Tag Archives: encouragement

You’re Not Just a Babysitter – I Promise!

October 12, 2012

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Sometimes volunteering in children’s ministry can feel like you’re just babysitting. You’re feeding babies and changing diapers. You’re serving snacks, taking toddlers to the bathroom, washing hands, smoothing over fights and hurt feelings. You’re dealing with behavior issues and bored kids. Let me encourage you. Children’s ministry is so much more than babysitting. Then Jesus […]

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Give Thanks Whatever Your Circumstances

October 5, 2012

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For those of us in Canada this is Thanksgiving weekend. We hang out with friends and family. We eat copious amounts of turkey, ham, and pumpkin pie. And hopefully, we remember to give thanks. I am thankful for fall. I love this season! I love the smell, the changing leaves, the crisp air, the crunch […]

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Having Trouble? Take Heart!

September 28, 2012

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I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 I love that phrase – take heart! It’s evocative. I immediately thought of that movie “Beauty & the Beast.” Near the end of the […]

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You’re Not Alone – Children’s Ministry is a Team Effort

September 21, 2012

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Confession Time – I love Nascar! My husband and I look forward to the Sunday afternoon race. When I first started watching Nascar I was focused totally on the drivers. They were the ones in the car driving skillfully, or not; getting caught up in accidents or causing accidents. One man does the work and […]

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God is my Fortress, I Will Never Be Shaken

September 14, 2012

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I loved making forts when I was a kid. My brothers and I would make them in the basement, in the living room, and out of lego. We had a cool tree house in the backyard that often became a fort. The best though was the fort at the top of Bruno’s Hill. Bruno’s Hill […]

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