Category Archives: Parenting

Easter Cross Craft

EASTER CROSS CRAFT Getting creative to celebrate Easter. Easter is more than bunnies, candy and egg hunts.  This is a great way to allow your kids to get creative and you can also have a teachable moment. AND when finished you can showcase your artwork in your front window. As everyone is observing social distancing […]

Empty Tomb Crescent Rolls

  EMPTY TOMB CRESCENT ROLLS How to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection in the kitchen. This is a great way to talk about the resurrection of Jesus and the empty tomb with your family, in a fun and creative way.  You will use items you may already have handy. I’ve included baking directions, talking points and scriptures […]

My Top 5 Parenting Failures

You may not think very highly of me after reading this blog, but I’m willing to take the risk. It’s hard to talk about failure, but it might help someone and it’s therapeutic for me. Bottom line, even if it doesn’t help you it will help me. “When I was a boy of 14, my […]

Did You Know?

Yesterday, I picked up my granddaughter, Andi, from school.  On the ride home she kept talking about “additions,” and how we need to start a new addition at Christmas.  Believe me, I had no idea what she was talking about, and so I started asking her questions to clarify.  Finally, I realized she was saying […]

Is Amazon Bringing Back The Holiday Catalog?

Last week, I received in the mail, at my home, a catalog from Amazon.  It included stickers and a special page for kids to write down what they wanted for Christmas.  Yes, Amazon has brought back the “Holiday Catalog.” If there is one thing we can all agree on, it is that receiving gifts is […]

The Blood Of Jesus – Object Lesson

Scripture Reference: 1 John 1:7, Psalm 51:2 Take Home Point: Jesus paid the price for my sin. What You Need: Clear jar full of water, red food coloring, small bottle of bleach, stir stick. Preparation: Have items prepared on stage before service and ready for use. Object Lesson Application: In this lesson we are talking […]

How to Remove Biblical Illiteracy from your Ministry

Children in our churches are becoming increasingly unlearned as far as the Bible is concerned. I hear many KidMin Leaders complain about the problem — mainly because there is no starting point. I have taken that as a personal mission to do whatever I can to become part of the solution. Here are a few of my […]

How I Turned My Ministry into a Family Ministry.

We hear a lot of talk today about family ministry, but what exactly is family ministry? My thoughts about family ministry have changed over thirty-five years of ministry. I have a different view of things than when I started. This is my definition of family ministry: family ministry is comprised of the church and the […]