Archives for 2017

God is Able

I just wanted to give a brief update on our cancer journey.  You may have read that I found another lump during our recent trip to Florida.  The new lump was indeed cancer and there is more.  It has seemingly spread while on chemo, which is very concerning. Thankfully, it is all still contained in the chest area -- on the right side -- without going into the blood stream or into my lungs, so we are praising God for that. But, my friends, I am feeling discouraged. I begin radiation next … [Read more...]

What a Difference A Day Makes {Cancer Update}

What a Difference A Day Makes {Cancer Update}

Just a few short days ago, my husband and I were delighted to be eating lunch outside, strolling the streets of Disney Springs, and listening to the amazing speakers at the Children's Pastor's Conference.  It was refreshing to be with Children's Ministry leaders from across the country and to catch up with friends. Many people had read my original post about our journey into cancer and were asking for an update. I was happy to report that all seemed to be going well. I have finished seven … [Read more...]

Bringing the Bible to Life Series: Wrapping up with some Resources!

Bringing the Bible to Life Series: Wrapping up with some Resources!

Welcome to the final post in the Bringing the Bible to Life series.  To read through the other posts, click on the links below: Introduction  Preparing the Lesson Lesson Checklist Preparing Your Heart Classroom Expectations Cooking up some Tasty Goodness!  Cooking Up a Lesson: Appealing Appetizers Cooking Up a Lesson: Savory Side Dishes For this post, I thought I'd share some resources that I find especially helpful (links may be Amazon affiliate links): Kidology … [Read more...]

Bringing the Bible to Life: Savory Side Dishes!

Bringing the Bible to Life: Savory Side Dishes!

Welcome back to another post in the Bringing the Bible to Life Series!  If you want to catch up on some old posts, you can find them here: Introduction  Preparing the Lesson Lesson Checklist Preparing Your Heart Classroom Expectations In my the Cooking up a great Children's Ministry lesson post, we talked a bit about the components of a great lesson.  I gave a few examples of appetizers, main dishes, and side dishes along with a promise to cover each of these elements in a … [Read more...]

Bringing the Bible to Life Series: Appealing Appetizers

Bringing the Bible to Life Series: Appealing Appetizers

Welcome back to another post in the Bringing the Bible to Life Series!  If you want to catch up on some old posts, you can find them here: Introduction  Preparing the Lesson Lesson Checklist Preparing Your Heart Classroom Expectations In my last post (Cooking up a great Children's Ministry lesson), we talked a bit about the components of a great lesson.  I gave a few examples of appetizers, main dishes, and side dishes along with a promise to cover each of these elements in a … [Read more...]

Bringing the Bible to Life: Cooking up Some Tasty Goodness!

Bringing the Bible to Life: Cooking up Some Tasty Goodness!

Welcome to another post in the Bringing the Bible to Life series.  In case you're looking for other other posts in this series, you can find them here: Introduction  Preparing the Lesson Lesson Checklist Preparing Your Heart Classroom Expectations In this post, we'll talk about how to develop (or enhance) any lesson using the Bible alone.  Karl Bastian provides a great format for developing a daily schedule in his resource, the Kids Church Cookbook.  He explains that building … [Read more...]