April Editor’s Notes

April Editor’s Notes

I’ve never been much of a long distance runner. I like sprints—quick and fast, finished in less than 10 seconds. In fact, the one time I did compete in a long distance race, I ended up sick on the side of the track. I know a ton of people who’ve run marathons. They put in the hard work, build up the stamina, and finish the race. They may not win, but they finish—and for a marathon that is a huge accomplishment. On the other hand, one of my friends is on another level. He races in triathlons.... Read More
March Editor’s Notes

March Editor’s Notes

Recently, we moved into a new house. We love it, but a new place means a new floor plan, unfamiliar noises, and really just unfamiliar everything. One night after we’d just moved in, the girls were upstairs in their rooms, the boys were in the basement, and my wife and I were in the living room. Outside there was quite a storm brewing. And suddenly the sky lit up followed by loud booming thunder. And that’s when the lights went out.   We heard squeals and screams coming from all over the... Read More
February Editor’s Notes

February Editor’s Notes

When you have a job to get done, you need the right tool. Hammers and screwdrivers work great for doing the job they were designed for, but sometimes you need something a little more complex. You need a tool that has the right attachment for the job, one that cooperates with that tool to get the job done.   Like a drill. Without the right drill bit to do the work, it’s just a noisy paperweight.   Or a ratchet. Without the right socket, well, I guess you’ve got a shiny little … hammer... Read More
January Editor’s Notes

January Editor’s Notes

We’ve all experienced them—young and old alike—moments when frustration gets the better of us and we suddenly feel like we’re losing our minds.   Temper tantrums. Yelling at that someone for cutting you off. Eating the entire jar of jelly beans. Fighting on the playground. Throwing a video game controller across the room.   This happened to my son a few weeks ago. He was playing on his device when all of the sudden I hear him yelling, “That’s SO delayed!”   One of the buttons... Read More
December Editor’s Notes

December Editor’s Notes

It might seem a little early to talk about Christmas, but let’s get real here—there are stores that have had their Christmas decorations out for weeks now. And since it’s such a big time in the church, we want to make sure you have plenty of time to get ready for the event—both personally and in your children’s ministry.   So to get you in the Christmas holiday mood, we’re going to ease you into it. You don’t have to go into the attic, basement, or storage unit and drag out all your... Read More
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