Kids are a gift from the Lord.  I love working in ministry w/ kids because they are impressionable and receptive to the things of God.  Kids are so genuine, so loving, and can teach us a lot.  This post by Garr Reynolds is a great list of things we can learn about kids in life and in communication.  Garr is the author of a great book called Presentation Zen.

My favorites on this list are #1 and #10.  Emily and I have been talking lately about "being present in the moment" with each other and with our child that is coming soon.  And creativity is something I'm pretty skeptical that I have, except in rare moments...but this was a good reminder that we can all have good ideas, artistic abilities of some sort, and creative thoughts from time to time.