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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tikki Tikki Tembo

My church has an afterschool program for children at risk called The Friendship Club. Twice a month I have the opportunity to share a story hour with the children and my story today was Tikki Tikki Tembo. If you are not familiar with the story, please check it out and read it to your kids or grandkids. It is a fantastic story about two little boys that do not obey their mother. I also read Ephesians 5:12 and Colossians 2:19 to emphasize the importance of obeying your parents as stated in the Bible. After the story and scripture, we all enjoyed a snack of rice cakes just like the boys in the story. This program is such a BLESSING to me. The children are so full of energy, love and excitement and each visit renews my energy, love, and excitement. Children are our future and we need to do all that we can to provide a safe, loving environment for them to grow up in. Share a good book or story with a child you know, it will be a blessing for both of you. You can make a difference, one child at a time!

15 Comments:

Blogger Christine R said...

Isn't their an animated movie too? I love that story!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Hi, Nancy, and thanks for visiting my blog. It's always nice to make new blogging friends. Sue is one of my best buddies, so I'm glad you followed her to my blog. :-)

I live in Northeast Arkansas. I've seen the Arch in St. Louis from the interstate, but that's as close as I've ever been.

Thanks for your congratulations on my expected grandbaby. I can't wait! Maybe your kids won't wait too long before they start a family and make you a grandma, too. :-)

6:56 PM  
Blogger The Mama said...

Hi Nancy!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I like the idea of counting your blessings, reading your posts was very encouraging. I'll keep checking back!

Alice

7:48 PM  
Blogger theresa said...

Hi Nancy, thanks for visiting me today. I'm gonna take your advise and read that story to my neice.

I'll stop by again!

8:02 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Nice to hear you enjoy and have so much passion for children. I do too! I love that you have such a wonderful program at your church that you get to intereact with the kids. The story sounded like it would be a blessing to the kids lives, very encouraging!

It is nice to meet you, I am visiting from Morning Glory's blog. :)

9:45 PM  
Blogger Morning Glory said...

Hi Nancy, The program you're involved in sounds like a much-needed thing is so many children's lives.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment today. It looks like you have a fairly new blog, so welcome to our fun world of cyberspace friendships.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

Hi Nancy. I see a couple of people I recognize over here.

Glad you could use the blogging tips. I didn't really know what it was all about; just that we didn't want them to get away with it.

Best,

Ann

10:35 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Nancy,
I've always believed that instilling the love of reading is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children and/or grandchildren.
Great post!!

12:15 AM  
Blogger MugwumpMom said...

Amen..well said! To even just one loving person in their lives, can make such a huge difference to an at risk child. Good on you to be there for them like that!

12:17 AM  
Blogger K said...

Nancy, such a terrific program for children. They will surely benefit from your story reading. I, too, participated in a program called REACH (Reading Enriches All CHildren) when I lived in Virginia Beach. We went to homeless shelters and read to the children and provided a craft and a snack. As the saying goes, I got more out of helping them then they probably did.

Way to go!!!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Trinity13 said...

What a wonderful ministry you are involved in! I'll have to find that story for my son.

9:08 AM  
Blogger eph2810 said...

I think it is awesome that you get involved in the future of the church...Kids are so awesome to work with - High school kiddos are little different -- not sure why that is...

7:49 PM  
Blogger Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I really enjoyed reading your encouraging post! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'll be stopping back!
Claudia O

7:52 PM  
Blogger aimee said...

I'll have to get that book for my boys. They will probably love it. Thanks!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

What a great post. I actually read to my girls every night from a children's bible that my oldest daughter got on the day of her baptism. We went through the new testament first because they really wanted to hear about Jesus. My 3-year-old really LOVES hearing when I read to them. She gets all excited and yells "yea Jesus!" Now we are moving through the old testament and right now we are on the story of Moses. I love reading to them out of this bible and it's funny watching my 10-year-old daughter's eyes bug out whenever I tell her that all these things really happened. LOL.

10:50 AM  

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