would you tie my shoe?

would you tie my shoe?

Have you ever done something just because you loved doing it? No one having to twist your arm or laying a guilt trip on you? It just felt right and even more importantly, it was right. Sometimes it has to do with the concept of purpose; answering the question;  why am...

2nd grade truth

Have you ever been insulted by someone who did not realize they were insulting you? I was subbing at LE the other day and a second grader come into the room.  The first thing he said to me was, “Mr. Stoner, are you going to teach us everything you know today? Whoa!...

teaching truth

Do you teach Sunday School? If you don’t, you should. It is the greatest job in the world, and it will grow you and challenge you in ways that you never, ever imagined. I was in the ministry for about 30 years and half that time I spent as a Pastor of Christian...

never argue with a first grader

A few months ago, I was subbing in a first-grade classroom at Lampeter. The day seemed to be going okay, nobody was sick, the plans were in place, and everyone was glad we were having pizza and celery sticks that day. Little did I know, or even suspect that a colossal...

poor little johnny

At a previous church, where I was the Pastor of Children and Youth, I had the privilege of sitting down with parents who had discipline problems with their children. Usually, Mom would show up and express her frustration with Johnny’s bad behavior and want me to...