We live in scary times. If novel viruses don’t kill us, the distrust they cause between us seems certain to tear us apart. How can our children have hope that will out last the troubled times that are certainly ahead? That’s exactly the question Bill and Gloria Gaither were asking after the arrival of their… Read More Singing “Because He Lives” with Kids
“Mommy, I don’t want to die.” My then 6-year-old son said these words to me as we were driving through the hills of Ohio last spring. Gulp. I don’t want him to die either. I worked as a hospice nurse for 5 years but it doesn’t mean I always know how to talk about… Read More Update Teaching Children Hymns: “Low in the Ground He Lay”
“He is Risen!” We only imagine the overwhelming joy that filled the women’s hearts as they internalized these words. Yet, as generations before us have done, we realize that the joy was not theirs alone. Because He has risen, we have hope of future life, just as certain as the stench of the corpses that… Read More Christ the Lord is Risen Today, hymn for children
In that moment, I was aware of Someone beyond my senses.
This is part of an ongoing series: How to Teach Children Hymns (even if You Aren’t Musical). Our family recently completed our 6-week rotation of learning a new hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” As we were singing this hymn together the other night, my 6-year-old started acting it out. As we sang about casting down our… Read More How to Teach Children Hymns (even if You Aren’t Musical)- “Holy, Holy, Holy”