Celebrate the Meaning of Christmas
On the First Day of Christmas the Bible reveals to me…. Jesus born into humanity On the Second Day of Christmas the Bible reveals to me… Two joyful parents and Jesus born into humanity On the Third Day of Christmas the Bible reveals to me… Many shepherds watching Two joyful parents and Jesus born into humanity On the Fourth Day of Christmas the Bible reveals to me… Flocks of sheep grazing Many shepherds watching Two joyful parents and Jesus born into humanity On the Fifth Day of Christmas the Bible reveals to me… Bright…
Several years ago our pastor gave a series of messages on the Names of God. To this day, that particular series has been one of my favorites and has touched my heart and has deepened my relationship and understanding of who God is, His attributes, and His character. As we go into this holiday season, I am reminded and thankful to Almighty God for… He is Jehovah…God is my LORD. To Him I am thankful. (Exodus 3:10-15) He is my Elohim…God is my Creator and ruler over all. To Him I am thankful. (Exodus 3:14-15; 12:12, Psalm 121:1-3) He is my El Shaddai…God is Almighty and the Sufficient One. To Him I am thankful. (Genesis 17:1-8; Psalm…
Impact, Calling, Serving…”Do You Know Your Destiny?”
“Thank you for teaching my son why we celebrate Christmas. Our family never knew the reason why we celebrated Christmas. We thought it was all about giving gifts and never knew it was because of the birth of Jesus.” Believe it our not, these words were spoken to me in January 1991 by the mother of a three year old in my preschool class. I was surprised by what she said as she shared from her heart with such sincerity and gratitude. You see, I just assumed when I was teaching the lesson about the birth of Jesus that the ten children in my classroom already knew the story and…
Encourage Children To Bloom…”Blooming As An Infant”
Several years ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit Singapore. While there, we were thrilled to get to visit the National Orchid Garden. This garden was not just any orchid garden; rather, it was filled with more orchids than any other garden in the world. Upon entering we saw a large array of orchids, large and small, growing from one single stem. Each one was unique, a one of a kind. There were myriads of varieties sprinkling the sidewalks, paths, and walkways with their vibrant colors and designs. If you have ever tried to grow an orchid then you probably know of their temperamental nature. Unlike most flowers, orchids can be very…
Stay Encouraged…The Next Generation of Christians Needs You!
“…we face a generation of young people who no longer hold to what most evangelicals consider to be the true foundations of the Christian faith: belief in the deity of Christ, the reliability of Scripture, and the bodily resurrection of Jesus.” Josh McDowell and David H. Bellis, The Last Christian Generation (Holiday, FL: Green Key Books), 27. The preceding observation by Josh McDowell and David Bellis is sobering to say the least. The reality is that we are progressively living in a world where the basic tenants of the Christian faith are no longer believed, taught, or consistently championed. Relativism has taken root and has such a stronghold in our…
The Truth About Wisdom For Kids
How can we encourage children to seek wisdom? Wisdom is vital for children to have in order to fulfill God’s plan for their life…especially in today’s world. But only God can give true wisdom and help a child apply it to daily life. Thus, we want to encourage children to maximize God’s truth by helping them understand biblical wisdom.
Ushering In The New Year With A Prayer For Wisdom
Happy New Year!!! 2013 is here and with the start of a new year comes new resolutions, new beginnings, new accomplishments, new opportunities, new life, and new blessings from God.
What’s In The Package? Evaluating and Choosing the Right Curriculum
Several years ago I was on the Weight Watchers diet. During the weekly meetings the leaders would share tips and encouragement to help us tackle the challenging task of losing weight.
Blast Off Into A New Galaxy With Extraordinary Leadership Ideas – Part One
Is your leadership style blah and somewhat boring? Could you use some rocket power ideas to blast into your children’s ministry this fall? Do you desire for your leadership to reach out into a new galaxy full of energy, lighting up your children’s ministry with the love of Jesus. Do you seek to lead your volunteers to shine like stars and sparkle brightly in the classroom where children grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus? Then it’s time to blast off and take your volunteers to new heights as they experience God’s grace through your leadership.
On this Fourth of July, what is on your agenda?