Make Reading A Family Adventure

Farmers and gardeners know you cannot make a plant grow. . . the plant grows itself. What you can do is provide the conditions for growth. (Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation, Ferlazzo) … Continue reading

Trying a New Ministry

I’m the Sunday school superintendent at my church. That means I’m in charge of getting teachers for all the classes, along with a few other responsibilities. One of our most treasured, long-time teachers decided it was time for her to … Continue reading

A Lesson from the Squirrels

Growing up in west Michigan, I loved the change of seasons. Each of the four seasons had its own unique way of changing the landscape to display the wonder and beauty of God’s creation. Seasons were celebrated with food, festivities, … Continue reading

Matching Games and Teachable Moments

On July 18, Ava Pennington posted a wonderful blog about teachable moments with children—how they are often spontaneous and can occur as a response to something a child sees. I recently had a teachable moment while playing a new game … Continue reading