PLAY – Even Cows Do It!

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Cows absolutely love to play! OK, so maybe not cows, but their calves surely do! In my previous home I was blessed to look out over a lush green pasture from my kitchen window. When we first moved in to that home, Farmer Bob (not his real name) had four cows that each had a calf. Being a city girl, … Read More

The Icing on the Cake!

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Making Your Volunteer Meetings Memorable As someone who works with kids in some capacity, have you noticed that if you want kids to learn you must make the experience fun? Kids are not the only ones who learn best when the experience is enjoyable! Adults also benefit from a fun-filled learning experience! Of course fun just for the sake of … Read More

“Cleaning Up” Your Vision

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As I pack away the holidays, I like to take my time. I like to savor the process! Most engage in spring cleaning, but I like to do my deep cleaning as I strip my house of Christmas. To me, it’s the perfect time to imagine my home in fresh and beautiful ways. The interruption of the merry season enables … Read More

How to Rock the New School Year!

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Every year there’s a huge push as the new school year comes round. And each year that seems to happen quicker, and quicker – at least that’s how it seems! While parents are frantically freshening up their children’s wardrobes, scheduling eye exams, and purchasing the many items needed to set their child up for another great year of learning, it’s … Read More

A Valuable Lesson

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I learned a valuable lesson. In high school I attempted to learn French. I say attempted because languages don’t come easy to me and even with a couple of years of French under my belt it still never really sunk in. Years later I was surprised to discover that more of the French had taken hold than I had previously … Read More

Is it Time to Let Go?

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Let’s face it – life is full! It is rare when everything is under control and you have spare time on your hands. Just when you think you are on the brink of being on top of all of your responsibilities, something unexpected pops up. It might even be something amazingly good, but still something you didn’t anticipate. That’s why … Read More

Reaching Children & Remembering There’s a Battle Going On

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As a children’s ministry leader, remembering that there is a spiritual battle going on is hard in the midst of all your tasks, not to mention the phone calls, texts, and emails waiting to be returned. The enemy on the other hand…he knows that keeping children from coming to Christ at a young age significantly increases the chance they won’t … Read More

The Secret to Inspiring Your Volunteers

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Your children’s ministry depends on volunteers. It takes enthusiastic teachers and volunteers to share God’s love and reach children for Christ. Motivating and inspiring your staff, teachers, and volunteers starts with you, the leader. How can you lead in a way that inspires your team to serve and communicate God’s love in ways that truly make a difference? It all … Read More