Just Let ME Do It!!!
Practicing Parents

Just Let ME Do It!!!

~by Christine Gough “MOOOOMMMMM!!!! Just let ME do it….PLEASE!” I gripped my hands together, white knuckles blazing, praying to God while rolling my eyes and sighing deeply. I asked for patience. For a power outage. For a change of heart on his part. For a miracle & automatic proficiency. Nothing. Crickets. Just slow moving of … Continue reading

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Practicing with Children

At the intersection of curiosity and disobedience

Contributed by Autumn and Andrew Gale Someone once told us, as parents, to not discipline curiosity, but to discipline disobedience. And this has certainly been our mantra. However, we currently have a 2.5 year old at home. Enough said, right? The line of curiosity and disobedience is sometimes fuzzy, and let’s be honest, utterly exhausting. Everything we currently … Continue reading

Kids in worship: The other problem
Practicing with Children

Kids in worship: The other problem

by Practicing Families contributor, Corey Fields “[My daughter] doesn’t sit still and read a book. She is tired, squirmy, talks loudly, wanders…I once took [her] out the service to correct disobedience five different times…My husband and I have refereed fights. We’ve followed crawling babies around the sanctuary.” That’s part of how blogger Melissa at New Bread has … Continue reading