HIGH CALLING: The Good Shepherd (June 2018)

High Calling The Good Shepherd June 2018 Do you need to be reminded of how much God loves and cares for you? Do you need encouragement that you are not alone? Have you experienced lately the loving arms of your Heavenly Father’s embracing you? For daily life,...
Communication Skills

Communication Skills

Your Communications skills contribute greatly to warm, accepting environment needed to effectively relate God’s Word to your students. Classroom communication is both nonverbal and verbal.

Where God Leads

Where God Leads

My father was a pastor but in 1944 he became a Navy chaplain and moved our family to Grand Rapids, Michigan. When I was just six years old I was invited to a woman’s house for Good News Club®. We sang songs and learned verses. She told the Passover story and as she put pictures on the flannel board, she explained how the blood put over the door post was a picture of the cross.

Comforting children with scripture

Comforting children with scripture

One of our primary aims as Christian educators is to get our learners in the habit of going to God’s Word for daily living and for help when trouble comes. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to quote just the right verse for an occasion. But it’s even better if you can point a child to the place in his own Bible where he can read God’s promise for himself. Here are some tips for making it happen.

Children Hurt Too

Children Hurt Too

Kate Spade. Anthony Bourdain. Last week you would have linked them by the words celebrity, highly successful, talented. Not this week. Last week both committed suicide.

Why can’t I hear God speaking to me?

Why can’t I hear God speaking to me?

Sometimes people are disappointed that they don’t hear God speak in a booming voice, or in a mysterious dream or through miracles. But God speaks to us today through His Word, the Bible (John 1:1, Heb. 1:1-2).

How Generous Are You?

How Generous Are You?

Years ago we learned a lesson we’ve never forgotten. We were new recruits on a staff to train teens for summer ministry. The training week schedule offered only a few slivers of free time. We savored the mini-breaks—time for a quiet walk or a quick nap.