I was asked a question about prayer from a mom who also works with children. Her concern was about how to pray for/with children who are performance-driven. We see a lot of that, especially in American society. I’m not sure about other places in the world, but in the United States, we have a way … Continue reading How Do I Pray for a Performance-Driven Child?
I remember one Christmas when I was a teenager, I opened a box from my cousin who lived on the other side of the country. She had stuffed it full of goodies - "little things," she called them, but they meant so much to me. She had listened closely, through letters and visits, and knew … Continue reading A Shoebox of Hope
I guess it was about 9 months ago, I saw this crazy vision of having a "prayer garage" at our church. What is a prayer garage? Well, when we moved into our new church building (actually a very old building), it has a little brick "house" with a garage. I got this vision of the … Continue reading The Prayer Garage
I pray for kids a lot. Many of them have had a tough time in their young lives. I also pray for "big kids" who had a tough childhood. (I did too.) As I was praying this morning, I felt that the Lord was showing me how much He is there for each child, how … Continue reading God’s Words to Us as Children