At Home Resources

The New Hope staff have compiled a list of resources which you may find helpful during this time.

Adults

Songs for Social Distancing Spotify Playlist

Are fear, worry, and stress setting in? Social Distancing and working from home got you down and feeling isolated? Need some new music? Turn up this playlist to help lift your spirits and remind yourself of the joy and hope we have in Christ!

Click Here -> https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6cKaOrIvkyaqh8Sw7Syo8r?si=T0UGmtNyQ2WmeNNySr5TZA 

Books
Podcasts/Videos
Free Downloads

Download the free Libby app on your device. From Libby you can sign in to your Lebanon Public Library https://leblibrary.com/node/4119 account, or your Zionsville Public Library https://zionsvillelibrary.org/discover/online-resources/account. You can access e-books and e-audio and some videos. Card holders of the libraries can login to their account to access videos, music, and other resources, as well. Be sure to look for Veggie Tales, Tobymac, Chris Tomlin, C. S. Lewis, Max Lucado, and other Christian artists/authors for free.

A list of free online resources: https://www.freechristianresources.org/free-christian-bible-study

Children/Family
  • Read Aloud Family 
  • RightNow Media:
    • “All Kid’s Episodes”- so many fantastic kids videos and songs
      • Veggie Tales
      • Adventures in Odyssey listening stories
    • Parenting Videos:  
      • “It Starts at Home, Learn to Confidently Teach Your Kids About God” by Matt Chandler, Gary Thomas, Kurt & Olivia Burner
      • “Parenting the Early Years"
Exercises to Try

20ish Second Scriptures to Memorize

We usually blame our lack of free time for not being able to read scripture, let alone memorize it! Below we’ve chosen some foundational passages of scripture and others that remind us to trust in the Lord. Instead of singing the A-B-C’s washing your hands, practice reciting God’s word and hide it in your heart!

Psalm 1 / Psalm 23 / Psalm 46 / Psalm 121 / Phil. 4:6-7 (NLT) / Joshua 1:7-9 / Deuteronomy 6:4-9 / Proverbs 3:3-8 / 1 Peter 5:6-11 / John 3:16-21 / The Lord’s Prayer

Write a Psalm to the Lord

While the Book of Psalms is the prayer book given for God’s people, they ironically though are a collection of our prayers to God. Prayers of praise, trust, confession, sadness, fear, doubt, and crying out for God to act. While many of us are terrible at journaling, what if you wrote your own Psalm to God to help express to Him how you’re feeling with all that is happening? Like the whole book of Psalms, the psalms of lament follow a pattern that begins with suffering, trial, and fear, but ends with giving God praise and glory. Usually, these prayers start on a negative, somewhat complaining note, but they end on a positive, faith-filled note.

Use this guide below to follow the structure of a psalm:

  1. Address the Lord as to whom you are writing along with His attributes, characteristics, and past actions of faithfulness. For example, Psalm 44:1 says simply, “O God,” and Psalm 22 begins, “My God, my God.”
  2. Identify how you are feeling now or the complaint you have to God. For example, “Yet for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered” (Psalm 44:22). A request to God for help can also be found in a psalm of lament: “Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever” (Psalm 44:23).
  3. Articulate deeper what you are wrestling with, how you are feeling, how you are being affected, its effect on the world and those around you.
  4. Confession of Trust: Write the ways you trust in the Lord. Share your hope that he will come to your aid, that he is present in the situation, and that he is in control and working.
  5. Pray for Deliverance: Write out the ways you want God to intervene and bring peace out of chaos, life out of death, and faith out of fear.
  6. Praise: Offer praise and thanksgiving to God for His many blessings in your life, some that you are even enjoying in this very moment. A psalm of lament will incorporate an affirmation of trust in God, often remembering His previous acts of faithfulness: “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation” (Psalm 13:5) or “I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me” (Psalm 13:6).