In recent months I began serving as the kids ministry director at my church. For me, getting on the floor to teach toddlers about Jesus has become a joy. But I'm discovering not everyone feels this way. And actually, I didn't always feel this way. I realize there are people who should never work with… Continue reading Three reasons teaching kids the Gospel is good for you
Kids are rowdy, they knock over our shiny religious teacups filled with anger, impatience and selfishness. But their rowdiness is no excuse for our complacency. Protecting our whitewashed lives is not what God has called us to. When my boys were little I felt the tension between what I wanted to do with my days… Continue reading Church, do we despise the children?
"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words I command you today shall be on your heart." Deuteronomy 6:5-6Therefore you shall love the LORD your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always. Know… Continue reading Momma-Preacher: Meditations on Deuteronomy 6 and 11
Explaining sanctification to a 7 year old is really... clarifying. I think all we who claim to be Christians should at some point try describing the process of "being sanctified" to a child.It was a really precious moment. And quite frankly I wasn't expecting it. Actually I was tired, cold and day-dreaming about when I'd… Continue reading A whiff of heaven