Category: Teaching Structure to Children

  • The Power of Relationships

    The Power of Relationships

    Yesterday morning I didn’t expect a large crowd at Church because my car was being worked on (will get it back tomorrow) so I was surprised when a family that lived over the hill waked in I was shocked a few minutes later when two children walked in, and apologized for being late! It actually […]

  • The Place for Ministry Planning

    The Place for Ministry Planning

    Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,  16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.   17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. For a few weeks now, the phrase “Discipline brings Freedom” (I heard it towards the end of a […]

  • Culture Teaches Children Things Become Their Identity

    A few years ago I read a book about ways companies target teenagers with their products. One of the most interesting was giving all of their clothes to popular kids for free. Of course other students after seeing this would be motivated to buy the same merchandise. Thankfully that kind of marketing has yet to […]

  • Culture Teaches Children Discipline is Done in Anger

    There are a lot of things that I love about working with children, but there are a few I absolutely hate. One of those things is being “mean John” [1] Mean John’s main focus is keeping control of a group He calls down students by name Separates children who are causing a disturbance Makes threats […]

  • How to Survive a Child’s Meltdown

    Last weekend while visiting my brother and his wife it took just one minute for my dog (who came with me) to locate a small cat toy my niece had bought and begin chewing it to pieces. As you can imagine this resulted in tears, and the dog being confined to a downstairs bedroom. This […]