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Blog: Krista

May 5, 2011 |  by Krista

How do you teach your kids forgiveness?

There’s a rule in our house that if anyone being tickled says, “Stop,” the tickler must quit immediately. (Grandpa has had to be completely re-trained in this matter!) We have labelled it an... Read more
April 25, 2011 |  by Krista

Crosses of forgiveness

I had a tough choice to make the other day. I could clean the interior of my car (hadn’t had a vacuum and wipe-down all winter) or I could read over the Kids of Integrity Forgiveness lesson so we... Read more
April 13, 2011 |  by Krista

Spring distractions

Spring weather typically puts a bounce in my step and seems to make life purr. Everything is lighter . . . easier. Goodbye, bulky winter wear, hello windbreakers and rubber boots! Mr. Sun’s newfound... Read more
March 25, 2011 |  by Krista

Mouldy attitudes and grace from a seven year old

Don’t ask me how we managed to do it, but we were UNABLE to grow any mould on our bread! Seriously, are there any scientist-type people out there who can explain that? We kept it warm. We made sure... Read more
March 14, 2011 |  by Krista

Rainbow girls and stuffie-loving boys

There she stood in the doorway of her bedroom, in all her four-year-old glory. Her tights had wide, horizontal, rainbow-coloured stripes. Her skirt (pushed down below her kindergarten belly . . . the... Read more
February 23, 2011 |  by Krista

Respect is growing, mould is not

Squeals of delight rang through the house. “This is like a treasure hunt!” crowed Jessica. “I can’t find any!” cried Benjamin. Both kids raced from room to room, searching behind doors and under... Read more
January 31, 2011 |  by Krista

Our rainbow of respect

We started on the Respect lesson with a bang last week! One of the object lessons involves becoming “Respect Detectives.” The original suggestion has the kids looking for disrespectful actions. We... Read more
January 21, 2011 |  by Krista

Reviewing character throughout Christmas

This post should have been written three weeks ago (you know an excuse is coming, don’t you?). Well, our family’s “birthday season” begins right after the Christmas season – two are in the first week... Read more
December 16, 2010 |  by Krista

Our fun and fresh acceptance tree

Two posts ago ("Acceptance blues"), I lamented the static nature of the family tree suggestion for the Kick-off craft activity. At the time, I expected to breeze through this lesson because there... Read more
December 1, 2010 |  by Krista

Food on trial: acceptance v. squash

Question: What do squash, green pancake batter, and Asian and Polish food have in common? Answer: An initial “Yuck!” response from my kids. It was a week of culinary testing in our household. We... Read more