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
Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

As a teenager and young adult, I participated in Community Theater. I was fortunate to have some plum roles – Hodel in “Fiddler on the Roof;” Tuptim in “The King and I:” and even got to play Cinderella!  It was fun being on stage with bright lights and special effects happening all around me, but what was happening behind the scenes was just as important as what happened on stage. If the lights didn’t come on, or the microphones didn’t work, or the special effects... Read More
Safety

Safety

A few weeks ago, a new family visited our church with their toddler. I just happened to be helping in the toddler room and had to physically peel his arms from around his mom’s neck. I could see the anguish in mom’s eyes as she handed her little treasure over to me. He cried for a few minutes and then wrapped his arms around me and buried his sweet head into my shoulder. He stayed that way the entire hour. No crying, but definitely still and not sure about what was going on. The next Sunday I... Read More
Puzzles

Puzzles

When I was a little girl, my mom and dad had a Christmas tradition of giving me a doll, a book, and a puzzle. I LOVED putting together puzzles! We would spend the entire Christmas break from school working on puzzles. I still enjoy working on puzzles and will sometimes get one out and put it on a table to work on at my leisure. Puzzles allow for solitude. There are no bells and whistles. You can spend as much time or as little as you want studying the various pieces, and you feel such... Read More
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