nurture

How Do I Make Them Feel?

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“Forty-one students?  How do you expect me to teach 41?”  complained the first-grade teacher in her students’ hearing. How did this make them feel?  Some children felt unwanted, and ma... Read More

Jonny and the Pencil: An Object Lesson on Letting Jesus Help

Contributor: Lucinda J Kinsinger | File type : Blog Post

The most memorable object lesson I heard as a child was told to me by an old preacher with a gray beard. I don’t remember the preacher’s name, but I remember his story. It went something like ... Read More

A Servant Education: The Method and the Call

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Blog Post

This is Part II of a collective effort by seven administrators of conservative Anabaptist schools. This group of administrators believes that our schools are poised to aid our churches and homes i... Read More

Keeping the Family the Number One Ministry

Contributor: Clayton Shenk | Length : 44 | File type : Audio

All who are involved in ministry know that there is a never ending list of people wanting our time - including our family.  We will explore the basis for the family to be held as our first priorit... Read More

Raising a Family on the Mission Field

Contributor: Carolyn Roth | Length : 42 | File type : Audio

Normal mothering challenges are often compounded on the mission field. Am I first a missionary or a mother? God provides resources for raising our families in missions, if we look both ways.

Priorities in Ministry as a Wife, Mother, and Grandmother

Contributor: Verna Esh | Length : 35 | File type : Audio

Sometimes family may feel second place when there are so many other needs and obligations. How can we involve our family while keeping our priorities in right order? Ladies only. 

The Well is Dry

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

This is the first time I can remember that I've felt like maybe I can't go on, maybe I won't make it, and I'm not sure I want to try! I don’t know what else to do with some of these students... Read More

Blessed With ADHD, Part II

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

Riley was lying across his desk today, on top of his teddy bear, with his head and feet completely off the floor.  He was in kind of a V shape.  He stayed like that for quite a while.  I just i... Read More

Cultivating Healthy Class Discussions

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post

Stimulating, productive discussions are among the most rewarding classroom experiences for both teachers and students. But making them happen can be challenging. I’m not sure which is worse: the... Read More

I Was Six Years Old

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

I was six years old, with pigtail braids down my back, when I began my first day of school. Our school was tiny: one teacher, one room in the basement of a little country church house... Read More