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Happy New Year!

Today’s blog will be rather short, but I pray it’s one you’ll think about for much longer.

Around New Year’s it’s common to think about where we’ve been and where we’re going. Here is a free a… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Christmas: Wise Men

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

I invite you and your family to join us on our journey to the… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Week 4: Anna & Simeon

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

I invite you and your family to join us on our journey to the… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Week 3: Shepherds

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

I invite you and your family to join us on our journey to the… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Week 2: Mary, Joseph, & baby Jesus

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

I invite you and your family to join us on our journey to the… Continue reading

Advent Nativity – Week 1, Angels

This olive wood nativity set was hand carved in Bethlehem. Roger and Mary Bailey purchased it on their first trip to the Holy Land in 1999.

This year my second-grade Sunday school co-teacher and I wanted to do something a… Continue reading

Event Evaluation

Easter celebrations are behind us and summer planning is in full swing. Many of these events happen yearly (like vacations, field trips, Vacation Bible School, camp, etc.). This post explains how to save yourself a lot of trouble the next… Continue reading

The Danger of Good Friday Suspense

Gayle Young, retired children’s minister

The true story of one traumatized little girl led me to reevaluate the way I teach and celebrate the events of Easter.

Next week is Holy Week where churches around the world will be remembering… Continue reading

Does your heart or actions drive your love?

A few weeks ago my music minister said something about love and worship that continues to echo in my ears.

It had been at least three weeks since I’d been in choir because of a terrible bout of bronchitis and… Continue reading

My Prayer for 2018

Happy New Year!

This is the time of year when I like to look back over the past year to mourn, celebrate, and praise God for His abundant mercy before turning my face to the year to come.

This year,… Continue reading

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