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Challenging our kids to a different type of kindness

I recently watched three movies which all seemed to be shouting the same idea: “Be kind and it might change someone’s life; even yours!” The movies I am talking about are Up, How to train your dragon and The Grinch (the one with Benedict Cumberbatch). All three movies have outliers in them, characters

By | 2020-03-08T19:10:16+02:00 March 2nd, 2020|Play|0 Comments

A mother’s greatest fear – hard truths learnt through the pain of friends

“When you bury your child,” he hesitated, his voice full of emotion, “you had better know who your God is.” Julian had recently buried his firstborn son who was only a year old. As I took it all in, my mind was not able to comprehend the pain. I found myself fighting back

By | 2020-02-09T20:10:16+02:00 February 6th, 2020|Play|0 Comments

Best Kids’ Bibles 2020

"Some people collect stamps. Other people collect action figures. A few years ago, I began collecting children’s bibles. I found them to be a great resource when I was teaching Sunday school, Kids Club or just spending some time reading with my niece. Children’s bibles are a great way to introduce kids to

By | 2020-02-03T13:00:47+02:00 January 22nd, 2020|Play|0 Comments

Parents vs Pornstars

Girls think they have to act like porn stars to be liked by boys’. It’s a fact of life; our children are growing up in a brave new world of global connectivity, using social media as a means of communication and with instant access to information and imagery. For young people in a Western

By | 2019-10-16T12:16:31+02:00 October 16th, 2019|Play|0 Comments

Somewhere in Between

When you bury your child,’ he hesitated, his voice full of emotion, ‘you had better know who your God is.’ Julian had recently buried his firstborn son who was only a year old. As I took it all in, my mind was not able to comprehend the pain. I found myself fighting back tears as

By | 2019-09-27T15:55:11+02:00 September 27th, 2019|Play|0 Comments

Aladdin: an open door to Jesus

The children’s film, Aladdin, released at cinemas in South Africa recently. It is based on the story Aladdin and the Magic Lamp and explores the themes of power and desire. The clever, satisfying ending makes the moral of the story clear for viewers: Your motives are powerful; be careful of them because, unchecked, they can lead to your

By | 2019-08-05T10:51:20+02:00 August 5th, 2019|Play|0 Comments
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