The Tongue

The tongue is wet, slithery, smooth. It is a muscle that forms sounds, tastes food, packages food into a blob and then moves it to the throat for swallowing. It communicates. Once there was a word. It was a nasty little word. A word that shouldn't be heard. In the beginning, the word was just... Continue Reading →

Human Worth: How to See the Good in Others

Why is it that so many of us feel worthless? Why is it that so much of the world treats others as worthless? Whatever the reason, let me state something very clear: you…have…worth! God made us to be like him. No other creature is given that gift. So see the good that God sees. Draw... Continue Reading →

Kid Talk: Four Ideas for Increased Connection

Speaking with children is a bit of an art. As adults, we spend a lot of time thinking and speaking with our adult vocabulary. Children need simple words, shorter sentences, essential truth and vivid examples. This isn’t too difficult to accomplish, but takes some conscious thought and consistent effort. Just talk. Keep it simple. No... Continue Reading →

Middle Childhood: Developing Skills

When adults praise a kid’s…efforts, kids broaden competence. -Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. -Paul (Philippians 1:9) Elementary aged children want to master skills. They can be easily crushed with too much harsh criticism, but... Continue Reading →

Start: Sometimes You Just Need to Move

I tend to over-plan. Planning is important because running around recklessly is madness. But over-planning or over-thinking can lead to stagnation; it questions, but doesn't move. It can lead to waiting for perfect conditions and parameters and problem-solutions that will never fully form. So today's post is for those of you who feel stuck. I... Continue Reading →

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