Category Archives: Curriculum

Can love be confusing to kids?

The Bible says that “God is Love,” but what does that mean? The way we use the word love in the 21st Century can be confusing for children. We say, “I love my Mom” and “I love candy.” Is love just an advanced case of the cooties or is it what compelled Jesus to the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Things Kids Learn When They Lead.

(Isaiah 11:6, “….a child shall lead them”) People have wondered whether children learn to be leaders from their experiences or if leadership is something a person is born with. Children are often judged by their size and not by their ability, whether they can lead others. That is exactly what Samuel thought when he went […]

Are You A DIY-er?

When tackling projects, are you the type of person who will figure it out (no matter how long it takes, get what you need (no matter what the cost), and definitely Do-It-Yourself?  In other words, do you love DIY projects? If you do, that is great, but when it comes to your kid’s ministry if you are […]