How to Prepare a Child to Read the Bible

Why do we teach our children to read? You’ve probably never given the question much thought. After all, no one has ever asked you, “Do you want your child to learn to read, or do you think it’s unnecessary?” (If your child’s teacher asked that question, you’d likely be looking for a new school.) WeContinue reading “How to Prepare a Child to Read the Bible”

The Gift of Marginalia

Pews creaked as people shifted their weight and fanned themselves with the church bulletin. Wooden floorboards popped, and the wheezing window unit beat irregularly from the back of the tiny sanctuary. The place held a litany of distractions, especially to an 8-year-old girl who could see a fine Illinois spring day happening just beyond theContinue reading “The Gift of Marginalia”