[Proverbs as Parables]: The Jewel

There once was a jewel named Sparkle. Sparkle was lonely. Don’t get me wrong, Sparkle had plenty of companions. It’s just that they were all stashed away in a dusty box. You see, the owner just wasn’t that interested in jewelry. Sparkle, the jewel, was attached to a silver braided necklace. She was covered with... Continue Reading →

[Proverbs as Parables]: The Two Paths

There once were two paths. One was a dark way. The other way was straight. The Dark Way was crooked, twisted and jagged. It was littered with thorns and ankle-breaking cracks in the rocks. The Straight Way was brightly lit. It was clearly marked. Although not without challenge, it brought its travelers safely to the... Continue Reading →

Is this Really Worth My Time?

"Is all of this really making a difference?" Steve Adams, Executive Pastor of Children’s Ministry at Saddleback Church in California, asks this question in his book, Children’s Ministry on Purpose. And we all do don’t we? We wonder if our efforts developing children really means anything. Perhaps we should ignore our little ones and not... Continue Reading →

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