Carol Round quotes Mother Teresa – ‘It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving’ – as she shares that her new book offers opportunity for adults to teach children about the importance of generous giving.
In a media-saturated world focused on having more, it’s sometimes difficult for adults to teach children about the value of money. Commercials for new toys, video games and other merchandise can distract us from the real meaning of life. (more…)
Life 4 Kids’ Dorothy Gardiner relates this article to Galatians 6:9 (Amp):
‘Let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.’
Becky Fischer writes:
During a twenty-five year period between the 80s and the early 2000s, there was a plethora of prophetic words that went out over the largest generation in world history – the Millennials (Generation Y).
They came from the most familiar names in prophetic circles – Rick Joyner, Cindy Jacobs, Kim Clement, and others. I had posted many of those words on an earlier page (http://www.kidsinministry.org/what-the-prophets-are-saying-about-kids/).
Such prophetic words captivated me and all those who were called to raise up a supernatural generation of believers. (more…)
Mal Fletcher was founding National Director, Youth Alive Australia. Now based in London, he writes concernedly:
In a recent speech UK’s Conservative Party leader David Cameron condemned the ‘inappropriate sexualisation’ of children and said that youngsters must be protected from irresponsible advertising. He promised that if elected to govern his party will give children back their childhood.
‘What we are saying is that you can’t cut children off from the commercial world,’ he said, ‘but we should be able to help parents to make sure that our children get a childhood and that they are not subject to unnecessary and inappropriate commercialisation and sexualisation too young.’ (more…)
Matthew 18 reveals the heart of Jesus toward children…he warned that they shouldn’t be neglected but rather warmly accepted and encouraged.’ Verse 7 (Message) tells that he said, ‘Doom to the world for giving these God-believing children a hard time! Hard times are inevitable, but you don’t have to make it worse…’ (more…)
Eva Bevan (Deaf) shares:
You’ll notice that my name reads differently from other people. I’m deaf and this is how I always sign it. I’m from Hungary, have always been deaf and use Auslan – the sign language for the deaf in Australia.
For over nine years my husband Colin and I have been going to Africa for short-term missionary work. But up until a couple of years ago most of the work in Africa had been with ‘hearing people’ – those with no hearing difficulties. Colin would preach and teach but because there was often no interpreter for me, I had become bored. (more…)
Becky Fisher, Kids in Ministry International, writes with concern:
Some months ago, in an article called Teaching Kids About God is Child Abuse, I wrote about a new frightening trend. In it I outlined that this trend is becoming the new mantra of the atheist-left.
I warned that we as Christians need to be on alert and watch for this mindset to increase… but I didn’t realise danger would increase so quickly to the general public!
Just recently an article came out online website called Christian Today with the headline Children’s Christian Ministry Called ‘Psychologically Harmful To Children.’ It seems the well-known Christian nonprofit, Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), is facing opposition in Portland, Oregon as it seeks to bring youth to Christ. (more…)
Dr Jim McClure reflects: In Psalm 37:25 the psalmist wrote, ‘I have been young and now am old.’ That also describes me!
David meant that now he was at a stage in life when he was able to look…
- back over his life and reflect on the challenges, successes and failures of life and how each decision that is made has a corresponding consequence
- around and observe the way things are today, how some changes that have taken place are wonderful while others are worrisome, and, as the ‘sands of time’ seem to be going through the hour glass at an ever increasing rate, and
- forward to the future knowing that ultimately God is in control of all things and will in the end work out all things according to his will.
Shaun Mawson is excited about something he believes God wants for his church:
I began to think of what the church would look like if every Christian started to develop and use his or her gift to its full potential.
Now I know there are many people within the church right now that are well and truly operating in their gifts, but I believe that number is way below what is acceptable and God’s expectation.
Six valid questions
As I started to open up this reality of days gone by in the church, questions started to come: (more…)
Maureen McQuillan reflects…
Doubtlessly everyone who discovered Jesus, the babe of Bethlehem, was overwhelmed at the time and wondered in their hearts how his life, his future would develop as he grew up and what would happen to the child.
Certainly his mother Mary, and her husband Joseph, wondered some years later what had happened when they couldn’t find him one Passover. (more…)