5 Bible Verses Toddlers Can (and Should) Memorize

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5 Bible Verses Toddlers Can Memorize - Intentional By Grace

Genesis 1:1: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

We chose Genesis 1:1 as our son’s first Bible verse to memorize.

Creation reveals its Creator, which make it important to know. Unless we believe God created us, the rest will make zero sense.

John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Creation pales in comparison to the person and work of Jesus Christ!

God created us and He loves us. John 3:16 is a truth-packed verse that is easy for little ones to memorize.

They should know from a young age that God loves them so much that He sent His Son to die on the Cross for them.

Ephesians 6:1: Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right.

During the early years of life, it’s important to understand that God has given Mommy and Daddy authority over their little ones. Ephesians 6:1 is often quoted throughout the day as a reminder that it is God who wants children to obey for it is right.

Matthew 22:39: And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

We memorize this verse to help us understand sharing with others! It is important to us that our children understand early on that loving others is an important part of being a Christian.

Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Often throughout the day, children require correction for wrong behavior. As parents, it’s easy to correct the behavior without telling them what God’s way looks like.

Restaurant style ranch tortilla chips

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baked ranch tortilla chips recipe
  1. Cut tortillas into triangles.
  2. Stir ranch seasoning and paprika in small bowl until blended.
  3. Brush tortilla chips with oil on both sides.
  4. Dip each chip into the seasoning mix and shake off any excess.
  5. Bake on parchment lined cookie sheet at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 13 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.

The Perfect Homemade All Butter Pie Crust

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Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20-30 min | Total time: 30-40 min

The Perfect Homemade All Butter Pie Crust


  • 2 3/4 cups All Purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup ice water


  1. Add the flour, sugar and salt to a stand mixer with paddle attachment. Beat on low to combine. Add cold butter, beat until butter is the size of small peas with the flour mixture.
  2. With the mixer on, slowly add the ice water until dough forms and is combined.
  3. Transfer dough to a lightly floured countertop, kneading a couple times to combine. Divide dough in half, flatten slightly and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before using. When ready to use, roll out round large enough to fit your pie plate. Transfer to pie dish and crimp the edges as desired. Poke holes at the bottom of pie. Bake for 25-30 minutes until baked through and slightly golden. Remove and let cool before filling. If using a pie filling recipe that needs baked, bake according to that particular recipe.
  4. Store dough wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 1 week in the refrigerator or 2 months in the freezer.

Makes two 9 inch pie crusts


One Minute Homemade Pie Crust


  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour  (about 9 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 sticks butter (12 tablespoons), cut into slices
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp ice water (approximately)

1) Place flour and sugar in a food processor.  Pulse.

2) Add about half of the butter. Pulse.  Add the rest of the butter. Pulse until the mixture turns into coarse crumbs.

3) Through the feed tube, slowly add the ice water and pulse until the dough gathers up into a ball.  If it doesn’t after a few seconds, add a few more drops of ice water until it does.

4) Take the dough and flatten it into a disc and place it on a sheet of floured plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before rolling. Remember to use the plastic wrap trick from above!

Happy baking!!IMG_20121027_143906

Recipe adapted from: http://theitaliandishblog.com/imported-20090913150324/2011/9/9/you-will-make-homemade-one-minute-pie-dough-and-raspberry-pi.html


The Best Apple Pie Ever


  • 2 batches of my one minute homemade pie crust (or 1 if you roll it out very thinly!)
  • 7-8 small granny smith apples, peeled, sliced, and cored
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 heaping tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

1). Place the peeled, cored, and sliced apples in a large bowl. Set aside.

2). Preheat oven to 425F.

3). In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the 3 tbsp of flour and mix well, forming a paste. Add the water, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla and mix well. Bring to a boil for 1 minute, then reduce heat to a simmer for an additional minute.

4). Remove from heat and reserve about 1/3 cup of filling for pie crust. Add remaining filling to apples. Toss well.

5). Pour apples into prepared pie crust, mounding slightly. Top with second pie crust (lattice design, etc). Brush the remaining 1/3 cup caramel filling over the crust.

6). Cover the pie loosely with aluminum foil. I lightly spray the foil so it does not stick to the pie. Place the pie on top of a cookie sheet (to catch any drips) and bake at 425F for 10-12 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350F and bake for another 50 minutes (remove the foil the last 10 minutes to let the crust brown), or until done.  The pie is done when the crust is golden-brown and the apples are soft when pierced with a fork.

7). Allow the pie to cool before serving. Enjoy!

Serves: 8-10 people.

Recipe adapted from: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Apple-Pie-by-Grandma-Ople/. 

Adapted recipe courtesy of Audrey’s Apron.


Homemade Apple Pie Filling
Homemade Apple Pie Filling - Great for pies, crisps, cookies and more! So much better than store bought.


  • 4 cup sliced, peeled Apples
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup warm Water


  • Place apple slices in bowl.
  • Add 3/4 cup water and lemon juice and toss to prevent browning.
  • In a saucepan, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water until blended.
  • Add cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. Whisk until blended.
  • Add contents of apple slice bowl to saucepan and cook over low heat until apples are tender.
  • Allow to cool before putting in crust.


