In January 2003, I was diagnosed with adult-onset epilepsy, I was told I would have it for the rest of my life. It was horrible news for me, my family & my friends. This was a really big problem. It was huge like a mountain! We felt scared, sad, and we cried... a lot!Read More
Change is a beautiful thing!
I love change. I would say that I love change more than most people…. especially in ministry. I’m not talking about a complete overhaul, (although sometimes it is necessary, and I love it!) but I’m talking about tweaks here and there that will bring life to an area that seems to be overlooked or challenging.
There are two important things to do when trying to figure out which areas need change….Read More
I have used What's in the Bible videos in kids ministry for years. It has been and still is one of my TOP 5 KIDS MINISTRY RESOURCES! Phil Vischer and his team have done a super job creating a product that teaches the Bible in a fun way that kids (and grown-ups) never forget :)
How have I used these videos in kids ministry?Read More
It was a new year (2004), and I was recovering from TMJ surgery, a bi-lateral modified condylotomy. My jaw bones had been cut, my mouth wired shut, along with lots of physical therapy to re-learn how to use my mouth. In some ways, I was better... but something wasn't quite rightRead More
It happened last Sunday morning in Trinity Kids, ages 3-9 years old. We had just talked about this Bible Story: Jesus blesses the children. Then we talked about how important all the kids must be to God. We talked about the fact that God sees them all.Read More
Qualities of a good check-in system
Whether you check-in the kids in your ministry electronically or not, the following qualities are on my list for getting kids checked-in quickly while keeping them safe!Read More
I kept missing parts of my day, and couldn't remember ANY new information. After numerous doctor visits, tests, and scary episodes, I was diagnosed with adult onset epilepsy, complex partial seizures. I was terrified!Read More
It’s kind of like holding a pose in yoga. (which I admit I don’t do very often.. LOL) just holding still, and letting the muscles do all the work. It’s not always easy. I have to focus, and I feel the burn! Even though there appears to be nothing happening (on the outside) during this time of being still, there is lots going on…Read More
On one of our family outings... You know the kind where you just drive to see where you end up? My youngest daughter, Hannah, asked me the question, "Mom, why are you driving down this road?"Read More
Just wanted to encourage you today!
+If there is anything you need, pray and ask God to help you.
+When you pray, believe that God will help you.
+PRAY God's Word because His Word is alive and powerful!
You may feel inadequate for what God has called you to do. Do you need more income? You may feel like your marriage is on the rocks. Maybe you have lost your job, or feel like it may happen at any time. Do you need a break? Feel like you're in a constant struggle against something? Is sickness your weakness?Read More
So... how do you get started?
You don't have to take a lot of time. Begin with a Bible verse. Talk about what it means. Ask your kids what they need to pray about, then talk to God about it. You don't need a special formula to pray (talk to God). Just speak to Him as you would talk to your friend.Read More
I'm so excited to share this resource with you! I first heard about this book at the GROW Leader Conference at Church of the Highlands in July. My great friend, Beverly, knew I wanted it.... and she surprised me with it during the conference! Isn't she a great friend?Read More