I Am That Mom

Wendy Douglas —  October 4, 2010
EDITOR’S NOTE: Welcome to the 4th day of Orange Week 2.0 here on Kidmin1124. In this post, Wendy Douglas shares something that didn’t work and what they did about it. Link to all of the other Orange Week 2.0 posts are included at the end of this article.

I am that mom.  You know, the one that was absolutely lost in how to be the spiritual leader for her children. I am that mom that felt she had failed in so many ways in passing on her faith to her children. I am that mom who wondered if it was too late to change the direction of the spiritual path of her children.

I found out through reading Reggie Joiner’s book, Think Orange, and attending the Orange Conference last year that I can help change all that for parents of the kids I share Jesus with each week. You see when the church and family come together to impact the lives of children, our influence is so much greater. To have such an opportunity to learn from others who share a passion for God and families and bring that back to my family and pass it on to other parents impacted me far more than I thought possible.

Now I look at children’s ministry as an opportunity to serve both parents and their children. I get to love on families the Orange way. I have the opportunity not only to spend time pouring into kids each week, but I also get to walk alongside parents in their journey as the spiritual leaders they so desire to be.  We can do it together. So I can be found each Sunday in our children’s ministry with a heart overflowing orange (and sparkly shoes).  Now I am that mom!

FREE GIVEAWAY Just a reminder, we are giving away three free copies of a new family tool called Cue Box. Here is how we are doing it. The purpose of Kidmin1124.com is to spark conversation and discussion. So, we’re going to offer two different ways to enter to win one of the Cue Boxes. First, leave a comment on any of the Orange Week posts through October 5. Tell us about your experience with Orange, comment on something raised in an article, or just come right out and tell us that you’re commenting because you want to win a cue box. For every comment or reply, we will enter you in the drawing. Also, we’re trying to get the word out if you tweet or retweet any of the articles on Twitter from this series, we will enter your name in the drawing once for each tweet. Just make sure to include @Kidmin1124 in the tweet somewhere so we can find it. The more you comment, and the more you tweet, the greater your chances of winning. We will close the contest on Sunday, October 10, 2010 and draw our winners on October 11.

Wendy Douglas

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Wendy is married to a warrior for the last 18 years and Mom to three boys. She volunteers in KidzPlace at The Gathering Church in Sevierville, TN. She reads almost anything she can get her hands on. In addition to contributing to Kidmin1124, she maintains her own blog called Saved Sister at http://savedsister7.blogspot.com/.

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