Life Is A Party

Life Is A Party

Last night, I called my little twin grand-daughters right before bed to video chat. They are three-years-old and live fifteen hours away. “Hey Kitty!” they said. “We’re having a sleep party!” My daughter-in-law stepped in to explain that right now everything’s a party. Bedtime is a sleep party. They have lunch parties, watching Beauty and the Beast parties, go see Daddy at work parties, and on and on. Oh, to enjoy life like a three-year-old! I started thinking about it. What if Sunday morning... Read More
The Importance of Tone

The Importance of Tone

When my oldest son was eleven, we were blessed to go to China on a short-term mission trip. I had never been to China before, and I definitely didn’t know how to speak the language! Before our trip I learned to say “Hello,” “Thank you,” and “I love you” in Mandarin. Thankfully, a translator accompanied us everywhere we went. I loved listening to the sing-song up and down of her voice as she translated for us. Mandarin is a tonal language. It is extremely important that you use the correct... Read More
Looking Back at Easter Sunday

Looking Back at Easter Sunday

I tell my leaders all the time – even though we are on the preschool hall, we a part of what happens in “big church.” Easter Sunday was a great example of that statement. We all know that Easter is one of our biggest Sundays in ministry. We expect lots of visitors and therefore more than a few tears as we wrestle with separation anxiety. I happened to be in the twos room when a visiting family dropped off their two-year-old son. He began to cry, and I assured the family that I would call them... Read More
Do You See Me?

Do You See Me?

“Watch this!” “Look Miss Kathy!” “Did you see me twirl my new dress?” “Look at my super hero rain boots!” Every Sunday morning, I hear the words, “LOOK! WATCH! SEE!” over and over again from little preschoolers who are so eager to share with me what is going on in their world. Preschoolers love attention! They love to share their newest treasure, pair of shoes, hair bow or new toy. More than anything, preschoolers want to know that we SEE them! In Genesis 16 we read the story of Hagar, Sarai’s... Read More
Sharing the Load

Sharing the Load

I am reading through the One Year Bible this year and am particularly looking at what the Word says regarding children and children’s ministry. Recently the passage included Exodus 18:17 – 23 – Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s... Read More
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