Parenting | Kidmin at Home

As most of you know, I’m a HUGE 252Basics fan. I love all things Orange and champion them whenever I can. What I love most about the curriculum is that it’s a strategy that encourages a partnership between what’s happening at church and what’s happening at home....

Parenting | Teach Them to Pray

I remember in elementary Christian school a chapel speaker who told us about the A.C.T.S. method of praying. I remember getting lost a little bit in those big words. Adoration Confession Thanksgiving Supplication While A.C.T.S. as an acronym was nice and short, those...
Parenting | Invite Them into the Story

Parenting | Invite Them into the Story

Liam read me this book the other night: I’m sure this is a book to help kids start learning about literature genres and plot lines. I am perhaps reading much more into this than the average person. But I’m a kidmin pastor, this is what I do. The premise is simple....
Adoption | One Year

Adoption | One Year

One year ago today, we met this little guy for the first time: I remember hardly recognizing him. We’d only seen these staged pictures of him that our agency sent us. He appeared big. In person, he was the opposite. He was small and frail. Vulnerable. He walked out...
Parenting | Saying Yes

Parenting | Saying Yes

As we walked across the dune on our way back down to the beach, she reached up. “Daddy, can you hold my hand?” “Of course.” She held on tight as we walked the rest of the way down to where we could see the others enjoying the lake. In a flash she tore off to join the...
Parenting | Train Up a Child

Parenting | Train Up a Child

Today is Ellison’s last official day at preschool. Last week she brought home the portfolio her teachers have been keeping for the past three years. It’s hard to believe that you can fit three years of learning into these six little pockets. I sat down and looked...

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