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Jul
21

Everything You Need To Know About Prayer Can Be Learned From A Kid

Kids will say some of the most interesting things.  Sometimes it makes you cringe, sometimes it makes you want to laugh and sometimes you are just left speechless.  But, when it comes to prayer, I am often in awe of what children will say to God.

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I have the awesome privilege of working with children – at home, of course, and at church.  Some of the most amazing experiences I have in these roles come when I pray with children.

Kids may say the darnedest things at the worst possible moments; but, I have also heard them say some of the most

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Mar
31

Why I Told My Children to Stop Saying “Sorry”

You are too loud. Sorry. You spilled your grape juice on the carpet in the room you were not supposed to have drinks in. Sorry. You hurt your brother when you hit him. Sorry. You took that without permission. Sorry. You broke the window. Sorry. You lied to me. Sorry.

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The list could go on and on. You probably have similar stories. Your child does something wrong, makes a mistake, either by accident or intention, and then simply says “sorry” to atone for the problem.

That’s the right thing to do, isn’t it?  Yes; but, no. read more

Feb
17

10 Ways to Get the Attention of Kids

Turn on disco and do a funny dance. Bang on pots and pans. And don’t forget the bullhorn.

No, really, seriously…well, not completely seriously…we are talking about working with kids; and, we all know that being serious all of the time with kids just doesn’t work. But there are times that you really need to get your group of kids to stop what they are doing and listen to you.

[For more tips in getting the attention of your child, check out this post “12 Ways To Get Your Child’s Attention.”]

There are so many ways to get the attention of kids in a group setting. Here are some of my favorites… read more

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