Saying you're devoted to something and being devoted to that thing are vastly different things. Deep down, you know the difference. Deep down, I know the difference. The real question is, "Will we care enough to move from saying we're devoted to really being devoted?"
We can wish. We can manipulate. We can modify behaviour. But we want better than that. We want God. We need God. God is our Creator and Sustainer and Transformer. Let's pray for our children.
Real life-change doesn't happen by accident. Take some time this week to really prepare yourself for your interactions with children. Spend time alone praying "God search my heart and know my thoughts. Read Scripture and consider the age-appropriate words you can use to speak it to children. Get beyond the bare minimum or the accepted... Continue Reading →
Cry of the Orphan-Foster Care Prayer Vigil
Cry of the Orphan. Take some time to join with others in prayer for children in the foster care system from May 20-27. This link will tell you a little more.
Student Parody Prayer
Here's a shout out to all the students out there! (Thanks Frank for sharing this with me.) Now I lay me down to study, so I pray I won't go nutty! If I should fail to learn this junk, I pray thee Lord I will not flunk. But if I do not shed a tear,... Continue Reading →
9 Tips for Teaching Kids to Pray
Prayer is in essence a fancy word for conversation and connection with God. Teaching kids to pray can be tricky, but you can do it. A few friends and I had a conversation about this not too long ago. We talked about the challenges of it and the frustrations that go along with it. For... Continue Reading →
Chat Show (Vol.2, Iss.7): Minecraft, a Monkey, Muddy Waters and More
Dive into this issue to catch a glimpse of what kids are curious about. There's a new game called Minecraft, strange names like Muddy Waters, friendship, Peter's denial of Jesus and more. Use the arrows to move around in the slide show or press stop to stay a little longer on a particular slide. Please... Continue Reading →
Sonora’s Two Principles for Handling Bullies
Sonora, my four year old daughter, came home from school awhile ago saying a boy in her class had hit her. Obviously, this bothered her some. I don't know the severity of that exchange, but it's worth considering. It could have been a hard hit out of the blue or a tap with noticeable anger.... Continue Reading →