Small Group Questions

Where You Live for August 7, 2011

by Dan Lentz 1. List three things your parents did when raising you that you definitely didn’t or wouldn’t plan to do with your own kids. Now list three things your parents did when raising you that you definitely did or will plan to do with your children. Read Judges 13:1-8, 24, 25. 2. Israel […]


The Other Mother

by Cleo A. Lampos Late into the night, Marjorie Nagel writes in a journal where she lists feeding and sleeping schedules, as well as cuddle times. She has done this for each of the 82 babies she has fostered. A diary of the daily love and care they received intermingles with the frequent photos Marjorie […]


Her Name Was Eunice

by Gary D. Robinson I have a photo of my mother taken back in the ’60s. It shows a beautiful woman. I can see how, looking at her, the heart of a young man would’ve beaten a little faster. I have other pictures of my mother. They were taken in the nursing home where she […]

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 […]