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The Wordless Book UPDATED!

The Wordless Book UPDATED!
A FUN, new, simple way to share the GOOD NEWS of Jesus using just 8 colors! This colorful Gospel presentation originated with Charles Spurgeon in 1866, was updated by the great evangelist D.L. Moody in 1875 to later be popularized by Child Evangelism Fellowship in the 1950’s. It’s time for an update featuring new colors, added humor and racial sensitivity for a new era of sharing the Good News. The timeless message of the Gospel is ready for a new generation of kids! This amazing little booklet is printed on a single side page of standard paper, folded, and with...

Bring a Kid to Church

Bring a Kid to Church
Bring a kid to church! There are so many unchurched kids who need a caring adult to invite them to church. Moody Church in Chicago was started because a man named Dwight started bringing lost poor kids to church. Since people rented pews back then the church leaders began to complain that the kids weren’t paying or supporting the ministry financially – so Dwight start renting pews for the kids. When it got to be too many kids, they told him he could no longer bring the children, they were too disruptive. So instead he rented a warehouse and started...

Growing Up vs. Growing Old

Growing Up vs. Growing Old
There are so many things we can learn from kids. While growing up, adults tend to leave behind many traits of children that they would be wise to embrace. We can’t help growing older, but we can help growing up. Keeping a childlike heart and approach to life is not only healthy but also the secret to effective relational ministry. But when do we take it too far? Unfortunately, becoming more like kids can have a negative effect on adult relationships if we aren’t wise in how far we go to be more like children. Here are some things I...

Discover the Power of “Imaginative Conversation”

Discover the Power of “Imaginative Conversation”
Years ago when I was invited to speak at a church to train volunteers, I got picked up by a pastor who brought along his two boys who wanted to meet the man behind Toybox Tales. (ToyboxTales.com) The airport was several hours from the church, so we had lots of time to chat on the drive. At one point, we saw along the side of the road a Target store that was still under construction. The odd thing was, while the parking lot was complete with stripes and lights, and the store’s sign was up and brightly lit, the building...

The post that bugs me the most.

The post that bugs me the most.
There is only one post on social media that annoys me every time I see it. I’m taking a risk telling you, as I fear one of my readers may have posted it! If so, I hope your toes will recover – my intention isn’t to step on them, but to encourage you. But you aren’t alone. I see the same post from different people, regularly, every few months. If you have posted this, take comfort in knowing I have no memory of who it was, so you remain anonymous to me. OK, here it goes. The post is something...

Ikinagagalak akong makillala kayo! HUH!?

Ikinagagalak akong makillala kayo! HUH!?
What if I said to you “Ikinagagalak akong makillala kayo! Would you know what I meant? Likely not! What if I said it more slowly, enunciating each syllable clearly? Or perhaps more loudly? Or I could have some dancing armless vegetables sing it to you in a clever rhyming song? No matter what I did, unless you were Filipino and spoke Tagalog, the native language of the Philippines, you’d have no idea that I just said, “Nice to meet you.” It wouldn’t be your fault. It would just be that I wasn’t speaking your language. I’ve been to Manila, Philippines...