Tag Archives: when children surprise us

Listening to and Learning from Children in Church

Yesterday we spent the service reflecting on our church values and at one point everyone had some space to draw, write thoughts or to discuss the values. One of the children (she is 3) drew this picture and asked her mum … Continue reading

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Our daughter has joined the family business

One of the reasons we run a family bouncy castle business is to give our children some work experience and we recently let our 6 year old daughter help when a friend of mine was hiring our castle. Although she … Continue reading

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The one where everyone shouted Malachi

We had just got to the point in the service where the children leave to go to their own groups. As I told them it was time to go everyone shouted MALACHI at me. It sounds weird, right, but it actually … Continue reading

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A Duty and a Drag or a Pleasure and a Privilege?

So, I’m writing this on a Friday night and my daughter has just asked me for card, paper, a paper trimmer (she called it a shredder which sounds way cooler), a hole punch and a pencil. She then sat down … Continue reading

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