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Why I Don’t Make Kids Say Sorry…

Whenever I talk about discipline in my children's ministry workshops, I share that I don't ever MAKE kids say sorry.  Of course, I get few "are you crazy?" looks from parents and other children's workers.  The reason?  Well, consider following scenarios: a boy bites a girl; he says "sorry"; she cries; he hits her again;… Continue reading Why I Don’t Make Kids Say Sorry…

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Stronger Wings

Couple weeks ago, I was invited to dinner at one of our church deacon's home.  They have two little boys, and I got to see something cool for the first time.  Their older son had gotten a butterfly cocoon  from a museum, and it was in an insect cage.  The butterfly happened to emerge from the… Continue reading Stronger Wings

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My Father’s Heart…

"Do you know how old you are?"  my dad asks this question quite frequently. "Yup, I know what year I was born."  I always answer back with sarcasm. "You're 40!" "No, I'm not!!!  Not yet... not for another 2 years!"  I exclaim. "In Korean age, you're 39.. that's almost 40!"  Dad says as he rolls… Continue reading My Father’s Heart…

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Parents: the distraction to teens learning?

As I was flipping through the Spirit magazine on Southwest, this page caught my attention! uhmmm... am I the only one who thinks this is a problem?  In the article it says that when TextPlus polled 1.200 students between the ages of 13-17, roughly two-thirds had received texts from their parents during class... and 74%… Continue reading Parents: the distraction to teens learning?