lives skew how we view our perfect God.

Louie Giglio did a wonderful job during last night’s session at the Passion Conference explaining that God is everything You’d hope and more.


The live stream from Passion in Atlanta begins this morning (1/3/19) at 9:30 EST.  You will be blessed.  @mattchandler74 @louiegiglio and others will be speaking today. Pray for the speakers, worship leaders, hosts, and the many college and career aged young men and women in attendance.



FREE Preschool Christmas Sunday School Lesson

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I created a SUPER simple preschool Sunday School Christmas lesson.

Feel free to download here FREE.

Preschool Christmas Sunday School lesson

Preschool Christmas Sunday School Lesson

Show a gift bag and talk about presents. Ask the kids what they want for Christ-mas.
God gave everyone a gift. That gift was His Son—Jesus.
Some people had to wait a long time to get this gift, but finally the time arrive.
Mary had baby Jesus. She wrapped Him in cloth and laid Him in a manger. (show baby doll and wrap in blanket.)
Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus is God’s gift to us. (You may choose to pass the baby doll around and have each child say, Jesus is God’s gift to us, when they get the doll.)
Good gift/Bad gift Relay
Let the kids take turns deciding if the gift on the card is a good gift or a bad gift. Have them place the card in the correct paper sack labeled GOOD / BAD.

Relay cards:

Preschool Christmas Sunday School lesson relay cards

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Coloring Page

I am using this coloring sheet, found here:

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Hope this helps!



Ever Wonder How Present God Really is in Your Every Day?


Ever wonder how present God really is in your every day?

Six years and eight months ago, my husband called me into our bedroom and spoke two words to me that seemed to instantly cancel the two he’d spoken to me seventeen years earlier at the altar.

I’m done.

And he was.  And for six years and eight months, by the grace of God (and He gets all the credit), I have continued to keep my marriage covenant, alone.  I’ve continued to seek and pray for marriage reconciliation.  I’ve continued to stand on the truths of Scripture and what the Bible says about marriage.

Last Sunday evening, I was lying in bed with my Bible and I asked the Lord to give me something.  I just needed something to let me know that He was there.

He led me to Isaiah 54, and it was perfect.  But, I didn’t know just how perfect.

The next morning, I woke with the song, Ever Be, on my mind.  I played it on repeat as I got ready.  I even texted it to a few friends.  It was perfect.  But, I didn’t know just how perfect.

Later that same day, my sister in law called me as I was about to leave work.  She asked me if I’d heard.  I wasn’t sure what she meant, so she continued with two words.

He’s engaged.

I thanked her for telling me then headed home to sit with the Lord in my prayer closet – which is actually my front porch swing.

God reminded me of the chapter He’d shown me the night before and the song that He’d laid on my heart that very morning.

If you even wonder how present God is in your every day life.  I hope this answers that question for you.

Isaiah 54:4-17

“Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed;
Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame;
For you will forget the shame of your youth,
And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.
For your Maker is your husband,
The Lord of hosts is His name;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
For the Lord has called you
Like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit,
Like a youthful wife when you were refused,”
Says your God.
“For a mere moment I have forsaken you,
But with great mercies I will gather you.
With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment;
But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,”
Says the Lord, your Redeemer.

“For this is like the waters of Noah to Me;
For as I have sworn
That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth,
So have I sworn
That I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you.
10 For the mountains shall depart
And the hills be removed,
But My kindness shall not depart from you,
Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,”
Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.

11 “O you afflicted one,
Tossed with tempest, and not comforted,
Behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems,
And lay your foundations with sapphires.
12 I will make your pinnacles of rubies,
Your gates of crystal,
And all your walls of precious stones.
13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord,
And great shall be the peace of your children.
14 In righteousness you shall be established;
You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear;
And from terror, for it shall not come near you.
15 Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me.
Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake.

16 “Behold, I have created the blacksmith
Who blows the coals in the fire,
Who brings forth an [a]instrument for his work;
And I have created the [b]spoiler to destroy.
17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.


Ever Be



In the Presence of My Enemies


Psalm 23.  We have read it and recited it hundreds of times.

Recently, as I read it again, something new stood out.

Psalm 23:5-6, says, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemiesyou anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”

Jesus didn’t say He’d sit you down at another table.  He said he’d prepare your place setting right along side your enemies!

You will not be ashamed. Isaiah 54:4  You have a place at the table.

Your enemies may laugh and mock, but hold your head high.  Take your seat.

We live in a fallen world and there will be enemies, but always keep in mind that Christ has overcome the world.

John 16:33, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”


Bible Study for Kids-Check Your Heart, 1 Samuel 16:1-13







By Kathy Hutto

Check Your Heart – a Bible Study for Kids

SHOW a cup that is clean on the inside, but dirty on the outside.  – Tell about leaving it on your desk at work over the weekend and what you found inside on Monday!  Yuck!  (Note-a travel cup with lid would work well for the big reveal of the inside.)

SAY, Did you know people are like that?

READ Matthew 23:25-26, Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.  You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. (ESV)

TELL the story – I was riding along with my kids and their friends.  We passed a house with household items set outside.  One of the girls in back said, Look at all that junk!  To her it did look like junk and she didn’t realize it was actually a Yard Sale.  But, it made me think…It’s mid-week and these people are having a Yard Sale, so they must really need money right now.  I need to pray for them.  The truth is, sometimes I don’t always initially have a heart of compassion – all I see is junk.

