Category Archives: Child-like

Like a Child: Quick to Recover

Several weeks ago I took a nasty fall while walking along a sidewalk at a busy Nairobi office. I tore the sleeve of my blouse, caked dirt into my handbag, and had two bleeding sidewalk burns (knee and elbow). The … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Learning How to Think

Each one of us has a unique way of looking at the world. We call this our belief system, or worldview. People are known to have a secular or Christian worldview, an African or Western worldview, and perhaps a modern … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Who Daddy Says I Am

Knowing who I am in Christ seems to be a really big deal in Christendom these days. I am not sure why it is so hard to convince us, but many of us apparently have a chronic identity crisis and … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Hold on Tight

I was blessed to cuddle with a precious 4-month old baby this evening. The temperatures were cool, so I was holding her closely — face to face. Ha! I was painfully reminded why I chopped off my long hair soon after … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Asks Freely

On Sunday morning, we usually are given water bottles on the front table at church. Two little boys are notorious for coming to ask for them. It does not matter that this water is supposed to be “special” for the pastors. … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Can be “Sent”

Children do not mind being “used” to do just about anything. We know that, and we make use of them. “Can you bring my jacket over here?” “Go take this to the kitchen.” “Tell your Dad that I’m ready.” Whatever … Continue reading

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Like a Child – Daddy’s Voice

The college where I train Early Childhood teachers is housed at KIS, a pre-primary Montessori school. Last week I was at the entrance during “home time,” when nearly 200 children sit on benches waiting for a parent to come pick them … Continue reading

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