Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lovely moment in a long day

F was cranky in her bouncer. SP went and found Bedtime Bear in her room, tucked it in next to her, then sat down and sang her a song.

Friday, March 23, 2012


I just love this girl.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bible Teaching Weekend

Lots of good things. We thought about how to share Jesus better with the people that walk through the church doors (thanks Tony!) Indian food. Chatting with friends.

And I spent the first session just watching SP & his church buddies play while I fed F. Fifteen or so kids, ranging from 1 to 12 years, hanging out together, enjoying each other's company. Our kids don't have cousins yet, but I'm so thankful that they have opportunities to love and be loved by the big kids at church. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Too Old for Children's Ministry - What then?

I've been thinking about this for a while. We have three year 7s in our church, 2 boys & a girl, and I don't want to lose them like we've lost about 10 years worth of teens. But it's hard to know what to do when there's so few of them and all the adults in the church seem to be full to the brim with other ministries. 

Meredith's got some very helpful thoughts on it. Particularly the stuff about forming real relationships between the adults and kids. Sounds simple, but requires time and effort and getting outside the comfort zone of fellow-mummy-chat at morning tea time.