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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Why Is The Fear Of God The Beginning Of Wisdom? – Christian Article

Tweet Why does the Bible say that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom? Human Wisdom The Apostle Paul spoke about wisdom in 1 Corinthians 3, and he puts it in anything but a flattering manner for humanity. He wrote that “the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness” (1 Cor 3:19). Maybe Paul was quoting Job because Job wrote…

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Poured Out Like Water | Easter Devotional by Charles Spurgeon – Christian Article

“I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.” Psalm 22:14 Did heaven or Earth ever witness a sadder spectacle? In soul and body, our Lord felt Himself to be weak as water poured out on the ground. Placing of the cross in its socket shook Him with great violence, strained all His ligaments, pained every nerve, and more or less dislocated His bones. Burdened with His own weight, the glorious sufferer felt the strain…

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Peace I Leave With You – Christian Article

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27). Does life sometimes seem overwhelming? You’ve received a troubling report from the doctor. One of your children is in crisis. You wonder how you will pay your bills. Then there’s a car accident. It seem like trouble comes in bunches. The disciples found themselves in a…

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How One Missionary’s Story Spoke to Me in a Big Way – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); I was listening to an incredible sermon by Carrie Pickett the other day that got me thinking about the relationship between love and fear. You can watch the full sermon here. Carrie’s Story Carrie was a missionary in Russia for 12 years. She left the United States for Russia as a single, 21-year-old woman and started a Bible school there. Later she met her husband there, and they got married and had two kids.…

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Fear Can Cause Us to Worship Safety – Christian Article

When fear shapes our lives, safety becomes our god.  We worship the risk-free life.  The fear-filled cannot love deeply because love is risky.  They cannot give to the poor because benevolence has no guarantee of return.  The fear-filled cannot dream wildly.  What if their dreams fail? No wonder Jesus wages such a war against fear.  In Matthew 8:26, “Jesus got up and gave a command to the wind and the waves, and it became completely calm.”  The sea becomes as…

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Peace of Mind | Thoughts about God by Helen Lescheid – Christian Article

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 Jesus offers us peace—the peace with God which he made possible through his death on the cross; the peace of God which fills our hearts with quiet confidence even when life is tough. But why do so many of us not experience this peace of heart…

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New Isn’t Always Comfortable | Devotional by Marilyn Ehle – Christian Article

“(What I have done in the past) is nothing compared to what I’m going to do! I’m going to do a brand new thing.”Isaiah 43:18-19 (Life Application Bible) As we contemplate the freshness of a new year, we’re tempted to quickly rejoice over God’s words to Israel. Who would not want to be part of God’s “brand new thing”? We get excited as we pray for and anticipate a new work of God in our lives and in the world.…

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The Bible Verse of the Year for 2018

Clarke Dixon is a Canadian pastor, friend, and — compared with everyone else I interact with online — we’re practically next door neighbors. His writings appear every Thursday at our sister blog, Christianity 201, but this seemed like a great choice to start the new year. I figured he gave us permission for one part of our blogging network, so that included Thinking Out Loud as well, right? His writing appears at clarkedixon.wordpress.com or if you prefer, you can read…

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