Category Archives: The Bible

What Matters Most?

Recently, I was consulting at a local church.   I was interviewing some of the key volunteer leaders and one of them asked me a question, “What matters most?”   I didn’t hesitate, “Begin with the end in mind.”   Then I asked this question, “What does a spiritually strong 5th grader look like?’  They began to say things like, “They are unselfish, kind, […]

“No Way! That’s too deep to teach kids!”

Have you ever told the Lord – No? When I began in full time ministry, I had just graduated from Bible school and moved to Port Huron, Michigan to help plant a church. I also began to travel and conduct kid’s crusades.  This was an exciting time because at every church I went to, most […]

There isn’t anything like this for preschoolers!

Mark and I have several grandchildren.  Right now, our youngest, Lucille is 4 years old. We love Luci; but, from time to time it is extremely difficult for her to listen. She will go on about her business, as if she doesn’t hear me, whether I ask her to put away a toy, it’s bath time, or […]

4 Tools For Your Preschool Class

Ministering to 3-5 year olds can seem daunting at times. They are very wiggly and active. To set you up for success, here are four tools you can use every week. Yes, do these same four things every week. ONE: PLAYTIME An important part of your preschool class is playtime.  Playtime is important, because play […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]