July 2019 Editor’s Notes

This month, we will continue with our Power Up theme as we learn how Jesus gives us the power to love others—and not just the ones who are easy to love. No, this kind of power is what helps us love everyone! This powerful kind of love looks a lot like goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Orange Kids Curriculum Additions for Supporting Children with Special Needs

You may have noticed some new files in the August 2019 curriculum downloads. We’re excited to offer more resources to support the children with special needs in your ministry. We know that as you work to reach all families, there often needs to be some customization to your environments, messaging, and activities when considering the experience of a child with special needs.

One Voice: Weekday And Weekend Preschool

We all know the joys of constantly trying to teach our sweet preschoolers about sharing. We couldn’t even count the number of times we have said, “Please share the fire truck. Please share the crayons. The kitchen is for everyone. Let’s play together.” But, as we teach our children to share every day, the question lingers—are we modeling sharing?

The Honor of that First Look

I will never forget May 17, 1989 at 9:34 P.M. That is when I got my first look at my first born baby boy. A video plays in my mind of my husband bringing him to me all wrapped in a warm blanket with his big blue eyes darting around at all the lights in the delivery room. That moment was surreal. That moment was sacred.

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Kathy HillKathy Hill

Kathy lives outside of Atlanta with her awesome hubby, David, and drama daughter, Maggie....

EmilyEmily

Emily spent nearly 15 years serving in full time children's ministry in churches in Texas...

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