A Box Full of Gratitude
Intergenerational activites / My Family / Taking the Lessons Home / Thoughts on Faith

A Box Full of Gratitude

  Praying mantises, granola, family, holding hands with my sister, playing games, the world, the sun, the rain, Jesus, my friends… these are just a few of the things my girls wrote that they were thankful for in the preschool and early elementary years. A decade ago they didn’t use many vowels in their spelling, though … Continue reading

Confirmation Tips for Parents Part II: Statements of Faith
Confirmation / Motherhood / Taking the Lessons Home / Youth Ministry

Confirmation Tips for Parents Part II: Statements of Faith

This is the second of a two posts with suggestions for helping your child write their statement of faith at the end of confirmation. I’ve seen several examples of instructions for writing statements of faith. In general, I find them to be either too wordy (with dozens of suggested statements using complex words) or too … Continue reading

Intergenerational activites / My Family / Prayer / Thoughts on Faith

The Importance of Children’s Prayers

As a young child in a small town, the only preschool was at my church. I remember bits and scraps, especially the melamine lunch trays served in fellowship hall. The vegetable compartment was always filled with a canned vegetable – spinach, beets, green beans. Growing up on a farm, factory canned vegetables were not something … Continue reading