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Starting the School Year with Jesus!

Starting the School Year with Jesus!

Matthew 6:33 New Living Translation (NLT) Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. As we begin the daunting task of distance learning this year, it is ever so important to start each day with Jesus.  Seek...

Romans 8:31 | Overcome!

Romans 8:31 | Overcome!

SRomans 8:31 New Living Translation (NLT) If God is for us who can stand against us? These days it seems like there are so many negative things we are battling.  A global COVID-19 pandemic, loneliness, isolation, fear, injustice, just to name a few.  As parents and...

Talking to Kids about Racism

Talking to Kids about Racism

Jesus is the potter and we need to let him mold us and our children while the clay is still wet. That is why it is crucial if you haven’t had conversations about race and racism with your children that you begin now. Start with just asking them, "what have you seen? ...

Screen Time During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Screen Time During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Who knew that every kid in the state of Oregon would be doing school from home right now!? Amidst the toilet paper shortage and stay-at-home orders, our kids are spending hours on a computer doing school from home. While this is a necessity due to the current...

Lord, Hear Our Prayer

Lord, Hear Our Prayer

Jesus loves for our children and grandchildren to talk to him. In Matthew 18, Jesus' disciples ask “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”  Jesus calls a little child to him and puts the child among them.  Then he says, in Matthew 18:1-4: “I tell you the truth,...

Faith Over Fear

Faith Over Fear

Matthew 14:29-31 New Living Translation (NLT) 29 “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the strong[a] wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he...

Let Us Love One Another

Let Us Love One Another

1 John 4:7 New Living Translation (NLT) 7 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. This past month was Easter. It was a great time to share God’s love with our neighbors.  I have to...

Distance Learning Tips

Distance Learning Tips

Six weeks ago, I walked into a first grade class for the afternoon, not imagining it would be my last substituting job of the year. The world has changed for all of us in those weeks. In a manner of speaking, all of you have just taken over my job. I used to be the...

How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Matthew 6:28-34 New Living Translation (NLT) 28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God...

Psalm 27:14

Psalm 27:14

Hey Parents! Our household started the Covid-19 Isolation on Friday, March 13, 2020.  Yes, Friday the 13th! Little did we know that the world as we know it would change from that day forward.  I believe I have been more purposeful about reading scripture,...

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