Texting, Tweeting, and Tumbling

My husband and I just spent a week with 50 or so students at a church camp. After we go on church trips, we like to review the week—the pros and cons. This year, the biggest con was our students’ constant obsession with technology. Nine years ago when we took our...

Embracing Your Inner Child

A few Sunday’s ago, I sat in awe as I watched one of our volunteers do what she does best: make our preschoolers double over in laughter. She walked out on stage wearing a plastic inner tube, goggles and floaties. Here was a mature, adult woman, willing to become “all...
Get Down!

Get Down!

So often as adults, we find ourselves looking down at children and interacting from a five-foot height difference. Mostly, adults are looking at the tops of heads as they survey the scene in front of them. There are many disadvantages to this type of interaction, one...

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