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Bless Your Heart by Cindy Colley

Mama’s K.I.S.S. #52–Reverse Trick-or-Treating

As you know, if you’ve been reading, for quite some time, I’ve occasionally been running little installments called “Mama’s K.I.S.S.” I know that lots of readers could give many more and far more creative ideas than I can offer, but these installments are just a few tried and true and mostly old-fashioned ideas for putting service hearts in our kids.  This is number 52 of a list of one hundred ways we train our kids to serve. K.I.S.S. is an acronym for “Kids In Service Suggestions”. Wow! we are over halfway there!

There’s still time to do this one during this fun week! The masquerading holiday doesn’t have to be evil. Moms and Dads can have some control over the impact of holidays on their families, for sure. 

I believe Halloween is a great opportunity for widows and elderly Christians to bond with the children of the church. Our own children made “appointments” with elderly people in the church to come by and “show off” their costumes and we sometimes took treats to those elderly people (kind of backwards trick-or-treating). Anticipation and excitement emanated from the faces of those older saints. But more importantly, our kids grew, through this and other service projects to love these mature Christian people—a great blessing in the development of our children, for sure. 

If you have a shortage of elderly in the congregation, find a nursing home or retirement center. Include a note about the church or a tract about salvation in your goody bag. 

Have a fun and blessed week!

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