huddle
Practical Steps
Sarah Hanks

Huddle Together to Stay Warm

“In this season, huddle together to stay warm.” The prayer huddle is something we utilize when we find we need some cohesiveness as a family. When the children are fighting or we feel on edge, a prayer huddle brings us together in precious unity. What is a prayer huddle? We sit in a circle, choose a child to sit in the middle, and then take turns laying our hands on him and praying for him.

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Frozen II
Vision
Sarah Hanks

Frozen II: Following His Voice, Breaking Generational Curses, and Becoming an Intercessor

Frozen II : Following His Voice, Breaking Generational Curses, and Becoming an Intercessor I sat in the theatre with my eight children watching Frozen II, eyes glued to the screen, heart lurching in the way it does when the Lord is highlighting something to me. This is what it means to be an intercessor. In so many ways, Elsa’s quest in Frozen II mirrors what we are doing on the Hedge Evening Watch. There is

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worship
Practical Steps
Sarah Hanks

How to Worship as a Family Without Losing Your Mind

How to Worship as a Family Without Losing Your Mind There is a sound that is released from our living room on a weekly basis. It’s a cacophony of chaos. Loud voices singing off key, loud instruments being played off beat, running and dancing, laughing and crying. It may sound like madness on earth, but it sounds like a symphony of pleasure in Heaven. It’s a sound that only our family can make, a sound

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song
Practical Steps
Sarah Hanks

Song Cards- A Tool for Worship

Song Cards- A Tool for Worship As a preschool teacher, I used to use SONG CARDS for music and movement time. When I began working in children’s ministry, I adapted the idea for worship time in early childhood rooms. And they can very easily be used at home. So, what are SONG CARDS? They’re simply index cards with the lyrics to songs on one side and a picture of what the song is about on

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stickers
Practical Steps
Sarah Hanks

Praying with Stickers!

Stickers! What child doesn’t enjoy them? They are fun, easy, and can be pretty cheap to use. (I either get mine from the dollar store or from Oriental Trading.)Here’s how to use stickers as a tool for prayer. In this article I highlighted how to use crayons as a prayer tool. Each color can stand for a different prayer, so when your child colors yellow on a map, he can be praying “Shine your light!”

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