Roots to Arrows

Know God's Big Story for Life

          Root & Release!

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.   Proverbs 22:6

 

How's your training game? If you're like most of us, it needs some work. Ours did.

Let's be honest. Knowing how to approach the Bible can be overwhelming. And that leads to excuses.

But...

Kids not trained in God's Word look for answers in all the wrong places, especially when life gets tough. And we know it will...

Why? They've not been trained to go to the Bible as the ultimate authority. Instead, they get their answers from a cacophony of other voices, especially social media. We need to choose His way, which means knowing Him - not just know about Him, but know Him.

Kids not rooted in the Bible are likelier to leave God behind as adults. And with eternity in mind, this is truly fatal...

Why? When the biblical connection is missing, there is no love loss. This life is short. Eternity is just that: forever. Line up with God whose story is ultimately what matters. Our plans only work when they align with God's. We must know His plan for life to work.

We had the same reasons for not training as you probably do: no time, full schedules, and more importantly, we're not Bible scholars. We didn't know how to lead and we did what most others were doing: took our kids to church. Box checked!

TIME: Then, how do some people fit it in if time is an issue? Don't we all have the same amount of time? God wouldn't give us a command if we didn't have time to do it. We can't make more time. We have to take the time.

SCHEDULES: Ours were full too. Maybe we over-scheduled or lacked priorities, but we did take them to church every week. Who's doing the training then? We relegated it. We gave up our position to do the training.

SCHOLAR: Not a Bible scholar? Most of us aren't. The Bible wasn't written just for scholars. It's God's story for all of us. He wants us to know Him...through His word, His son.

Once you decide this is a command and not a suggestion, you switch to become disciplined to make it happen. That's what we do whenever something becomes a priority. That's what we do when we commit to lose weight or exercise. We prioritize and focus. 

If you don't prioritize God's Word now, your kids will follow that example when they leave your house, leaving the Bible to collect dust.

Root them & release them! It's a plan given by God. And we are here to help you. 

Janet Johnson

"I feel so much stronger after taking Kim's class."

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"Kim's classes helped me build confidence."

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Hi All!
It's Susie and like you, I wear many hats.  I am a wife, Mom, Nonna, daughter, sister, friend, former teacher, and slightly Christmas-obsessed.  No role is more important than passing along a Godly legacy to our kids and grandkids. 
We are here to partner with you in that great and messy venture.  Messy, but oh-so-worth-it.  Let's dig in together to see what we can produce!
How did Roots to Arrows begin?
 
It all started in my classroom. 
As a teacher, connecting with my students and families was paramount for me. In order for kids to be their best and learn, they must feel safe, seen, and known. Finding out who they were and their strengths was my priority at the beginning of each year. Letting them openly share who they were with everyone else began the process of feeling safe and learning.
However, in public education, I couldn't openly share who I was - a Bible-believing, Christ follower. How and why I taught came from that place, but I couldn't openly discuss it. Wanting to provide a basis from scripture with my students and families captivated my mind, but I had to put a generic spin to my teaching, advice, and answers.
Openly sharing from my Biblical worldview about raising kids and grandkids is the focus at Roots to Arrows! (And yes, this is an actual picture of my second grade classroom). :-)