The last 4-5 weeks have been slow on this blog and there is a reason. A six pound nine ounce...Read More
That title might have been offensive to some… terribly sorry. Oh well, it’s true though, isn’t it? Advent has totally become the “think” in our Kidmin communities in recent years, right? It’s not like advent is new or anything. I remember the creative calendar boxes from when I was a kid, but now it seems to be everywhere, and that’s a great thing. (Confession: I’ve never actually done advent, in a serious and disciplined way – meaning to do it every day for 25 days. Don’t judge, I think we’re going to give it a shot this year.)
So, I thought I’d share some of the advent ideas out there as there seems to be quite a few. Maybe you’re looking for some inspiration to create your own for families in your church or you simply want to point families to an advent resource they can do on their own. Well, here are some of the ideas I know about.
Family isn’t what we think it is anymore. I think that most of us realize that the 1950’s typical family of Mom, Dad, 2.5 kids, puppy and the white picket fence isn’t the norm any more. However, I’m not...Read More
Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books about family ministry. Almost a year ago, I purchased 5-7 books on the topic of parenting or family ministry and lately I’ve been burning through that stack. Last Friday I...Read More
There will always be more to do than you have time to do it. Always. If you’re not careful, you’ll prioritize emptying your inbox or returning every call at the expense of your marriage, family, and personal health. Ministry can easily feel like an ocean of work and you up to your eyeballs without a life preserver. It can be different. For me, it begins by making a very specific decision every single day.Read More
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