Give Yourself the Gift of Kindness

Give Yourself the Gift of Kindness

Can you believe it Is February! My goodness how time flies. This month is so much fun, isn’t it? Pink and red hearts everywhere, candy galore, bright and bold flowers, balloons that say I love you.  We encourage everyone to share kindness to those around them this month through gifts and kind words written thoughtfully in their homemade cards or let’s be honest store-bought valentines! Can we say amazon! I want to challenge you this month to not leave yourself out of the equation. You work so... Read More
Spreading Commitment

Spreading Commitment

We have all heard the phrase spread the joy, right? But what if we tried to spread the Commitment?  This month in 252 world we are discussing the life app of Commitment. Making a plan and putting it into practice.  This is not coincidental that we placed this in the month of January!  According to an article by Business Insider more than 80 % of New Year’s Resolutions will fail by Feb. Some of the most common resolutions that people make are diet & exercise, better time management, save... Read More

Advice From Orange Specialist

Tis the season to be BUSY… fa la la la wait that’s not right. Tis the season to be Jolly! Right? Or is it? Sometimes as ministry leaders we can get so bogged down by the details of the season that we start having blinders on to all of the opportunities that are actually around us. If you can put your Orange Glasses on with me for a second and take a look at your current situation you just might notice some possibilities that you didn’t see before. Something magical happens at this time of year... Read More
Allowing Room for Margin

Allowing Room for Margin

Do what only you can do and let somebody else do the rest.  This is the best advice I have for busy ministry leaders!  It can be tempting in children’s ministry to just do it all yourself, because you know YOU will do it the way you want it done.  The problem with that is, there is only one of you and 24 hours in a day (that also needs to include things like family time and sleep), and you are robbing someone else of the opportunity to be part of life change!  From day one of ministry, it is... Read More
Family Traditions

Family Traditions

The word “tradition” is defined as the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation.  I love this!  Traditions are multi-generational, crossing all lines of age and even ethnicity.  When we share with our kids and grandkids their lineage and heritage it broadens their perspective and worldview.  God made us one and all, so different and yet so much the same.   Some of these traditions have been passed down from several generations and keeping them alive will teach your kids... Read More
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