Author Archives: Liz Hagler

About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.

Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: We Each Have A Purpose – The Story Behind Ephesians 2:10

Ephesians 2:10 is a favorite children’s bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind the verse? “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Paul … Continue reading

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Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: Let Your Light Shine – The Story Behind Matthew 5:16

Matthew 5:16 is a favorite children’s Bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse? “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 9 – Transparency Is The Best Policy (Part 2)

Jesus encouraged transparency and the dirty laundry to be aired within His own children (disciples) so that He could deal with it right then and there where it was safe. Just after Jesus shared with His disciples that He would … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 9 – Transparency Is The Best Policy (Part 1)

Jesus was transparent and revealed His struggles to His children (disciples) so that they could understand how to deal with life’s difficulties. When Jesus was going to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, prior to His arrest and crucifixion, He … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 21 – Aaron

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Aaron? Context (Exodus thru Deuteronomy):  Aaron was Moses’ older brother.  He was used by God to be a spokesperson on behalf of Moses. Aaron was also the first … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids The Biblical Value Of Hard Work

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 9 – Sarah

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Sarah? Context (Genesis 11:29-25:18):  Sarai (later named Sarah) was the wife of Abraham and traveled with from Ur to Haran.  By faith they followed God’s leading to go … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 8 – Abraham

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Abraham? Context (Genesis 11-25):  Abram (later named Abraham) was born to Terah in Ur and traveled to Haran.  By faith he followed God’s leading to go the Canaan.  … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 7 – Ishmael

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Ishmael? Context (Genesis 16, 17):  Sarai (Sarah) was old and had not given Abram (Abraham) any children.  So instead of trusting God, she gave her servant Hagar to … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 6 – Melchizedek

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Melchizedek? Context (Genesis 14:18-20):  Melchizedek is very mysterious.  He was not a Jew, but he still worshipped God.  He was the king of Salem and a priest of … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 5 – Lot

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Lot? Context (Genesis 11-14; 19):  Lot was Abraham’s nephew and traveled with Abraham to a new land.  Because their herds were so big, Abraham and Lot chose to … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 48 – Absalom

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Absalom? Context(2 Samuel 13-19):  Absalom was the eldest son of king David. As we have seen over and over in the Bible, when a father does not train … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 47 – Nathan

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Nathan? Context (2 Samuel 7 – 1 Kings 1):  Nathan is one of my favorite Bible prophets and as a result we named our son Nathan.  Nathan’s name … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 46 – Michal

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Michal? Context (1 Samuel 14 – 2 Samuel 6):  Michal was the daughter of king Saul.  David fought and killed 100 Philistines in order to have her hand … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 45 – Abner

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Abner? Context (2 Samuel 2, 3):  Abner was the commander of the armies of king Saul and later Saul’s son Ishobosheth.  Ishobosheth was a weak king and Abner left him … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 44 – Abigail

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Abigail? Context (1 Samuel 25):  Abigail was the wife of foolish Nabal.  When David and his men were fleeing from Saul and Saul’s army, David and his men … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 43 – Jonathan

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Jonathan? Context (1 Samuel 13-31):  Jonathan was the son of king Saul and close friend of David.  Even when his father turned against David, Jonathan remained David’s friend … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 42 – David

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of David? Context (1 Samuel 16 – Kings 2 ):  David was the second king of Israel.  David was called a man after God’s own heart.  David was considered … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 41 – Saul

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Saul? Context (1 Samuel 9-31 ):  Saul was the first king ofIsrael.  He was selected when the people rejected God as their king and asked for a human … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 40 – Samuel

  What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Samuel? Context (1 Samuel 1-28 ):  Samuel had been dedicated to the Lord by his mother Hannah from the time he was an infant.  He grew up … Continue reading

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