31
Dec
stored in: 2019

I reread some of my 2019 posts. Here are a few things I want to carry to 2020: Practice hospitality – be intentional by scheduling people for dinner. This includes my own siblings whom I don’t make intentional efforts to see. Arrow prayers – when something happens at church ie a disruptive child, pray immediately […]

30
Dec

Me in Children Worship: Tax collectors cheat people to get rich. 1st grader: What does rich mean? With children you can’t assume anything. Two boys fighting to sit on the same chair: I was here first! Me: You work it out yourselves. Do what is nice, not what you want. Both boys immediately got off […]

I was attracted to this used book at Goodwill because our church has been focusing on disciple-making. The style of this book is from my generation, printed in 1988. It looks like a book I might’ve read a long time ago, but I don’t think I did. No matter when the book is written, the […]

26
Dec
stored in: 2019

Me in Children Worship on Christmas Sunday: What would we NOT have if Jesus wasn’t born? Funny answer, 1st grader: Food? Thoughtful answer, 5th grader: Easter Can be the right answer, 4th grader: Life Unexpected answer, 5th grader: Holy Spirit Expected answer, 4th grader: Heaven It was a fun Christmas Sunday. Lesson learned: Do not […]

18
Dec
stored in: 2019

We sold my Prius today. It was only 6 years old. That may seem like an old car to some people. But we generally drive our car to well over 100,000 miles, and then give the car away. It was a bit sad to see my car go, but at least it’s going to a […]

11
Dec

I read a post where the author threw away all her journals. A reader commented that doing that would make her feel like a part of herself is gone. There’d be nothing to show that she was alive. Without memorabilia from elementary school, it would seem like that part of her life never existed. As […]

11
Dec

I like preaching to the children. Preparing and preaching the message is probably my main source of feeding from God’s Word. The process of delivering the message and seeing the children’s reaction builds my love for them. It gives me hope of what God’s Word can do. I understand why pastors like to preach. It’s […]

05
Dec
stored in: 2019

I’ve been holed up at home for the last 3 days in an effort to recover from my cough. Indeed I’ve gotten better, no longer feeling the tickle, the breathlessness, or the coughing fits. Voice is still hoarse. I’ve enjoyed being at home without having to be totally in bed. It was nice taking it […]

03
Dec
stored in: 2019

Even if I only have sniffles or a slight cough, I cannot go see my granddaughters. So today I’m staying home from work to get well. Praying that I get completely well quickly. Coughs tend to linger. I basically rested from talking. I was able to clean up my bedroom shelf a bit, which caused […]

02
Dec

Children worship volunteer 1: It went well today. CW Volunteer 2: There were fewer children, many were absent. CW Volunteer 1: One particular child was absent made the difference! I caught something over Thanksgiving, and sort of lost my voice. I was thinking of not going to church but I woke up feeling ok. I’m glad […]

I got this free book by Bill Gaultiere when I went to his free seminar. I like free. I wasn’t sure if I’d want to read this since I have a stack of books I’m working through (wish I could read faster!) But I’m glad I did. There are better books out there on this […]