Archive for Archive for May, 2011

• Leaders: Compassion #11

Leadership: Compassion #11 Compassion is a misunderstood word today. It seems that our culture defines compassion as doing good for those less fortunate, who are victims of fire, flood, earthquake, landslide, tsunami or some other uncontrollable event of nature. I am sure all this is involved with helping in cataclysmic need. But compassion is not [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, May 28th, 2011

• The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect, How your Life Matters  (Book Review) By Andy Andrews, published by Simple Truths, 2009, 109 pages, Thomas Nelson (an easy read, lots of photos too) The Butterfly Effect is an unforgettable story about how our world is an incredible life of permanent purpose. It’s about how every move we make and every [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, May 28th, 2011

• Visiting the Grand Kids

  Visiting the Grand Kids Looking at this photo reminds me of all the reasons I am enjoying being a grand father. Such life, such joy and such potential. You know when they tell me how much they love me, i believe them. Such love I have for them. I really want to be an [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

• A Stamp Collecting Legacy

Creating A Stamp Collecting Legacy For me my interest in collecting stamps started when I was eight and has continued until now, almost sixty years. I have continued my interest over the year collecting and keeping my collection active, but in no means aggressive. At first I collected just United States Stamps and gradually expanded [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

• What’s a Seagull Manager?

Seagull Manager Seagull 〮Manager From Middle English gull, aquatic bird: and Italian  maneggiare, to manage 1. A hasty boss who interacts with employees only to criticize or “fix” their work, of which he or she knows very little about. 2. The antithesis of a micromanager. Usage: Coined by leadership expert Ken Blanchard in his best [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

• Leaders: Weakness #10

Leadership: Weakness! (#10) What images come to mind when you consider Weakness? Maybe weakness is just the opposite of strong or strength. Weakness might look like the lack of muscles, like feeble or the under developed weakling. Maybe you remember Mighty Mouse with super human qualities, but a diminutive form of a mouse? In our [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

• Leaders: Accommodate #9

Leaders: Accommodate (or Chameleon Leadership) #9 This might sound like a strange way to talk about leadership—referencing a Chameleon. Just as chameleons change their skin color in response to light and ambient temperature, children’s ministers must also change their leadership styles in response to leadership styles around them. This is not a statement about being [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, May 16th, 2011

• Really Know Your Child

  Give Away Resources (for current on-line Kidology Protege’s only, (sorry) From my exhaustive collection of the resource materials, I am hereby going to donate,  to my students only, a collection of books on various aspects of children’s ministry. The next one is How to Really Know Your Child published by Victor Books  (155 pages, [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, May 16th, 2011

• My Love Affair with Books

My Love Affair With Books The warm embrace of a really good book is what I long for now—a kind of closeness that envelops you. Granted, not all books treat you with this kind of intimacy, but you know it when it does. For me, books did not hold this esteemed place in my childhood [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, May 13th, 2011

• Dancing With Porcupines

Give Away Resources (for current on-line Kidology Protege’s only, (sorry) From my exhaustive collection of the resource materials, I am hereby going to donate,  to my current students only, a collection of books on various aspects of children’s ministry. The next one is The Delicate Art of Dancing with Porcupines published by Regal Books, Division [...]

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