Category Archives: Blog

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 […]

Have you thought about TRAINING your Kid Leaders?

Being in KidMin requires that we wear multiple hats in our role.  There are loads of things we need to put our time into every week, because Sunday is coming. I know what that is like.  You are driven by your passion to minister to kids.  Simple. But what it takes to have a great […]

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 […]

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 […]