April Moments

Maybe, just maybe, telling the story is just as important as the story itself

Elliot

From fear to family

Fear is a crazy thing. If I let it, fear paralyzes me. It completely takes me down and holds me on the ground. This past weekend, my husband, son and I ventured to the Canaan Valley area of West Virginia. It is one of the most beautiful places in the state, with its take-your-breath-away views […]

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Daycare delight

“Daycare is a sad, lonely place for washed up, old toys who have no owners.” – Woody, “Toy Story 3” Every once in a while, I have a conversation with an acquaintance that goes a little something like this. Acquaintance: “Where are your children when you’re working?” Me: “Elliot is in first grade, so he’s […]

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Buckets of grace

The newest book in Elliot’s collection is called “How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids.” Its premise is that all of us – adults and children, alike – have an invisible bucket over our heads. The story begins with the main character Felix dismissing his sister Anna when she asks to build a block tower […]

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Curious questions

What if churches stopped herding our children into rooms with separate, age-appropriate programming? What if our children always attended the main church service with us? What if we taught our children that worship is about giving, rather than receiving – giving of ourselves to God? What if we taught our children that all of worship […]

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