Through the Eyes of a Third Grader

I’ve spent quite a bit of time with the third graders these past few weeks. I’ve been preparing for Third Grade Bible Sunday, Bible Camp at Glen Lake, and Bible Adventure Fun Night with much excitement. My excitement does not even compare to the excitement that the third graders have experienced these past few weeks….

My Playlist

My playlist is quite diverse. It consists of songs from: 80’s hair bands (Bon Jovi, Poison, etc.), Pentatonix, Taylor Swift, Country (new and old), movie sound tracks, Bruno Mars, Old Country Hymns, Alanis Morissette, Worship Instrumental, Chicago, Michael Jackson, Eagles, Maroon 5, Instrumental Praise, Twenty One Pilots, Gospel Classics, Adele,  Journey and more! I’m not…

How Do You Handle “Fun Sponge” Moments?

As we walked down the large, open hallway toward the classroom, the children were playing a game of tag. It was fun and energetic and we were all enjoying it. As we got ready to turn the corner to the narrower hallway (and neared the classroom), I let the children know it was time for…

What Would It Look Like If . . .?

A college student spoke to me this past Sunday. She said, “I really want to serve with the kids this summer at VBS, but I can’t because I’ll be working. I really want to serve so I can give the parents a break (they sure deserve one). So, I thought about another way I can…

Redefining Busy

by Jennifer Acker Busy: adjective (‘bi-zē) | engaged in action, full of activity; marked by much life Synonyms: active, bustling, hopping, knee-deep, swamped, absorbed, engrossed, flourishing, immersed, overflowing, engaged, and thriving. Forms of busy: Busily, busyness, busied, busying The Children’s Ministry schedule was busier than usual in mid-January, REALLY busy. January 18-24 was exceptionally busy…