November Editor’s Notes

November Editor’s Notes

Chances are if you have kids in sports or competitions of any kind, you have a growing collection of ribbons and medals, sashes and badges, certificates, trophies, or plaques. Some might hang on your walls or sit propped up on shelves somewhere. But if we’re honest, others get stuffed into a drawer and eventually thrown out. These were so important when they first came into our homes, but at some point they just lost their value. All those awards and medals can only mean so much, because honor... Read More
October Editor’s Notes

October Editor’s Notes

Sometimes I think it would be nice to be a superhero. Most of the time, it’s like they act without a single ounce of fear. They see a problem and without thinking they jump to the rescue to save the day, conquering evils and injustices in their tracks.   But I’m not a superhero. In fact, none of us will ever be a superhero or have some super-human power from an alien planet or radioactive spider bite. But with or without the super powers, we will face moments in our lives when it feels... Read More
Summer Large Group Volunteer Recruitment

Summer Large Group Volunteer Recruitment

If you haven’t already, you’re about to hit summer break. That beautiful time of year when kids are out of school, life slows down a bit, and vacation dreams become a reality. But if you’re in children’s ministry, you face a different reality. Kids attend church less frequently because of those vacations… same with your volunteers. And does life really slow down? Not so much. Filling in the gaps left by absentee volunteers makes your life more hectic than usual. (Not that people shouldn’t take... Read More
August Editor’s Notes

August Editor’s Notes

When you hear the word, obedience, what comes to mind?   Perhaps the last time you got a speeding ticket. Or what you wish your kids would learn. Maybe you think about that old hymn many of us sang growing up in church.   “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.”   (And for those of you now singing that song for the rest of the day, sorry about that.) The phrase “Trust and Obey” may come off trite and cliché, but the point of the... Read More
July Editor’s Notes

July Editor’s Notes

Summer is one of those times of the year, when you hope to escape your normal day-to-day and head off on a family vacation. Perhaps you have a passport and hope to fill it with stamps and visas from around the world or maybe you keep albums filled with photos from the places you’ve seen and the people you’ve met along the way. But when you think about it, these aren’t just passport stamps and travel photos, they are stories capturing moments we lived. As we travel the world and experience the... Read More
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