Posts by Kellie Walker

Posts by Kellie Walker

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs. Being a mom is also one of the most rewarding jobs. Proverbs 31:28-29 says, “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also praises her: ‘Many women have done noble deeds, but you surpass them all!’” Wouldn’t it be nice if our little ones truly called us blessed instead of just calling our name 100 times a day? How good would it feel if our husbands…

Show Your Appreciation

Can you believe that another school year is coming to an end? It seems like this year has gone by so fast. It is the time of the year when everyone shows appreciation for their children’s teachers, also known as Teacher Appreciation Week. School teachers have such an important job educating our children. They are shaping our future. Whether you are homeschooling or sending your child to school in person, one thing this past year has taught us, is the…

Responding To The Storms In Life

April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. There is also, rain, rain go away, come again another day.  Sometimes the rain is downright annoying. It messes up outdoor plans. It makes our yards muddy. It ruins the look of a freshly washed car. I do know that a good rain always makes my yard greener. I know that a rainbow after a storm always takes my breath away. I know that seeing the sun after several days of…

As You Go

The Bible lesson for our preschoolers this week is about the Great Commission. Matthew 28:16-20 says, “The eleven disciples traveled to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but some doubted. Jesus came near and said to them, ‘All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything…

Live Out His Word

There are about 170,000 words in current use in the English language. We use at least 7,000 words a day. That is a lot of words. That tells me that our words matter. I also believe that the tone of our words matters too. What about the saying that “actions speak louder than words”? While those exact words are not found in the Bible, what we read in James 1:22 comes close. It says, “But be doers of the word and…

Plant The Seeds Of Faith

He is not here. For he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:6 The tomb was empty! He is risen! Happy Easter friends. What does Easter look like in your home? It is so easy to get wrapped up in the fun parts of Easter when you have preschoolers in the house, but Easter is the perfect time to plant seeds of faith in your little ones.  1 Corinthians 3:6-8 says,…

God Has Handpicked You

Empty nest. Twenty-three years later and I have an empty nest. The saying that the days are long, but the years are short, really is true. I absolutely love having adult children. I love that date night can be any night I want. I love that there are days that I do not have to set an alarm. I love that I can eat what I want for dinner…every single night. Truth be told though, some days the silence is…

It’s Finally Here

It’s here, it’s here, the time is here! Set those alarm clocks, dust off those church shoes and grab your Bible. Get your kids registered and come to church. Matthew 19:14 tells us, “Jesus said, ‘Leave the little children alone, and don’t try to keep them from coming to me, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” Let the children come! The kingdom of heaven belongs to them! We are ready to be with our preschoolers and…

Stay On Course

Here we are a year into this pandemic. Here we are 3 months into this year. Here we are preparing to open our Sunday morning ministries here at CrossRidge Church. Last Sunday George gave a timely message about staying on course. He gave us ways to stay on course by practicing self-control with our mind, body, character and voice. He gave us ways to stay on course by practicing self-discipline with our giving, our growing and our going. How are…

Let’s Tell Our Little Ones About Jesus

Back together! What wonderful words to hear. We are going to be opening our Sunday morning ministries on March 21st. I can’t wait to be back together with all of my little friends and their families. It has been way too long. This week’s lesson shares of when John the Baptist told others about Jesus. I love how you have stepped up as the faith builders in your home. I am still here as your biggest cheerleader as you continue to…

Turn To God

What do you do in times of trouble? Who do you call on when you need strength? Life can be hard. Parenting is hard. Things can get complicated. Is it easier to try to go at it alone? Just a few weeks ago, I emphasized the importance of community. Reaching out to others is important, but calling out to God should be our first response in times of need.  Psalm 46:1-3 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a helper…

Whiter Than Snow

What a week! We haven’t had snow like that here in our area in quite a while. It doesn’t matter if you like the cold and snow or not, you must admit that fresh snow is beautiful. I love waking up to the yard and street being covered with snow, especially before anyone has walked or driven on it.  The fresh white snow always reminds me of Psalm 51:7 where David writes, “Purify me with hyssop, and I will be…