Do you trust ME?

Sometimes bad things will happen that we have no control over.  One day when I was in Bible school, I received a phone call that my parents were getting a divorce.  I cried a lot as I prayed.  I asked God to help my parents and to bring them back together.  The Lord asked me, […]

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Week

One of the challenges of leadership is learning how to bring correction to your team and instill confidence at the same time. If I just bring correction I can destroy their confidence. If I am too nice they may not get it. The answer is to train your team members to coach themselves. The old […]

PRAYER: Teaching Kids How To Get Answers To THEIR Prayers.

Do you remember the first prayer that you prayed and received an answer? What was that like? It was empowering and exciting, wasn’t it? That is why it is important to teach kids how to pray and get answers to their prayers. STEP ONE: Teaching kids that prayer is the key to our relationship with […]

Don’t Overlook This…

“When will things get back to, sort-of-normal?” We have all thought this at some point. Unless you’ve been too busy, in KidMin, creating your new – temporary – reality. During this pandemic, it has been challenging to have a call in your heart to reach kids with the gospel, and yet have to go by […]

Luci’s Prayer

THE BENEFIT of being a grandparent is – THE GRANDCHILDREN! Mark and I have three grandchildren, James, Andrina, and Lucille.  Luci is four years old and is full of life (she has red hair, does that tell you anything?) One of my favorite things is to watch and hear Luci pray for our meals.  Every-single-time, we get […]

One Way to Partner With Parents

You and I become like the people we hang with. The same thing is true concerning our children. Our kids become like who they hang with. If they hang with kids who love the Lord, they will love the Lord. The reverse is also true. I have had parents say this to me, “I decide who my kids’ […]

“Nobody wants to be my friend.”

We have all heard these words, either from our own kids or children at church. These words pull at our heart strings. When we hear these words, it should be a call to action for us.  For many kid’s shyness is a huge problem.  They are afraid of rejection and many times see themselves as victims.  That […]

You’ve Got A Friend In Me

These words, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” come alive thanks to the success of  “Toy Story” by Pixar. If you’ve seen any of the movies, and now hear this song what does it create in you? How about GIANT, warm, fuzzies! Friendship is a huge part of our life. Some friendships last a lifetime.  Some help us on […]

Work Boundaries

I recently asked the following question on Facebook: “How many hours do you work each week?” Do you know what I found out? The average answer was 51 hours. Not surprisingly, I came to the conclusion that many of us are working too much. I don’t have any problem saying if you are consistently working for than 50 […]

How to stop the fear of the unknown.

Fear can become overwhelming. Many of us, including our kids, are facing the giant “unknown.” Not knowing what to expect in life can cause anxiety and uneasiness in all of us. Right now our kids are having to face situations that we never had to deal with – along with just simply growing up. What has become normal […]