Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday Shout Outs!

I had a lot of fun this summer highlighting other people's blogs in a series called "Inspiring Blogs", so I've decided to continue this practice in "Saturday Shout Outs!" I'm going to share links with blog posts that have inspired me this week and I hope they will inspire you as well!

Why Children need Ignatian Spirituality 
by Tim and Susan Muldoon at Patheos Blogs.
This is a well-written essay on using the imagination to cultivate faith in children. I love this quote: "With Ignatius, we believe that God deals directly with each creature. We cannot make them followers of Christ; only the Holy Spirit can.  . . .  Our hope is that in cultivating an imagination of God as the direction of everything loving, everything good, and everything hopeful, we will encourage them, when they are ready, to listen to his voice, summoning them to the goodness for which he has created them." 

This is a simple and lovely idea for helping children learn and respond to Scripture. Since my spiritual style is not word-based (read here if you want to know what I mean by spiritual styles), I am not the greatest at coming up with viable ways to help children memorize or learn scripture. Therefore, I'm really thankful for Lacy's ideas and thoughts on this!

Kneeling tables for work time by Rosemary at Three Great Days.
This is a practical tip from a Godly Play trainer in Virginia. If you are having knee problems or just can't get down on the floor anymore with the kids, this piece offers an alternative that is still in accord with the spirit of Godly Play. 

On the Way to Something New by Playfull Theology.
Musings on the Creation story by a fellow Godly Player in Ireland.

I Don't Know by Carolyn at Worshiping with Children.
If you read Carolyn's blog, it's obvious that she has years of experience working with children. This is a great piece on helping children be okay with the unknowns in life.

by Andrea at "What DID we do all day?"
Andrea is always happy to pass on helpful information and this on-line resource is a treasure chest!

Did you read something this week that was meaningful to you? If so, please leave the link in the comments so that we can check it out, too!

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