In 2003, I had my first TMJ surgery. (TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint - aka jaw joint) Afterwards, I began having some neurological problems, and was diagnosed with adult-onset epilepsy… complex partial seizures. It was so terrible! My doctor estimated I was having over 50 seizures a day. Life as I had known it seemed to be over.Read More
Super easy activity that kids LOVE to do!
FALL IN LOVE WITH JESUS - HIS LOVE COLORS OUR WORLDVIEW!
While working on this activity with your kids, talk about all the colors of the leaves. How beautiful and wonderful are the fall leaves that God created for us to enjoy!Read More
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!
supports a healthy digestive system
helps alleviate upset stomach/nausea - a must have for traveling
helps relieve constipation/cramping/bloating/and gas :)
supports a healthy immune system
helps detox your body
What is recruiting anyway? In kids ministry, recruiting is assimilating a person from regular church attender to super star volunteer on your team… Woohoo!
In order to build a ministry and keep it moving… every church, big or small, should be in a constant state of recruiting.
My family has experienced life changing results. We never want to be without them. I often wonder why I waited so long to order my premium starter kit... all I can think of is that I had no idea what I was missing.
These oils are so amazing, I know that I must share how incredible they are. I want to share them with you so you can experience them, too!
I'm so excited and can't wait to hear from you!Read More
My sister... her strength amazes me!
She is so awesome - If you don't know her, you're really missing out! Some words that describe her... super nurse, genius, beautiful, loyal, brave, strong.... I could go on and on :)
Do you ever find yourself struggling to keep up with all the demands of kids ministry? Is it difficult to find enough volunteers, or are you scrambling each week to have everything ready for the weekend? I’ve been there many times, and these three keys have opened the door to successful wins in kids ministry.Read More
Have you ever been afraid? Maybe you have received a phone call with devastating news... or maybe you're worried about yourself, a family member or a friend... in all circumstances, remember that God is with you! No matter what people are saying, or how people are feeling, God is still God - and you can always trust Him!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
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