Family Rhythm Goes on a Podcast!

Last week, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Tom Bump of the Kid's Ministry Collective Podcast. We had a conversation ranging from building spiritual rhythms at home to leading in family ministry. Tom is a long-time children's ministry leader, genuine listener, friend and ministry coach. You can check out his website here. Have... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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