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I Don't Love You

Came across this every insightful post through a website I visit as a Children's Pastor. This is written by a man who is a parent to eight children as well as a children's pastor, so there is a lot of experience here. If you want to read more insightful articles, then check out his website at this link:
http://www.premeditatedparenting.net/index.html

Enjoy!
DK

Question: What would you do you if your child said, "I don’t love you"?

Response: First of all, I wouldn’t be too shocked. Most kids are probably going to try that out on you once or twice. I’m sure our kids have said that before, and I remember saying it to my own mother once as a kid. The parent child relationship can get pretty intense at times, and when a child’s flesh gets pushed he’s not going to like it. Feelings of anger and hatred are common when someone pushes our flesh, so don’t fall prey to thinking that your own little angel won’t ever have those feelings toward you on occasion. With a really angry ch…

The Center of the Mark

I was blessed to be able to have the opportunity today to preach in our main service to the congregation. That may not seem like a big deal, but bringing a Word for the people requires a lot of prep and dedication.

I talked about Loving God, Loving People, because that is something that is so important and yet so simple.

If you want to hear the message, the follow this link:

Cross Points Website

Once there, click on the 'listen on-line' box on the right hand side, and you will find the message, entitled 'The Center of the Mark' dated today, 3/6.

I hope it blesses you and challenges you at the same time!

DK

Help Kids Use Positive Language

This is the lead article of the monthly Children's Ministry newsletter I put out for the families of Cross Points. I thought it would be good to share with everyone!
DK

As the Bible describes in James 3, the tongue may be small, but it can do an awful lot of damage. Unfortunately, name-calling, cursing, bickering, whining, and putdowns find their way into most homes. Yet our words also have the power to heal, mend rifts, encourage other people, and praise God. Proverbs 25:11 (NIV) compares well-chosen and well-timed words to “apples of gold in settings of silver.”
This month’s newsletter explores ways to get your children talking in positive, God-pleasing ways. Use these tips to get started:
Walk the walk, talk the talk. Kids are listening, so watch your own language and model appropriate talk—even when you think little ears aren’t listening.
Teach children how to apologize. Hurtful words can’t be “unsaid,” but people can offer heartfelt apologies and change their ways. Offer examples …