Reblogging:

How to help an anxious child One starting a new Sunday School class, for instance It should be no secret by now, if you've been reading this blog for a while, that I love Emma Scrivener's blog - A New Name - she's honest, straightforward, godly and occasionally poetic or humorous as the situation calls … Continue reading Reblogging:

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Talking to kids

About disabilities as school (and Sunday Schools) start This article - Please Talk To Your Kids About Disabilities - is a great read for parents and anyone who works with kids including Sunday School teachers and Youth Workers. It's so important that if we believe that everyone is made in God's image that we treat … Continue reading Talking to kids

Playgroups:

We're not playing around They're a lot of hard work and totally worth it I've just written How to Start a Playgroup: it's not comprehensive because context will change a lot of things but it's a great starting point if you're wanting to set one up and a good checklist if you're already running one. … Continue reading Playgroups:

Testimony Time

The power of our stories And some hints on thinking about sharing yours I have just returned from a women's weekend away. There was fun, great teaching, weird American food and testimonies of what God has done and is doing in the lives of some of the women there. Some of these were told in … Continue reading Testimony Time

Bright Lights

In Dark Places An alternative to Halloween Halloween started as a chance to mock evil and let it have its last moment before the inevitable defeat of the forces of darkness by the King of Light. Therefore, I don't think there has to be a problem with celebrating Halloween.  That said there is a tendency … Continue reading Bright Lights

How to…

Help an anxious child whether it's first-day-jitters or an anxiety attack Anxiety (along with depression) is the most common mental health issue today.  Having just read Emma Scrivener's latest book A New Day which deals in part with anxiety and receiving some helpful guidance from secular sources because all the schools are preparing for a … Continue reading How to…