Category Archives: Child-like

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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Like a Child: (Just) Enjoy Life

We just spent several days at our neighbor’s beach house on Kenya’s beautiful Indian Ocean. What a privilege!  A sign on the porch, written like a to-do list, reads: Enjoy life Enjoy the beach Have fun Relax Quite a list! It sounds … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Growing Up

Yes, we finished the “Like a Child” posts last year. . . . but I have a few more to add. Permission granted? Thanks. We already know that being an adult is not all that it is ‘cracked up’ to be. … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Quite a Journey~

Ooooh my goodness. When I started the “Like a Child” series exactly one year ago, I had no idea it would have so many posts. This has been quite a learning experience for me! Several of you have commented on … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Humble

It would seem incorrect to conclude this series on “Like a Child” without talking about humility, since “humbling oneself like a child” is specifically identified by Jesus as a key to the Kingdom. Humility. This virtue has often eluded me. … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Life is Easy

I don’t know about you, but I often find life to be very difficult. Or at best, complicated. So many things to do. So many problems to figure out. So many burdens to carry. So many wrongs that can never … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Receive the Kingdom

This morning my Bible reading took me to Mark 10. It was one of those times when something ‘hits’ afresh. “I tell you the truth, anyone who does not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Not Ashamed

“The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.” This is the last verse in Genesis chapter two, before the infamous “fall” of Genesis chapter three. They felt no shame. Shame is a despicable emotion. Shame … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Asks Questions

Have you ever noticed that children ask some of the funniest questions? And ‘dumbest’ questions? But when the questions come from children, we don’t think less of them for asking. In fact, we applaud their curiosity. As adults, however, we … Continue reading

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