How did you feel Wednesday when you saw unauthorized people breeching the formerly safe confines of the U.S. Capitol building? I felt a strange, uncomfortable vulnerability. I don’t normally feel like that – mostly because I’m a grown up and can control, to a large degree, my surroundings. My kids were pretty much unscathed by … Continue reading Talking to Your Kids About the Capitol Breech
It was just Christmastime, so we are very familiar with what it means to give and receive gifts! This week we get to read about how God gives us the Holy Spirit. After Jesus ascended into heaven, God gave the disciples the Holy Spirit. We get access to the Holy Spirit anytime we want - … Continue reading The Gift of The Holy Spirit
Each summer in high school we had to read four or five books and pass a test on them to qualify for honors English class the following year. I remember, the summer before my freshman year we were supposed to read Great Expectations. As a 14-year-old, I considered it dry, to say the least. A … Continue reading Acts – A Cliffs Notes Version
Several years ago, for a couple of years in a row, we hosted a Christmas concert at Munger. Whatever you're picturing is wrong. "Holly Jolly Christmas" was not sung. No 7th graders played clarinets. No one wore choir robes. The concert is the brainchild of Andrew Peterson, an independent musician from Nashville. He and some … Continue reading Behold the Lamb of God!
I loved reading through our Advent scripture this week and seeing how God weaves together the smallest details to make a significant impact for His kingdom - much like a symphony. I pray this week that God stirs your heart with excitement and anticipation for the birth of our Savior! Monday, December 14 – Day … Continue reading The Creator’s Symphony!
Starting tomorrow, we get into Isaiah's beautiful prophecies about the coming Savior - the Messiah. I love reading these prophecies each Advent because it's so clear how they were fulfilled. I know they weren't written for me originally, but they feel like a perfect gift from God saying, "Yes, I know what I'm doing." You … Continue reading For Unto Us…
So, I am clearly in a celebratory mood over here. My last post was about birthdays, and now we are moving on to Christmas! I wish I could write to you about all the enriching activities I lead for my children around the holidays, but I can barely get the laundry off of the laundry … Continue reading Christmas Playlist(and a bonus idea)
I am not cutesy or crafty. I am also terrible at small talk and correspondence in general – and yet, I find myself as a two-year-old class room mom. This is not my skillset. I know this may sound funny because, yes, I am a children’s ministry director, but I am normally just the idea … Continue reading I Am A Terrible Room Mom
I remember, as a kid, it was all too natural to invite a friend to church. If someone was spending the night on Saturday night, they would bring church clothes so they could tag along to church and Sunday school the next day. They might even score a Luby's Luann platter out of the deal. … Continue reading Well, come on now.
We have two birthdays in our house next week(pray for me) which has me thinking about all the fun routines I want to establish with our kids! When they come home from college, I want them to think..."this is what our family does on birthdays!" Here are a few ways me(or some of my friends!) … Continue reading Birthday Traditions