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• Stay in Your Own Lane!

    Maybe it has happened to you? You’re driving on a four-lane freeway (two lanes in one direction) the driver on your right, rushes up behind a slower eighteen-wheeler truck. You are in a line of traffic going 70 mph. He attempts to weasel his way into your lane of traffic, without signaling or […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

• Who’s Holding Your Ladder?

  It was easy! Just get those six empty boxes down from the garage attic. So I climbed the ladder to knock them off the shelf. Then it happened! The extension ladder lost it’s footing and fell from the top down with me going down with it. I must have been knocked out going down, […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, August 5th, 2013

• Kidmin—Entry Scenerios

  From my vantage point, in getting to know many children’s ministry leaders, I concluded that there seem to be five typical ways or scenarios that persons use to come into the profession of Children’s Ministry. We like to call them KIdmin! 1. The Lay Volunteer (LV). This person begins volunteering in the children’s ministry, […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, June 17th, 2013

• Helping Kids…Honor Their Dads

Helping Kids…To Honor Their Dads It’s sometimes awkward to help your own children to honor you, as the Dad. It is my opinion, that “Honoring Dad” lessons are best taught by their Mother and grandparents. However, if we are so committed to partnering with parents, as we allege to be, then we must step up […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Thursday, June 6th, 2013

• Leadership Makeover

With years of leadership experience and multiple jobs and ministry positions, it was revealing, but not surprising to me, that one protégé offered this metaphor to explain her coaching experience. “Coaching for me became a Leadership Makeover! After three years of working with my Coach Barney Kinard, I am now qualified to move up into […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

• Getting More Done

Getting More Done, with Less Effort Because people live in constant motion, it’s easy to forget that we have a choice in everything we do. Balance coaching is about guiding students to make powerful life choices and to select the experiences they want most, rather than dashing about either at the mercy of circumstances or […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, April 1st, 2013

• Keeping Up with the Big Boys

Keeping Up with the Big Boys My son Ken and his wife Jennifer have four children, ages 8, 6, 4 and 2. The youngest is the girl Geneva. Recently, when I was visiting them in Baltimore, we visited a playground in a park in Annapolis. MD. When it was time to leave we walked quite […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, January 28th, 2013

• Resolved: NO Resolutions!

Resolved: No Resolutions! It seems our society places some emphasis on New Year’s resolutions! However, in my experience, most these idle plans are not well thought through and do not really last, but for a few week into the New Year. I think of resolutions as temporary, not fixed, so we tend to loose them, […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

• Traveling With a Yokefellow

Traveling with a Yokefellow? One of my Coaching Students was trying to use a metaphor to explain my relationship with her.  “The image of an oxen yoke comes to mind, which to me explains how you have yoked yourself into a relationship with me and my children’s ministry. It is like you came along side […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Thursday, December 6th, 2012

• “You Kept Me From Drowning!”

The Life Saver It’s really scary to be, in over your head, in rough and deep uncharted waters. The frantic efforts to preserve life when taking in water, thrashing about, scared and panicked about what’s next. Managing to gasp for breath, while trying to stay afloat, is overwhelming. Going down for the third time, imagining […]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Thursday, December 6th, 2012