About the Curriculum

Wisdom. There is only one true source, and that source is God as revealed to us in His Word. However, ever since the events of Genesis 3, we are prone to seek wisdom from other places. How can we guard our children, teaching them to discern the truth from the lie? I often ponder this in my role as the Director of Children’s Ministries at my church.

One day a good friend of mine in ministry, John Kuebler, walked through my door with a three-ring binder and asked me to look at something his friend had written and his friend’s wife had illustrated. I was delighted with the stories and pictures inside, thought how fun it would be to use these stories with the children at our church, and mused at how clever it was to use the phrases “Wisdom of the World” and “Wisdom of the Word.” I slid the binder onto my shelf. Several months later, another dear friend in ministry, Sue Jakes, who was at that time Children’s Ministries Coordinator for the PCA’s Committee for Discipleship Ministries, introduced me to Michael Dowling, exclaiming that he had written a wonderful children’s book, and someone needed to write a curriculum to partner with it. This was that same charming and insightful book that I had first read from a three-ring binder. Providence! 

So, I began to think . . . crafts, Bible content, memory work . . . 

Now, everything I write, I write for the children and families of my church first, since they are the ones God has called me to serve. Therefore, this 8-week curriculum to accompany Frog’s Rainy-Day Story and Other Fables is very much a labor of love for the children of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia. If it helps your church, homeschool group, or family dig a little deeper into God’s Word, then I am doubly blessed!

Lisa Updike
Director of Children’s Ministries
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Harrisonburg, Virginia