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.

Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 39 – Eli

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Eli? Context (1 Samuel 1-4):  Eli was a priest and was a judge over Israel for 40 years.  Although Eli looked good on the outside, he had some … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 38 – Hannah

  What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Hannah? Context (1 Samuel 1, 2):  Hannah was a woman who loved God but was sad because she could not have any children.  She prayed with all … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 37 – Boaz

  What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Boaz? Context (Ruth):  When Ruth was faced with the premature death of her husband, she chose to follow her mother-in-law, Naomi, back to her homeland in order … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 36 – Ruth

  What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Ruth? Context (Ruth):  Ruth is one of my heroes in the Bible.  Even as a man, I can find so much to pattern my life after in … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 11 – Hagar

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Hagar? Context (Genesis 16-21):  Hagar was Sarah’s maid.  When Sarah was old and she didn’t think she could have children, she selected Hagar to be her surrogate mom … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 16 – Laban

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Laban? Context (Genesis 24:1-31:55):  Laban was the brother of Rebekah and the brother-in-law of Isaac.  When Isaac’s son Jacob went out looking for a wife, he came to … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 35 – Delilah

  What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Delilah? Context (Judges 16):  Delilah is one of the most tragic and devious people in the Bible.  Samson was infatuated with her and she used his trust … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 34 – Samson

  What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Samson? Context (Judges 13-16; Hebrews 11:32):  Most of us remember the failures of Samson as he used his incredible strength to get himself out of jams and … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 33 – Jephthah

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Jephthah? Context (Judges 11:1-12:7):  He was the son of a harlot and his father was  named Gilead.  Because of this, his half brothers hated him and they drove … Continue reading

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Making A Praise Shaker Bible Craft With Kids

School is almost out and summer is almost here. Kids want to celebrate! Why not turn that into a time to praise the Lord together. We think this craft idea will be fun way to do just that. It is … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 32 – Job

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Job? Context (Job):  Job was a man who faithfully served God and had been greatly blessed by God with a wealth, family, friends and good health.  One day … Continue reading

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Free Bible Lesson Ideas To Teach Kids

Ever want to teach your kids about forgiveness, how we can lean on Jesus, or how God can do all things. Now it is easy to delve into these difficult subject with free lesson ideas. Check out a website called … Continue reading

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What’s In The Bible The First 5 Minutes- The Fun Bible Video Overview

We love this new series called What’s In The Bible. It teaches kids and parents the big idea behind each book in the Bible. Join Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer and his friends on a journey through the each book … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 31 – Deborah

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Deborah? Context (Judges 4, 5):  Deborah was chosen by God to lead Israel as a judge because of her great wisdom and humility.  At that time the Israelites … Continue reading

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How To Help Kids To Have Healthy Friendships

Here are 5 ideas to help kids have healthy friendships: Model healthy friendships in your life. Talk openly about the things that you are learning in your friendships. Help them to see that God wants us to learn and grow … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 30 – Ehud

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Ehud? Context (Judges 3:12-30):  Maybe you have never heard of Ehud.  God raised up Ehud as a Judge to throw off the 18 year domination of the Moabites.  … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 3 – Cain

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Cain? Context (Genesis 4):  Cain was the first son of Adam and Eve and the first child born on this earth.  He had a brother named Abel.  Abel … Continue reading

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Old and New Testament Craft Resources

Looking for great Bible craft projects that will last and kids will really like but you aren’t the crafty type of person? Then check out a website called Guildcraft. They have a whole section of Bible craft project ideas. There … Continue reading

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Free Easy FUN Family Devotion Ideas

OH MY, CAN FAMILY DEVOTIONS BE THIS EASY! With theme ideas like fun hair night, toothpaste squeeze, and izzy dizzy walking wobble, just to name a few, your kids will remember these family devotional activities. Check out ThreeThirtyMinistries.org for all of … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 29 – Caleb

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Caleb? Context (Joshua 14:6-15):  Caleb was a faithful follower of God all his life.  As a 40 year old man he was chosen along with Joshua to be … Continue reading

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