Barbie Murphy: Blog Posts

Two Ways to Create Anticipation With Your Kids

By |2020-01-09T16:04:45-05:00January 8, 2020|Barbie Murphy: Blog Posts, Staff Blogs|

As this new year and new decade begins, what are you anticipating?   What are you expecting God to do in your life... in your family... in your ministry... as a result of your prayers?

In Psalm 5:3, we read “Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.” Hear are a couple of activities to help create expectation for seeing God at work with your kids this year:

  • Spend time with your family discussing what you [...]

Reflecting Together

By |2019-12-03T16:01:49-05:00December 2, 2019|Barbie Murphy: Blog Posts|

Winston Churchill once said, “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.”

Reflection has at least two meanings: one refers to remembering, pondering or contemplating; the other is a representation of an image given back by a reflecting surface.

  • Take time to ponder and reflect on the birth of Jesus by asking family members to share their favorite part of the Nativity story and what it means to them. (refer to Luke and Matthew)
  • Pass [...]

KidZ in Action – A “To Do” for You

By |2019-12-03T15:34:33-05:00November 7, 2019|Barbie Murphy: Blog Posts|

A Time for Gratitude

Many studies show that gratitude changes our heart attitudes, enhances relationships, and reduces
stress. How can we cultivate a heart of gratitude for our families?

Materials needed: blank notepaper, envelopes, stamps, markers, pen or pencil

Read: EPHESIANS 1:15–16: “For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your
love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.”

Discuss: Have a family discussion about people [...]

What is it Like to Lead a Project Team? Barbie’s Story

By |2016-10-18T14:00:27-05:00February 2, 2016|Barbie Murphy: Blog Posts, KidZ Stories, Staff Blogs|

Barbie's Story 3If you know anything about KidZ at Heart, you know that we have a passion for ALL kids, ALL over the world! We go farther (literally!) every year to train teachers in culturally appropriate ways so that they can lead kids to Jesus and help them become His lifelong followers!  That’s a mouthful—but what does that process look like and sound like?

I have had the wonderful privilege of leading multiple KidZ at Heart trips to train Children’s [...]