DC4K » Murdered Single Mom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Six years ago, at about 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, a seventeen-year-old young man murdered his single mom in the Florida community where I live. They had been having an altercation, and at some point, the young man grabbed a baseball bat, beat his mom, and stabbed her numerous times with kitchen knives. From all accounts, the young man appeared to be a good kid and had not shown any previous signs of aggression. His baseball coach said the kid…

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DC4K » One important point when ministering to kids in crisis and trauma – be present in the moment! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

. Kids in trauma and crisis pick up on what is going on in your mind. This is especially true of kids from divorced situations. Your presence of mind makes a difference to a child who has experienced a crisis. These kids need you to be in the moment so to speak. Be there in your mind and your physical being. It’s as if they can read your thoughts, feel your heart and see your attitude toward them. I’ve often…

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