Christmas – When God Came Down
December 15, 2017

Christmas – When God Came Down

On this 3rd weekend of the Advent Season, we pause again to remember that at Christmas God came to us as Emmanuel – God WITH us.  There is a lovely Christmas carol which says, “Love came down at Christmas…”  That is so true – as Jesus left the beauty of heaven to “come down” to Planet Earth, with […]

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December 8, 2017

Promoting Honesty in Your Children

Just recently, I found a necklace in my 9 year old daughter’s backpack. It was a cheap and small item – but I knew it didn’t belong to her, and she had it anyway. I asked her where it had come from, and her non-answer was: “Uhhhh, ummmm, errrr, I don’t really remember, I think maybe, ummmmm…”  […]

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December 1, 2017

Advent: A time of waiting and expecting

The 4 weeks leading up to Christmas are called “Advent” – a wonderful time of year, which begins this Sunday with “The First Sunday of Advent.” The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival” – and it’s a special time of waiting, of preparing, of expecting the coming of Jesus Christ. Advent is 4 weeks of […]

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November 22, 2017

Hands-On Learning with our Kindergarten class

Recently, our Kindergarten class enjoyed a field trip to Hidden Oaks Nature Center to learn about The Eastern Woodland Indians. Then we continued our study back in the classroom. As we studied that many tribes had their own languages, they communicated with signs as well as pictographs on materials found in nature.  The children created their own stories […]

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November 21, 2017

A Thankful Heart

Because a thankful heart is a happy heart I’m glad for what I have That’s an easy way to start For the love that He shares Cause He listens to my prayers That’s why I say thanks every day These lyrics are from the Veggie Tales video Madame Blueberry – and I highly recommend it to […]

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November 17, 2017

Praying Prayers of Thanksgiving With Children

One of the most wonderful gifts that God has given me — besides my family and friends, cinnamon, Irish Setters, and the color green — is a great love for children. I especially love four-year-olds. God gave me a “new crop” of 4’s each fall of my 11 years at TPK.  My love for our great Father […]

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November 10, 2017

Choosing Toys & Games for Your Children

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” Mr. Rogers Play is the foundation for all learning for young children, and giving your child the time and a few basic toys can provide them with a […]

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November 3, 2017

More Preschool Books We Love

It’s Literacy Week at TPK! You might have seen our littlest friends parading about the building in costumes – teachers too – and carrying books related to their costumes. So we are taking this opportunity to share with you about books we love and how to help your child find books they will love too. […]

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October 27, 2017

Praying Blessings for Children

Praying Blessings for Children Patty Royall Years ago, one of my very best girlfriends, who is my all-time best prayer partner, gave me an article about using bible verses as blessings for children. The article recommended selecting a verse to be used every night at prayer time. The blessing was to be prayed over a […]

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October 13, 2017

Real life “life hacks” that work for your life

Life hacks and organizational tips are everywhere you look. Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest are chock full of ideas.  Some ideas are great and others are just not doable.  I cannot imagine any world where Legos stay sorted by color or Barbies need their own individual pockets in hanging shoe bags. My favorite new hack floating […]

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”- Jeremiah 29:11

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