Category Archives: Blog

Stop Being Afraid, IT’S NOT THAT SIMPLE, or is it?

God does not want fear controlling our life. However, fear is all around us and I have especially noticed how kids are afraid of a lot of things these days. Some fears are real and some are imaginary. There is fear of spiders, snakes, monsters and the boogieman. There is fear of dogs, heights and […]

A Simple Way to Add Value to Others

Several years ago, Mark and I were at a conference.  On the way to the conference we stopped at a coffee shop.  At the check-out I noticed a small package of Chocolate Cherries and purchased them.  I love Chocolate Cherries! I loved them so much, that I ate the whole package. The next day when […]

THE KEY to looking beyond what you see

Have you ever had a “problem” that you were facing and it seemed like a giant mountain? Or, maybe you looked at a situation and thought, “How is this going to work out?” We all have had situations and life experiences that seem overwhelming to us. It looks like there is no way out. There […]

Don’t Do It Alone – 5 Steps to an effective KidMin Team

“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” What was Jesus doing when He said these infamous words? He was building His team. “I have chosen you. You have not chosen me.” This tells me that Jesus was selective about who was on His team. What was Jesus looking for when He was […]

Pandemic Faith: 3 things you should be doing with your faith.

We’ve all seen posts, heard commentaries and thought about it often, “Can 2020 be over?” No one thought that this year would be like it has been.  I am sure you, just like myself, had great plans that never materialized.  All around us there is heart-ache, brokenness and disappointment. We’re Christians, this is not supposed […]

Are the Formative Years really that important?

I love spending time with my grandchildren Andi (6), James (8) and Luci (4). Not only is it great fun, but every experience is a learning experience. This picture is from this summer. – Lutsen, Minnesota Are a child’s most formative years — from birth to age five? Studies show that 90 percent of a […]

What Type of Kids’ Pastor Are You?

There are different types of Kids’ Pastors.  This is why it can be unwise to go look at someone else’s program and copy it.  If a church has a successful program, then they built their program around the strengths of the leader; but you may or may not have those same strengths. I’m not saying […]

Do you feel like you are starting all over again?

5 Leadership Principles – as we Re-Open our KidMin The beginning of this year has been quite the beginning and I have seen the KidMin Community not running from the challenge, but rising to the occasion.  Anyone in a KidMin leadership role has had to adjust, adapt, and learn new skills – sometimes daily. Some […]