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Encouraging Thoughts on Volunteering as a Nursery & Preschool Worker!

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

Twenty-six self-sacrificing individuals. That’s how many I have on our present children’s ministry rotation. Seventeen of those serve within the nursery at some point within the quarter.  I am so blessed to be part of a church that values little ones and their...

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Verses for Advent: One a Day

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

I have never done an Advent Calendar of any sort (well, other than the chocolate Kermit one from a friend last year!), but in an effort to have a  simplified, Christ-centered Christmas for our family, I decided an Advent Calendar with a verse/passage a day leading to Jesus' birth on...

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Tags: advent calendar

For Your Consideration: October 25, 2013

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

The Most Undervalued Pro-Life Argument Against Abortion Here's a good pro-life argument. The author goes so far as to say: “It’s my view that all of these alternative explanations have major consequences, in that they either entail an equal right to life for a bunch of animals, or...

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How Lymphoma Cured My Fear

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

“I have good news!” I announced to the group of Kids Club volunteers after a long day of service. I was eager to announce that one of our kids had accepted Christ that day, but someone in the crowd took the opportunity to respond with, “You’re pregnant!?” Without...

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Are You Really Sorry?

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

The phrase, “I’m sorry” is perhaps one of the most over-used and poorly understood sentences said on a daily basis:   Accidentally bump into someone in a crowded room? “I’m sorry.”   Carelessly offend someone by something you do or don’t...

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Tags: "i'm sorry"

For Your Consideration: June 20, 2013

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

A look at a few recent interesting articles pertaining to children, education, family life, or just something that has struck my fancy that I think you might like too!

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Tags: millennials, community, church, abortion, pro-life, save the storks, top blog posts

Another Great Parenting Resource: National Center for Biblical Parenting

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

National Center for Biblical Parenting: Effective Parenting Tips Previously I recommended a few of my favorite parenting books for Kamloops parents.  But maybe you don’t have the time to read extensive books?  Or maybe some of you Kamloops moms and dads have read them but would...

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Tags: kamloops biblical parenting, national center for biblical parenting, parenting tips

“When your son asks…” Part 4: How to answer your children’s questions

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

Now its your turn! Well, if you have kids, I suppose its been your turn for quite some time!  In your endeavor to answer children’s questions, it is important to keep a few things in mind: Welcome the questions! Your child’s inquisitiveness is a gift from God and a vital part...

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Self-Expression...Influence...Teaching

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

I've written before (see "A Call To Teach") about the Bible's command to us all to teach. Here this thought is taken a step further by pointing out that we are all actually teaching through our self-expression.

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Tags: education, parenting, seven laws of teaching

"When Your Son Asks..." Part 3: Death and Tragedy

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

Today I’d like to tackle a tough question, actually a question not just asked by children, but one that many adults struggle with as well—death.  When we experience death—be it of a family member, friend, or even beloved pet—or when we see deadly disasters, we are...

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Tags: death, questions

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