To a child thrust into a strange world, a good teacher is the best thing that can possibly happen. A teacher is Courage with Kleenex in its pocket. Sympathy struggling […]
STAY SIMPLE Ouspensky, author of In Search of the Miraculous met with his students when he knew he was dying. He refused to answer any of their questions about the
TEACHING SPILLS OVER After discussing with me how God had arranged a conversation with a brother about a potential job opportunity, Bob Cameron turned to Shane Miller and remarked, “Shane,
Education | Endurance | Knowledge | Learning | Reinforcement | Sanctification/ Perseverance | Success | Teaching
LEMON PIE LEARNING Good teaching practices reinforcement: “Hit students in the face with a lemon pie enough times and sooner or later they will lick some of it off.”
CANNIBALS TASTE CHRISTIANITY Did you hear about the missionary who gave a tribe of cannibals their first taste of Christianity? Author unknown
Communion | Consecration | Discipleship | Fellowship With God | Independence | Preaching | Sanctification/ Bible Study | Study | Teaching | Understanding
BIBLE STUDY People spend too much time studying the Bible for their people. The mind of a preacher… has been trained for all these years to give monologues, and the
EAT UP THE PROPHET It’s difficult for missionaries to make a living working with cannibals – they keep eating up the prophet!
DO AS YOU’RE TOLD The blacksmith was instructing a novice in the way to treat a horseshoe. “I’ll bring the shoe from the fire and lay it on the anvil.
Appealing Talk | Discernment | Doctrine | Error | Lies | Missions | Sin | Teaching | Understanding | Wisdom
LIAR ALARM You see, God puts an alarm system in you if you are a Christian. A missionary to the Native Americans took a converted Indian chief to Los Angeles.
ON A SHAKY LIMB I shall never forget a classroom setting that occurred about twenty-five years ago. As usual, I was in the front row. One of the toughest professors
LOVE IT IN A retarded youngster seated himself on the floor in a drugstore and began to play with some bottles he had taken from the shelves. The druggist ordered
DEAD GOPHER GIFT Preacher’s kids always seem to come up with incredible wit. Why is it, though, they are also known for less desirable antics? My second son discovered a
FLIGHT TRAINING A sign seen on a church bulletin board read: “Interested in going to heaven? Apply here for flight training.”
Abuse | Bible | Bible Study | Burden | Children | Discipleship | Failure | Family | Health | Neglect | Parents | Teaching | Violence
A NEED FOR NOURISHMENT In early November, 1991, Jay and Linda Hill of White Settlement, Texas, were charged with aggravated kidnapping and injury to a child. A few weeks earlier,
A BIBLE CHALLENGE My brother Steve Hodgin teaches children’s church at a church in Springdale Arkansas. A boy in his class named Timothy was an unruly bully. Steve would give
A TEACHER’S AXIOM A teacher hasn’t taught until the student has learned. Henrietta Mears
Behavior | Blessing | Morality | Sanctification/ Leadership | School | Teaching | Understanding | Value | Values
PRIORITIES IN EDUCATION We can begin to teach not only proper behavior, but why the proper behavior is important. In fact, in the college setting where I’m now working, I
EDUCATIONAL GOALS …to be aware of the uniqueness of each individual and to treat that uniqueness with loving concern. To provide each student with the opportunities appropriate to his or