Happy Birthday Jesus Cake

On the Sunday before Christmas, we rolled a candle-lit cake into the Worship Service. We didn’t have children’s ministry programming that day so all the children were in the service. I reminisced how my mother would bake a cake and on Christmas morning she would light some candles and we would all sing “Happy Birthday” […]

The Power Of Summer Bible Camp

The students I work with cannot wait till “Bible Camp” (as they call it). It’s a week of hanging out with their friends, having fun, and learning more about God. To the students, what better way to spend a week of your summer than at Bible Camp! As an adult, I couldn’t agree more, and […]

Has Easter Gotten Boring?

Before I was a pastor I worked for the Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company out of Oklahoma City. The job was great because I got to talk and connect with people everyday (something that I love doing). What I didn’t love was filling the same shelves with the same product everyday. For example, a typical […]

It’s Not Your Birthday

It’s not your birthday. Shocker, I know! But although the Christmas holiday tends to revolve around the expectation of gift-giving (more like gift-receiving), it’s really not your birthday. If I remember right, it’s Jesus’ birthday. While I’m sure He doesn’t mind sharing His birthday with everyone, I’m sure He would mind if in our efforts […]

Trying to Find the Obvious

Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. (John 11:25) My family has an Easter morning tradition My husband and I fill Easter baskets with candy and goodies on Saturday night and then hide the baskets. On Easter morning our kids (who are now […]