Apple Pie

Once you have you pie crust ready and in your pie dish, place all the apples into the pie crust. The apples should completely fill up the pie crust. Now here is what I think is the interesting…you don’t need to mix anything together, instead you just place everything on top of the apples. Every apple pie recipe I have read tells you to mix the ingredients with the apples. But the one I have here, from my mother-in-law, is different. And you know what?! It works! And it is sooo yummy!

sliced apples

Okay, so now you sprinkle the sugar over the apples so that they are all covered. Then sprinkle the apple pie spice (or cinnamon) over the sugar. Dot with a small amount of butter. I usually place 4-5 small pieces of butter on top.

apple pie sugar

Before you put the pie in, don’t forget the crumbs! While I think a pie crust on top of the pie is so very pretty, I also think apple pie with crumbs on top tastes better! ;o) So that is the way we make it here in our home!

To make the crumbs…combine the flour, sugar and softened butter in a medium sized bowl. A little tip…make sure the butter is softened. It works in much easier. I use a pastry blender or the back of a fork to do this step. Once they are combined well and look like crumbs, spread them over the top of the pie.

apple pie topping

Place the pie on a baking sheet before putting in the oven. This helps in case the juices from the pie overflow. Place the pie on the middle shelf of your oven. Bake it at 425 degrees for 50-60 minutes. I would suggest placing a foil tent over the pie after it’s been baking for 20 minutes. This keeps the top of the pie from burning. The pie is done when it is golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack.

apple pie

Recipe Tips:

Use a variety of apples. Mix a few different red apples with a couple of green apples for the best flavor.

Make sure butter is softened to room temperature for the crumbs.

Place foil tent over the pie after 20 minutes of baking so that it does not brown too much.


Homemade Apple Pie
  1. 1 pie crust
  2. 7-8 apples (about 6-1/2 cups of mixed variety is best)
  3. ¾ teaspoon apple pie spice (or cinnamon if you don’t have apple pie spice)
  4. ¾ cup granulated sugar
  5. Butter, to dot the pie with
For the crumbs
  1. ¾ cup flour
  2. ½ cup sugar
  3. ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Prepare your pie crust and place in 9” pie dish.
  3. Peel and slice your apples into small slices, about ¼” thick
  4. Place the apples into the pie crust.
  5. Sprinkle the sugar over the apples.
  6. Sprinkle the apple pie spice (or cinnamon) over the sugar.
  7. Dot with butter (4-5 small pieces of butter).
  8. To make the crumb topping, place the softened butter, flour and sugar into a medium sized bowl. Use the back of the fork or pastry blender to mix the ingredients to form crumbs.
  9. Sprinkle the crumbs over the pie.
  10. Place the pie dish on a baking sheet.
  11. Place the pie in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  12. * Tip: Make a tent with foil and place that over the pie after baking for 20 minutes. This keeps the pie from browning too much.
  13. Pie is done when it is golden brown.
  14. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
  15. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  1. Use a variety of apples. Mix a few different red apples with a couple of green apples for the best flavor.
  2. Make sure butter is softened to room temperature for the crumbs.
  3. Place foil tent over the pie after 20 minutes of baking so that it does not brown too much.



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baik suka maupun duka, baik yang ringan maupun yang berat.
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jauhkan ia dari segala yang jahat dan bila ia harus berhadapan dengan godaan kuatkanlah dia dengan kasihMu.
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Kuhaturkan syukur dan permohonan ini demi kemuliaan namaMu, dengan perantaraan Kristus Tuhan kami.


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Allah yang mahakuasa, pencipta umat manusia, pada hari gembira ini kami memuji kebesaran-Mu. Engkau telah menciptakan …. (nama) dengan penuh kasih.

Kami bersyukur kepada-Mu karena misteri kejadiannya; sungguh ajaiblah yang telah Engkau kerjakan.
Seperti kelahiran dan hidup Yesus, membawa damai dan sukacita, semoga hidupnya pun membawa damai dan sukacita bagi sesama.

Terima kasih, ya Bapa, atas penyertaan-Mu sepanjang perjalanan hidupnya. Terima kasih pula, Engkau selalu membesarkan hatinya di saat ia mengalami duka dan kecemasan. Semoga hari bahagia ini menguatkan imannya akan Dikau.

Kami bersyukur kepada-Mu atas segala anugerah yang ia terima selama tahun yang silam. Kami bersyukur kepada-Mu karena segala simpati, persahabatan dan kasih sayang yang ia rasakan dari orangtua, sanak saudara dan handai taulan. Kami mohon agar hari-hari yang akan ia lalui ini membawa bahagia: semoga ia dapat bekerja lancar, dan usahanya semakin berkembang. Tetapi lebih dari itu semua, semoga ia tak pernah terpisah dari-Mu, apa pun juga yang akan terjadi, sebab Engkaulah tumpuan hidupnya; semoga Engkau menyertai dia hari ini, besok, dan sepanjang hayatnya. (Amin.)

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