Peace During COVID-19

COVID-19 has created a surreal atmosphere of crippling, crushing or stalling fear. You can smell it in the hospitals, see it in the supermarket line-ups, and hear it in the voices of the bereaved. These are trying times. Worries are amplified by something we can’t see. And with a vaccine only a distant hope – […]

Caring During COVID-19

COVID-19 has overwhelmed people who live in homes that aren’t safe or have no homes to go to. It’s also been devastating for hourly wage earners, small businesses, people with mental health struggles, and those in highly exposed industries like leisure and hospitality. With unemployment, family violence, depression, and suicides soaring around the world, the […]

Fostering Faith During COVID-19

Finding the Lord. What we’re experiencing during COVID-19 has intensified the awareness of our human condition. We’re sensing the shortness of life, are more aware of the reality of death, are feeling anxious about the temporary nature of jobs, and are concerned about the limitations of health care. COVID-19 has transported us to a new […]

Home Alone Together During COVID-19

There’s a meme circulating on social media depicting Satan saying to God, “With COVID-19, I closed your churches!” and God replied, “On the contrary, I just opened one in every home!” A church in every home! What a concept! I wonder if being at home is more than a by-product of social distancing. Maybe, just […]

What Children Should Learn During COVID-19

What should children learn during COVID-19? With children restricted to their homes, people are scrambling to figure this out. There are all sorts of things children can learn during the pandemic, but what’s the most important thing? While schools are closed, educators say children should be mainly learning about language/literacy and mathematics/numeracy. Health and government […]

Parenting During COVID-19

If you’re parenting during COVID-19 you’re probably thinking about keeping your children safe, allaying their fears, explaining what’s happening, helping them adjust, finding things to do, figuring out how to lower the stress levels in your home, and much more. It’s not easy. You’re juggling practical, emotional, psychological and spiritual concerns. And even though you’re […]

Parenting With the End in Mind

According to a survey of more than 5000 parents in 16 countries by the investment bank HSBC, the main thing parents want for their children is happiness. Parents also want their children to become successful, be safe, embrace a healthy lifestyle, be responsible, and have a great career. What do you want for your child […]

Living Like Jesus

As a Christian parent, teacher or children’s ministry worker, you probably spend countless hours thinking and dreaming about the spiritual wellbeing of the children in your care. One of the questions that’s probably on your mind is, “Am I focusing my efforts on the right thing?” What are you focusing your efforts on? You can’t […]

Twelve Months

What would it be like, together with our children, to live every month, for the next twelve months, like Jesus? Would we have to change what we think, say, or do? Twelve months … is it possible to live like Jesus? Paul believed that wherever he was in whatever circumstances and with whatsoever he had, […]

Jesus Focused

Some years ago, when I served as a pastor, a girl in our church said something that profoundly affected the Sunday School teachers and their ministry. What could a child say that would deeply influence what was said and done in the Sunday School? According to the girl’s mother, she asked her daughter, “Did you […]