Friday, March 28, 2014

Blog move

So I've posted twice this week and I already do not like blogger's editor and just how it looks...  so 90s looking.  :)

so, for more #kidmin content from me go to:


Spiritual Parenting

About six months ago, Mollie and I began reading a book called Spiritual Parenting.    Mollie devoured the book and got lots of good content out of it.  I read some of it, but could not get through the entire thing.  What I did read... in many ways was almost life changing in the way is presented being a parent.   Here's a video about the small group of the same name.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Come ye Children

It's so cool how C.H. Spurgeon starts out his what's describe as:
 "A Book for Parents and Teachers on the Christian Training of Children"

"The best of the church are none too good for this work. Do not think
because you have other service to do that therefore you should take no
interest in this form of holy work, but kindly, according to your
opportunities, stand ready to help the little ones, and to cheer those whose
chief calling is to attend to them."

seems like he's saying "feed my lamb".

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The meaning of "feed my lambs"

In John 21, Jesus shows up for breakfast after the disciples have gone back to their "mundane" job of fishing.  After breakfast, Jesus takes Peter aside and asks Peter if he loves Jesus.  Peter says of course.  What Jesus says next some people miss... He says "feed my lambs".  Then He asks Peter the question again 2 more times.  The 2nd and 3rd times, Jesus said "feed my sheep".    

15After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?e” “Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.”“Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him. 16Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?”“Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.”“Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.17A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.”Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep

Someday I'd like to do a better word study into lamb vs sheep - what is the intended meaning (is it changed in translation?).  As it reads, the verse speaks to me that teaching the lambs are most important and then sheep.  For years, I've felt called to "Feed His lambs".  That's where the name of my blog cometh from. 

yikes yikes!

Well the yikes I posted that last post has me thinking double yikes!!!  2010?  Anyhow... this is me trying to get myself to re-invigorate (I'd be ok with just invigorate) feed-my-lambs.

Thursday, September 09, 2010


May 24th.... that is the date of my last blog post.   maybe I need to make a goal of the number of post before the end of the year.   Basically for me life gets busy, and I fail to keep this blog updated.   Ok how about a goal of 12 posts before the end of the year?  That's about one per week.

Maybe if I can get that far, someone besides me will actually start subscribing and reading my blog. 

Thursday, March 04, 2010

My first (and last) two posts of 2010 were about the book "Think Orange".  Back in January, orange leaders around the US took a week and blogged about Orange.  This morning I stumbled onto one of those bloggers at   I found his blog by Googling "Elevate Community".   He has some great posts about the Orange concept and even has a promo for the Family Experience at his church.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Think Orange - 5 "Principles"

So the book "Think Orange", written by Reggie Joiner,  is about thinking about how church is done in a different way.  That probably doesn't do it justice.   Let me break it out into the principles mentioned on page 82:

1. Nothing is more important than someone's relationship with God/
2. No one has more potential to influence a child's relationship with God than a parent.
3. No one has more potential to influence the parent than the church.
4. The church's potential to influence a child dramatically increases when it partners with a parent.
5. The parent's potential to influence a child dramatically increases when it partners with the church.

That's a tidbit to get me started.     One thing to keep in mind, thinking orange isn't children's ministry or youth ministry, it's breaking down the silo's and helping a parent look at a child with the end in mind.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thinking Orange

So I'm a slow reader.  Mostly because I have a hard time blocking the noise that is a family with 3 little girls.   Anyhow, I'm reading a book called "Think Orange" by Reggie Joiner.   It presents kind of a whole new way of thinking about the church.  I've got to go now (re: the 3 little girls).  In the very near future, I'll post more about the Orange concept.