READ Matthew 15:18, But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. (ESV)

Here’s a catch phrase to help us remember – Check your heart! (repeat)

Have everyone stand and run in place for one minute.  At the end of the minute, have the kids count their heart beats for one minute.  They should count about 120 beats.  (Let a few kids tell how many beats they counted.)

SAY, we just checked our physical hearts and today we will learn how to check our spiritual hearts.

Let’s read from the Bible about David.  Saul was King over the Israelites – God’s chosen people.  He was a good King.  (thumbs up)  Later, he began to disobey God (thumbs down).  God said He had chosen a new king.

READ 1 Samuel 13:14, But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince over his people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you. (ESV)

ASK, Was God looking for the strongest person to be king? (no) the most popular? (no) the tallest? (no) the best dressed? (no)

What was God looking for in a king? (a man after His own heart)

SAY, God told Samuel – a prophet, who was someone God would speak to and then he would tell the people what God said – that He would choose a new king from Jesse’s sons.

READ 1 Samuel 16:1-13, The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ And invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do. And you shall anoint for me him whom I declare to you.” Samuel did what the Lord commanded and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling and said, “Do you come peaceably?” And he said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrate yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord‘s anointed is before him.” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” Then Jesse made Shammah pass by.  And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 And Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen these.” 11 Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest,but behold, he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and get him, for we will not sit down till he comes here.” 12 And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah. (ESV)

SAY, God told Samuel he would choose one of Jesse’s sons to be the next king.  One by one, the sons came before Samuel.  Each time, God said, No-that’s not the one.  Finally, after all 7 brothers (count to 7) had been brought, Samuel asked if there were any more.  Jesse told him there was just one more-the youngest-out keeping the sheep.  When he came before Samuel, God confirmed he was the one! His name was David.

Even to David’s own dad, he didn’t seem like the logical choice.  But, God looks at the heart-and David had a heart like God’s!

It isn’t about following a bunch of rules, but in letting Him be the Ruler.

Sure you won’t go out and murder someone.  But, the Bible says if you hate in your heart, it’s the same thing!  Because the feelings are there with/without the actions.  READ 1 John 3:15, Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. (ESV)

READ this quote, “Jesus did not come into the world simply because we have some bad habits that need to be broken.  He came into the world because we have such dirty hearts that need to be purified.”

So how do you, Check your heart?  (repeat)

We strive to have a heart like God’s (a boy/girl after God’s own heart).  Let our thoughts and actions stem from a desire to think the way God would think and do what God would do.  How do we know what God would think/do?  He tells us in the Bible.  Read your Bible often and you will begin to know more about God and His character.  Ask God to give you a heart like His.

WRITE a check on each child’s hand as they exit – assure them it’s a washable marker.  Let it serve as a reminder to check your heart.

Check out the new Article: God’s Not Finished With Me Yet


Check out the new article posted over at huttopublishing.com entitled, He’s Not Finished with Me Yet.  It’s a sneak peak into my college days and a big blunder I made – only to have God pick up the pieces and make something good.  Isn’t that just like Him?!

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New blog post – Whom Have You Wept for Lately?










We uploaded a new blog post at huttopublishing.com.  Please check it out here.

It’s based on John 11, where you’ll find the shortest verse in the Bible – Jesus wept.  He had such compassion for His friends.  Whom have you wept for lately?

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24 Cents for 24 Hours Sale

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Some of our loyal customers missed our 24 cents in 24 hours Sale over at Currclick so we are offering it just once more.

Everything is 24 Cents for just 24 hours.  Prices will return to full price at the end of that time, so hurry and fill your shopping basket with all your back to school needs. Please share this sale with your homeschool groups.  

A few products we highly recommnend you check out are…

A to Z Toddler and Preschool Curriculum (Can be used for Pre-K if you add in handwriting/letter writing practice)

Bible Studies for Preteens

Growing Character Bible Studies for Kids

Learning Across the USA

Reading is for Everyone (fun flashcards that incorporate the letter sounds using pictures!)

Spelling is for Everyone

Click here to see everything that’s on sale.


Journal for Moms or Graduates

Journal for Prayer and Bible Time (for Mom or older student)

Looking for a gift for a MOM or a GRADUATE?  This is is!  Order now through Currclick.

While devotions are useful, there’s just no substitute for reading God’s Word for yourself and having a consistent prayer life.

These JOURNALS provide a place for organizing time spent with the Lord. This is a digital product and you will need to print, double sided.  I suggest taking to an office supply store to have spiral bound – usually for a couple of dollars.

You can view the Youtube video showing how this journal works here.

This journal includes a sheet of “I Am” statements with related Scripture to remind you that you are loved, worthy, understood, helped, known, and not alone.

It includes a section to write down monthly memory verses (two per month) as well as a place to record birthdays and anniversaries of family members and friends.

It includes a Weekly Prayer Sheet where you write down requests for Family, Friends and Others, and Answers to Prayers and Praises.

The bulk of this journal includes daily journal sheets. There are enough for Monday through Friday for an entire year.

On the journal pages, your mom or graduate can write down the Scripture the Lord leads him/her to for that day. He/she is encouraged to read Scripture from his own Bible. Underline, highlight, jot notes in your Bible and record everything on the journal page.

This journal also includes a Prayer Strategies section. Each prayer strategy sheet is steeped with Scripture so you can pray God’s Word over a person or situation. Prayers include Praying for Myself, Praying for My Spouse, Praying for My Children, Praying for My Future Husband or Wife, and Praying for Deliverance, etc.

Help your mom or graduate make spending time in His Presence a priority with this journal.

Please check out the other products under publisher Kathy Hutto.

Whatever it Takes

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