Tag Archives: Faith

Journey to the Cross

Here we are in the first days of Lent.  During this season, we stand in the shadow of the cross and come face to face with the messiness of our lives. It is our challenge to keep our eyes on … Continue reading

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Room for Christ

Yesterday we were ready to start Sunday school and so I asked all the kids to make sure they had written their names on the activity sheet they had while everyone was arriving. As they started putting their sheets to … Continue reading

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40

I can’t remember anymore how I came across this video, but I really love it. Quite simply, it is a video with 40 drawings of Jesus in the Wilderness: Last year I used it for the first youth meeting in … Continue reading

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Cookie Prayers

I did this with our group at Christmas time, but this could be a really fun and easy to prepare activity anytime — especially this week if you decide to talk about Shrove Tuesday traditions. This is adapted from an … Continue reading

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Come Sunday

Come Sunday is a lovely children’s book that I found through Children’s Literature a couple of months ago. My only dilemma in using the book for our normal Sunday School time was that the Baptist Church depicted in the story … Continue reading

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Waiting Well

I flew on the tail end of a blizzard. Bad weather leads to delays. Delays lead to long waits. What do you do when you wait? Do you distract yourself from the situation by reading or doing puzzles? Do you … Continue reading

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Carrying the Cross

Earlier in the year I was with some of our new acolytes. They had come out on a Saturday morning to be trained to help lead worship. They were going in pairs to light the altar candles for the first … Continue reading

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Share the Story

Over the summer we had a program for 9-12 year old kids. During one week’s lesson, we talked in particular about sharing the Bible with other people and ways that we could do it. I had looked ahead for a … Continue reading

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An “Imposter” Faith

A recent CNN article talks about the recently published book “Almost Christian” by Kendra Creasy Dean. The book looks at the changing face of Christianity for teenagers, but perhaps not in the way you might expect. It argues that teenagers … Continue reading

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Devotional: The Invention of Lying

I like to use devotionals that include movies and pop culture. It can be an incredible and enlightening experience to look at movies, music, or other clips in a new way. It can make a story or idea accessible to … Continue reading

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