I Shook Hands with Matthew McConnaughey.

Who is the most impressive, exciting person you've ever been around? I shook hands with Matthew McConnaughey once. That's the best I can offer. But this week we'll read about The Transfiguration, a time when a few disciples get to hangout with Jesus, Moses and Elijah as they pow-wow. Can you imagine? Incredible. May 27: … Continue reading I Shook Hands with Matthew McConnaughey.

Icing on the Cake

I’ve heard a lot of people say things in the arena of, “well of course I would believe if I had seen Jesus perform miracles.” This week’s readings are full of reasons to believe. Casting out demons. Raising people from the dead. Healing chronic illness. The list goes on. The truth is, the empty tomb … Continue reading Icing on the Cake

So Much Time. So Little To Do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWJo2EZW8yU As Willy Wonka said, “Strike that. Reverse it.” I know you have so little time and so much to do. Isn’t that the case for everyone? I guarantee the 10 minutes you spend reading Mark excerpts and discussing them using your Mark Family Guide, will be some of the most meaningful minutes in your … Continue reading So Much Time. So Little To Do

How To Prepare For What’s Coming Next

We’ve always had our kids play a big part in our Palm Sunday services and all ages worship together on Easter Sunday. But do our children actually know why they are waving palm branches on the stage while wearing donkey ears? Do they know why there is a palpable joy in the air on Easter … Continue reading How To Prepare For What’s Coming Next

Saltines are Unleavened Bread

With the elementary kids, we’re pausing from our regular Genesis curriculum to focus on Lent – specifically, Holy Week. This Sunday we talked about the Last Supper. Did you know the connection between the 10th plague in Exodus, the Passover Jesus and all other Jews celebrated (and still do), and Holy Communion that we take … Continue reading Saltines are Unleavened Bread

A Little Lenten Project: Giving & Sacrifice

Today we will talk about how a single penny could be worth more to God than millions of dollars. We will learn about the poor widow who gave more than all the rich people, and that things aren’t always the way they seem. While Jesus was preaching in the temple he saw lots of rich … Continue reading A Little Lenten Project: Giving & Sacrifice

Sacrificing Some Time for Lent

Lent is the 40 days preceding Easter beginning with Ash Wednesday. In years past, when we used prepackaged curriculum, there was never a focus on Lent. We just kept going with regular lessons, but now that we’ve taken the reigns, we’ve decided to shine a spotlight on this important season. Here’s why: Lent is a … Continue reading Sacrificing Some Time for Lent

The Bible – Full of Plot Twists

This is one of those weeks when you can feel something coming – even if you had never read the Bible before or had never even heard whispers of the story, you’d feel something coming. It’s like when that eerie music starts to play during a movie and you know a surprise plot twist is … Continue reading The Bible – Full of Plot Twists