Posts Tagged "Kids"

The Most Important Things You Can Ever Say to a Child

7 Most Important Things Here is another article I published over on The article titled The 7 Most Important Things You Can Tell A Child was published on July 22, 2010.

Brief Synopsis: Check out this list of seven things you should be telling your own kids, and those in your ministry, as much as possible.

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My Kids Tell You What They Want Their Leaders to Know

Knowledge Here is another article I published over on The article titled 7 Things Kids Wish Their Leaders Knew was published on July 17, 2010.

Brief Synopsis: I asked my kids what they wish their children’s ministry leaders knew. This article summarizes what they told me.

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The Art of Prayer (By My 2 Year Old)

Child In Thought I’m still catching up on notifying you all about articles I published over on The article titled What Can a 2-Year Old Teach You About Prayer? was published on June 13, 2010.

Brief Synopsis: In this post I share what my two year old Nathan taught me about prayer. It’s amazing what a toddler can teach you!

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The Moment of Terror

image My wife and I have four kids – four very different kids ranging in age from 3 all the way up to 17.  We know enough, and we have been through enough, to know that we don’t know it all when it comes to being parents.  That said, we have had enough experience at this point, that we are not often phased by the things that they do – sometimes surprised, but not often phased.  That is, until last Saturday afternoon.  On what was an otherwise normal Saturday afternoon, for a brief period of time, my wife and I experienced a paralyzing fear that only parents can relate to.

We were preparing for a family outing to go to dinner with my niece and nephew and their kids for the fourth birthday of my great-nephew.  We had a fairly lazy stay-at-home Saturday morning and afternoon following a hectic week of VBS at church, so we all needed to shower and get ready to head to dinner.  My wife had finished her shower and was getting ready, then I hopped into the shower to get ready myself.  As I headed down the stairs to put my shoes on and head out the door to go to dinner, that’s when it all started.  I started through my pre-leaving mental checklist (yes, I’m a list person):

  • Is Lyndsey (my seven year old) ready? Check.
  • Has Jacob brushed his teach (he’s a nine-year-old boy and proper dental hygiene is not high on his list of priorities)? Check.
  • Is Nathan dressed and ready to go?
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I Think I Am Going to Throw Up

With a catchy title and a catchy tune, this one is sure to be popular with kids. When else do you get to sing “I think I’m going to throw up” and “I think I’m gonna hurl” at church?


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