Snow White Intergenerational Lesson: Faith and Disney

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Disney’s cultural influence is enormous.  A saying that I truly love states, “If we don’t teach our children how to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to.” My husband and I have been teaching a midweek intergenerational study on “Faith and Disney”. The entire family joins us as we examine the religious messages found in our favorite Disney movies.  Unfortunately it has been difficult to find a good compilation of lessons which can fit into the intergenerational category…therefore, we are writing our own,  I really hope that you can use these lessons in your ministry or even as family faith talks at home.

When I began to think about this lesson plan, I came up with over 50 Disney movies that I could find scriptural references within.  We had to start with Snow White because it was the first Disney movie.

Download the lesson by clicking the link below:

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Faith and Disney journal additions:

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Because You Know I’m All About That….Self-Image

This is an article I wrote last year for preteenministry.net.  My daughter is now 10 and growing faster than ever.

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I don’t think there is anyone that has not heard the song “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor.  If you missed hearing the song all you have to do is turn on any hit music radio station and you will hear it.

The other day I was driving my 9-year old daughter to school and the song came on the radio.

When I first comprehended what my little princess was singing…

…..“I have the boom boom that all the boys chase and all the right junk in all the right places” I wanted to scream…stop growing up!!

Please stay little and innocent a few more years! Continue reading

Why I was happy when my son failed…..

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This past Saturday was our local Solo and Ensemble contest held by the Indiana State School Music Association.  This was my 8th grader’s first time to actually take part in a judged solo contest.  And, well, he got a silver rating.  Of course that is not bad at all for his first time out.  But not when you’re a part of a generation that has had everything given to them.

In school, rather than hurt anyone’s feelings we give all the kids awards.  Continue reading