The Sara Shell

In the beginning, Sara was a wide-eyed observer.  While the rest of the group crashed blocks or played house, Sara sat watching.  While the others told stories from their weeks, Sara listened quietly.  While her peers entered into a lively, but jumbled conversation...

Norm and “Stretch”

Just last week, my son, Cale, came home from church with a big grin stretched across his face. “Guess what, Mom? Today, Mr. Norm gave me my nickname!” Getting a small group nickname is just another way of Cale’s leader saying “I see YOU! I notice what makes you TICK...

Norm and "Stretch"

Just last week, my son, Cale, came home from church with a big grin stretched across his face. “Guess what, Mom? Today, Mr. Norm gave me my nickname!” Getting a small group nickname is just another way of Cale’s leader saying “I see YOU! I notice what makes you TICK...
Identifying Bullying

Identifying Bullying

On Valentine’s Day last year, we sent our kids off to school with smiles on their faces. Sure, they were ready to get their cards, but what they really wanted was the CANDY that awaited them during their classroom parties. We were pretty shocked when our daughter...

Bullying | Part 1: Identify

On Valentine’s Day last year, we sent our kids off to school with smiles on their faces. Sure, they were ready to get their cards, but what they really wanted was the CANDY that awaited them during their classroom parties. We were pretty shocked when our daughter...

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