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Have tenacity…

How many of you have a baby brother or sister? Don’t they believe with their whole heart that they are the Superman of our world! They conquer ants, imaginary ninjas and nap time with tenacity. They are so filled with a drive to attack the world head-on.  They sprint up dirt mounds and keep going […]

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How sharp is your axe?

How is this for a tweet: “If I had 6 hours to cut down a tree, I would spend the first hour sharpening my axe.” At first you may think this is just cute and clever, but actually think about it. When you’re preparing to “do battle” with something (in this case, a tree), you […]

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There is always hope…

Here’s a story for you, Last week I met a man, we’ll call him “M“, who was dealing with a lot of regret. The hopes and dreams M had for his daughter didn’t pan out, resulting in a teen pregnancy. The desires and plans he had for his grandson were dashed by a jail sentence when the […]

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KidZ At Heart at Bryanston children’s ministry conference

Lynnette Stander and Yolande Nunes had the opportunity to present a mini KidZ At Heart workshop at a children’s ministry conference on Saturday 8 March at Bryanston Methodist Church, Johannesburg. There were close to 200 people and afterwards many of them indicated that they would like to do our 2-day training. Is it amazing to realize how […]

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Because we love children – feedback from KidZ At Heart

The Joshua students from MES joined us once again – this time for training in LESSON PLANNING and ASKING GREAT QUESTIONS. We would like to share their comments:   I realised again that children need to be a part of the lesson. I also learned how important it is to prepare well for each lesson. […]

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Say something nice!

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” – Ephesians 4:29   Finding the negatives in any situation can be the easiest thing to do. You could be in the most spectacular […]

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The Person, Not the Problem

by Phil Tuttle I was hanging out with some friends one night when we were in high school, and we decided to go get some pizza. A good friend of mine was old enough to have her driver’s license, so, of course, she drove. When we finished eating and came out of the restaurant, we […]

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