Sunday School: It's Still Relevant

Sunday School: It’s Still Relevant

by Kayleen Reusser Climbing the big steps to enter the brick building through heavy wooden doors was a big task each week, but I was up to it. What awaited me inside was worth the effort. As a 5-year-old, I attended Sunday school and church services regularly with my sister and parents at a church […]

Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

by Karen Wingate After teaching children in the local church for more than 30 years, I have reached two conclusions. First, there’s never enough time to teach all I want to teach. Second, my students may not be ready to hear what I have to say on any particular day. A Type A personality, I […]

Teaching Children to Be Creative

by Linda Gilden Many people think teaching children to be creative means nothing more than providing creative materials for them—paper, paint, pencils, crayons, and other “artsy” things. But teaching children to be creative reaches much farther. Materials are not the only things needed to develop creativity. Children need the freedom to explore and create. Guiding […]


Purple Grass and Green Ants

by Tammy Darling Creativity is a natural part of a child’s God-given intelligence—a part that only faintly echoes his own marvelous creativity as expressed in everything he makes and does. In creating, our children imitate God. To be a creator is part of what it means to be a human being. Too often we discourage […]

Leaving your parents

Home Life by Bev and Phil Haas My fiancé and I will be getting married next month. I still live with my parents and they are having a hard time “cutting the apron strings.” My parents raised me well but their tight grip on everything I do is getting to me. It’s causing a real […]